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Sitta canadensis (Red-breasted Nuthatch)

I had to brighten the image quite a bit because the bird is in shadow. That brightening has lost of the pale red breast and added a green tinge to the wings because there is very little red in shadow light.

I'm a little embarrassed about this photo but it's my first photo of this species not taken at a feeder or after the bird hit a window.



Camera: Nikon D800
Date: Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at 3:31 PM
Exposure: 1/1600 sec at f2.8
Exposure Compensation: 851 ev
ISO: 160 asa
Lens: 400mm f2.8G ED VR AF-S NIKKOR
With cropping (you see 24% of the image as shot), this lens is effectively a 811mm lens on a 35mm camera
Region: North America, Canada, British Columbia
Scientific Name: species related to Sitta canadensis (Red-breasted Nuthatch)
Larger image: 2000 x 1333
Raw image: 3630 x 2420

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