Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The 3 sides of the White-breasted Nuthatch

Here is my front side where you can see my beautiful white chest!


Here is my side view, don't you love the blue on my wings?


And here is the back view. No further comment needed!

20 comments:

fishing guy said...

Shelly: It is no wonder I confuse the Chicadee and the Nuthatch. They are really similar birds.

Lynne said...

"Talk to the butt".

The Birdlady said...

So cute - Feisty little things, too.

T and S said...

WOW...You have got him/ her in all possible angles and here I m still struggling to get a decent shot of this beauty in the wild

NCmountainwoman said...

Sweet pictures of this fun little bird. I just love watching them running up and down the trees.

Tina said...

Shelly, LOVE your pictures and comments! Getting up-close pics of these little guys isn't easy, and yours are so vivid. Great job!

T and S said...

Oops! I forgot to reply to the query you posted on my blog.

"Shellmo said...I'm still in awe! That chestnut starling is beautiful! (are you digiscoping? I'm still learning to use my camera and thinking about a digiscope...)"

These pictures are all shot with Nikon D300 with a Nikon 300mm f2.8 lens with a 2X teleconvertor. They are not digiscoped.

Incidentally I started bird photography with digiscoping, however soon realised that digiscoping is a little cumbersome for restless subjects like these tiny birds. Digiscoping has its advantages, but not when light is at premium. All these shots are taken in overcast conditions.

Richard said...

Yeaaa...another butt picture.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Shelly, these are amazing pictures of your Nuthatch!!! We have them also--but I have found it hard to get a good picture of them. I do have a couple ---and it's interesting to note the blue color in them when the sun shines on them. When the sun is not on them, they look gray. Beautiful little birds... Thanks for sharing!

Bird Girl said...

Those nuthatches are always and forever on the move - you caught him in every pose - cute!

Eve said...

Ha Ha Very very sweet! Where's the upside down shot????

MuseSwings said...

Love your little nuthatch! He's got all the angles.

Leedra said...

LOL- love it!!!

Denise said...

How did you get him to pose like that? Mine would never give me three sides.

Sandy said...

Terrific photos!!!

Jessica said...

Another one of my favorite birds! I could watch the nuthatches all day.

Gardener's Garden said...

I think you have this bird trained.

Jayne said...

He's such a cutie!

HANNIBAL said...

Cute post! Nuthatches are such characters aren't they? The beep-beeps, I just love em!

Shellmo said...

Thank you everyone for stopping by & for your comments!
you're right Eve - I needed the upside down shot too!! :-)