White-breasted Nuthatch

By taggart  
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White-breasted Nuthatch
Sitta carolinensis
5-6" (13-15 cm)

The nuthatch's incredible climbing agility comes from an extra long hind toe claw or nail--particularly visible in the LARGER VERSION of this image.

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Tags: Usa Birds General Close-up and macro White-breasted nuthatch Wildlife and nature

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Comments


12 Mar 2007 7:26PM
Perfection.

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exposure Plus
13 5.3k England
12 Mar 2007 7:27PM
A Beautiful composition lovely bird detail sharp lovely tones and light and d.o.f.
Pauline.
Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 7:30PM
Lovely colour and detail Jennn, and a super pose. Excellent work
C
User_Removed 12 4.9k England
12 Mar 2007 7:34PM
Wow! An incredible shot, one of the best I've seen of this great little bird. Captured it's habit perfectly.
Col
BertC Plus
11 29 Malta
12 Mar 2007 7:36PM
Great work Jenn ...
Bert
12 Mar 2007 7:42PM
Great capture ,good detailed shot, well done

Mark
Cole Plus
13 53 16 England
12 Mar 2007 7:53PM
awesome capture, really well done
12 Mar 2007 7:57PM
Brilliant work. love It. Rich
12 Mar 2007 7:59PM
What a superb capture...lovely tonal qualities...nice job
12 Mar 2007 8:04PM
What a photo you have here a typical pose of the nuthatch
Glynnis
bfgstew Plus
11 668 105 England
12 Mar 2007 8:05PM
Perfection, probably your best yet!
Stew
sunshot Plus
13 24 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 8:06PM
amazing detail in this superb capture jennnnnn, very well taken.

marc.
Joline Plus
11 29 53 United States
12 Mar 2007 8:06PM
Your lens is just amazing....this is a wonderful shot!
MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
12 Mar 2007 8:11PM
Fabulous details Jenn, great colours and a terrific pose

Malcolm
12 Mar 2007 8:16PM
super sharp and super colourfull, G
What a great angle to catch this fellow at Jenn, fine detailed feathers, great shot, Adian
una Plus
14 10 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 8:18PM
Brilliant work ,great tones.
Una.
phil_j Plus
11 134 4 England
12 Mar 2007 8:19PM
Wonderful pose, typical nuthatch.
Superb colour and detail, all round a fantastic shot Jennnn, lik it a lot.

Phil_j
12 Mar 2007 8:24PM
Stunning image the detail is excellent!!

Rachel
MarkT Plus
13 119 2 England
12 Mar 2007 8:29PM
Superb detail and shot.

Mark.
elcid Plus
13 150 England
12 Mar 2007 8:30PM
Superb shot Jenn, great capture.

Bill.
Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
12 Mar 2007 8:32PM
What an incredible shot. Outstanding.
Ron
KKmoments Plus
11 12 1 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 8:36PM
Jennnnn I'm speechless the colours/detail on this beautiful nuthatch are just awesome... superb photography.... deserves a HC.... brilliant.
Karen Smile

PS: The aperture was F2.8 I shall remember in future - thank you for your kind comments Smile
12 Mar 2007 8:38PM
Cracking Shot.

Smithy
thorn Plus
13 124 2 Scotland
12 Mar 2007 8:48PM
Hi Jennnnn,
A splendid specimen of this little bird,awesome colours,angle,dof and presentation.take care.AnnSmile
Incredible shot-very nicely done!
ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 8:59PM
Brilliant work Jennn
Mike
Possum Plus
11 148 England
12 Mar 2007 9:02PM
One of your finest shots for me. Truly outstanding detail and colour.
Allie
Ingleman Plus
10 9 4
12 Mar 2007 9:11PM
An extraordinary shot! Colours, capture and compostion absoutely fabulous.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
11 2.3k 9 Wales
12 Mar 2007 9:13PM
Fantastic image Jennn.Excellent.
Tom.
great angle that you have captured this lovely little bird. Great detail.

Dee Smile
BeiK Plus
11 7 Scotland
12 Mar 2007 9:19PM
Excellent shot and composition. Simply superb!
Bitte
PatrickSmith Plus
13 1.2k 2 United States
12 Mar 2007 9:36PM
Wow, there is something about the straight lines of the wood and the stiff pose of the bird that are just perfectly matched. Excellent.

Patrick
CaroleA Plus
11 5 3 England
12 Mar 2007 9:53PM
Superb work, yet again. Clarity, composition, and the colours in particular stand out. Plus, as ever, beautifully presented.
12 Mar 2007 10:22PM
Fantastic image, well detailed and so clear.
Mick
dven Plus
12 25 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 10:37PM
A super image. this is my favorite little bird

dven
12 Mar 2007 10:40PM
WOW now this is good Jennn.

Colin
dionne Plus
13 29 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 11:02PM
Wonderful detail and light.
KBan Plus
12 501 4 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 11:22PM
well caught Jennn
keith
Brilane Plus
11 5 12 Wales
13 Mar 2007 12:26AM
Brilliant picture, Jennn. - Brian.
Paul Morgan Plus
16 19.0k 6 England
13 Mar 2007 12:31AM
Very well taken Jennifer, lovely.

Paul
13 Mar 2007 1:04AM
Yes !!! Can you just say YES? louder YES< YES>..... oh and wow too. helen
TyChee Plus
13 275 1 United States
13 Mar 2007 1:09AM
Amazing detail! Pretty cool how he can hang on like that. One of his little claws is jammed fight into the wood.

Ty
13 Mar 2007 5:36AM
Wow Jen. Your best bird pic yet. this is so very good

Allan
chrissd Plus
12 304 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2007 5:42AM
cor.....this is a beauuuuuty, double wow
chris
GillyB Plus
12 317 8 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2007 7:43AM
What a great pose Jennnn, well captured!

gill
Alison_S Plus
12 339 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2007 7:45AM
A cracker of a shot Jennn, superb colour and detail. Love the pose too.

Ali
13 Mar 2007 8:39AM
Excellent detail and colour,superb capture Jennnnn.........

Tony.
13 Mar 2007 9:56AM
Excellent pose, beautiful pin sharp detail and perfectly composed and presented.
13 Mar 2007 9:59AM
A simply fantastic capture, quite stunning in it's detail.

Dave
tull Plus
14 181 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2007 10:28AM
Superb detail and colours Jennnnnn with excellent dof.

Mark.
piccy Plus
11 8 Wales
13 Mar 2007 6:01PM
Wow, first class, such detail and closeness.
Freda
14 Mar 2007 12:01AM
Wow ... left me speechless Jenn! Yes, jaw dropped too ... phew, stunning shot! Photography in excellence, congrats!

Joe
14 Mar 2007 3:07AM
Really unique pose. Great capture Jenn.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
14 Mar 2007 5:18AM
Jennn, you have outdone yourself here. What a shot!!! -=Walter
14 Mar 2007 11:13AM
What a truely beautiful shot Jenn... It's gorgeous!! Such details and colour! Well deserving of an award... you've got my vote!
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
14 Mar 2007 2:40PM
Absolutely awesome. Superb clarity. Large is out of this world.
Paul
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
14 Mar 2007 4:09PM
An absolute belter.What a pose, what super detail. Top quality Jennnnnnn.

Brian.
14 Mar 2007 4:11PM
this is fab, perfection !
Tracy
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
14 Mar 2007 4:16PM
This is an unbelieveable capture and deserves at least an EC. AWESOME, Jennn. And I love the sheen on the wing!

WOW...

Andrew Smile
PLCimagery Plus
11 77 1 England
16 Mar 2007 2:30PM
what can i say thats not been said! it's a bit good!!!!
Super capture,Jenn! The colours are amazing
Andrew
Loupix Plus
11 80 1 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2007 12:34AM
glad to make this 101 Smile

ReasSmile

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