Red Breasted Nuthatch, by Claudio Bacinello

As a wildlife and nature photographer, birds are among my favorite subjects and also the most challenging to capture. The Red Breasted Nuthatch is particularly challenging because they are in almost constant motion. For this image, I selected a dry branch for the bird to land on and provided food and water nearby and then patiently waited for him to use the branch to rest on before feeding.

Red Breasted Nuthatch, by Claudio Bacinello

Nikon D4 with Nikkor 200-400mm + 1.7x Teleconverter | ISO 1600 | Exposure 1/500sec @ f/6.7 | Focal Length f/4 @400mm | Flash Used
Red Breasted Nuthatch, by Claudio Bacinello

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | August 17
Award Score: 70 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 14)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Wildlife Photography
Photograph Location: Thornhill, Ontario | Canada

Photographer: Claudio Bacinello (Thornhill, Canada) Registered
Born in Italy, Claudio now lives in Thornhill, Canada where he exercises his passion for photography. Over a career spanning three decades Claudio has delved into a number of photographic disciplines including: weddings, portraits, product, corporate and stock. His current focus is on travel, wildlife, nature and adding to his extensive stock library. He continues to travel the world in search of subjects and stories with a particular affection for Africa and South America. His work has been published globally and, in addition, is available as fine art images for private and corporate décor.

Website: http://photographicvisions.ca/
Gallery: http://claudio-bacinello.artistwebsites.com/
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