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p.1 #1 · Nutty About Nuthatches


I love the poses these birds give, especially the white-breasted. Being bigger and less prone to incessant perch hopping (compared to the red-breasted), it is also easier to get picks of. Here are some images I've managed over the past while. All handheld with 7D. Lens varied, and a 21mm tube was used on some. All of these birds were hanging out near feeding stations put in place and stocked by other bird lovers.

1. Love the pose on this one, but not so fond of the BG. This one was taken next to a cross country ski trail in a natural area.





2. Another image from the same spot, but a different bird. There were at least three hanging out in the area.





3. This one was taken at the same location as the first two, but a week earlier. The light was a bit dull.





4. We interrupt this series to introduce a different species. I did get a couple of decent red-breasted shots this winter, this being one. This image was taken in a city park.





5. We now return to our regular white-breasted series. This image, and the next were taken at the same park as the red-breasted shot. This bird hung on the branch for a few seconds, allowing about for about 5 frames.





6. Another image from the sequence. I like this pose better, but concentrating on the focus point (combined with being a bit unsteady in my aim) caused me to miss a bit of the tail.





7. Bonus Conrad Tan Shot - Not being one to let offers of free photo processing go by the wayside, I sent a file to Conrad. The result was not at all what I expected. He took a vertical and made it horizontal, and added a little canvas in order to add the missing tail bit. I had thought of doing the same, but didn't follow through (I would have used the tail from #5). Conrad did a super job of creating the tail, and the horizontal approach looks good.







Thank you for taking a look. Any C&C would be appreciated (even a C&C sailboat).

Cheers!

Ken

Edited on Feb 09, 2013 at 01:56 AM · View previous versions



Feb 09, 2013 at 01:54 AM
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p.1 #2 · Nutty About Nuthatches


Super set of the upside down cling-ons!

Nice job,
Tom



Feb 09, 2013 at 01:55 AM
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p.1 #3 · Nutty About Nuthatches


An excellent set Ken. Getting shots of these fast movers is hard, and you have a bunch of great shots. I like what Conrad did too ~Ron


Feb 09, 2013 at 02:05 AM
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p.1 #4 · Nutty About Nuthatches


Good work. I like 2 the best.


Feb 09, 2013 at 02:10 AM
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p.1 #5 · Nutty About Nuthatches


Nice nutty series Ken. This is one of those birds that's a regular in my yard and I never get tired of its upside down antics.
Eric



Feb 09, 2013 at 02:11 AM
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p.1 #6 · Nutty About Nuthatches


Super work Ken

Morris



Feb 09, 2013 at 02:40 AM
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p.1 #7 · Nutty About Nuthatches


Beauties, Ken. #1 and last one for me.

Tony



Feb 09, 2013 at 03:14 AM
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p.1 #8 · Nutty About Nuthatches


Excellent series of these little guys.... hard to pick a fav when they are all great.


Feb 09, 2013 at 03:17 AM
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p.1 #9 · Nutty About Nuthatches


It's hard to get a really beautiful bg on nuthatch shots (in my experience anyways) but all the bgs here are pleasant and the last 3 are very nice, the subjects are great in almost every one - great poses and very detailed. nice work!!


Feb 09, 2013 at 06:20 AM
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p.1 #10 · Nutty About Nuthatches


nice lookin set Ken


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p.1 #11 · Nutty About Nuthatches


Great shots Ken! Liked them all.

Russ



Feb 09, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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p.1 #12 · Nutty About Nuthatches


I like these small birdies too and their classical poses. Have been able to capture a few of the red bresated birds so far this winter. I love the pine needle backgrounds on some of these.
Douglas



Feb 09, 2013 at 01:49 PM
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p.1 #13 · Nutty About Nuthatches


Excellent work, Ken. Clean and sharp images
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Feb 09, 2013 at 03:47 PM
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p.1 #14 · Nutty About Nuthatches


Great work, Ken.
I have never seen them upside down from a branch. Very cool.
And Conrad did a very good job too.
Chris



Feb 09, 2013 at 05:46 PM
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p.1 #15 · Nutty About Nuthatches


Great set Ken

I just love # 4

Lil



Feb 09, 2013 at 08:05 PM
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p.1 #16 · Nutty About Nuthatches


wonderful shots Ken. I love the classic poses in the first two
David



Feb 09, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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p.1 #17 · Nutty About Nuthatches


Super set of the fast jumpy little birds, Ken. I like this a lot.

- Tam



Feb 09, 2013 at 10:07 PM
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p.1 #18 · Nutty About Nuthatches


Super set Ken ! Love them all. These little ones are so quick, amazing work !

Another super post processing from Conrad as well

Birdie



Feb 09, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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p.1 #19 · Nutty About Nuthatches


Terrific images, Ken.
Way bigger than life-size... not so easy to do and get such excellent quality.
Conrad's fiddling was an improvement to an already fine pic.
Charlie



Feb 09, 2013 at 11:41 PM
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p.1 #20 · Nutty About Nuthatches


Ive always had such a hard time with these fellows Ken, good job.

Classic Nuthatch poses

Charles



Feb 09, 2013 at 11:42 PM
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