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February 12, 2013
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D5100
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1/250 second
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Feb 12, 2013, 12:01:48 PM
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Creeper Claws by DeeOtter Creeper Claws by DeeOtter
First time that I've gotten a decent picture of bird and feets. Creepers have feet/claws that work very well for clinging to and for climbing trees in search of macro-invertebrates hiding in the bark. There were a lot of creepers at the park again, along with a lot of chickadees (but they were hanging out at the top of the trees...because that's where the branches are) but the creepers would come down to the ground and climb up the tree.
I also realllly wish I had a picture of the creeper that landed on my leg for ~2 seconds. It flew right at me and I thought missed until I looked down and found the tiny brown bird on my leg. It promptly flew off when I said hi.

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Brown creeper
Certhia americana
Bozeman, MT
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Synari Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So hard to get good shots of these guys. Excellent work!
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I've had pretty good luck with these guys in the winter time. 
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EricReynolds Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
One of my favorite little birds! I had never seen one until I moved to Germany, where they have two species of creepers :) I see them every once in a while and it's always a treat!
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Neat! There's only one species of creeper in the states. I would love to travel somewhere to see a wall creeper. They look awesome!
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kitten-in-a-hat Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant photo, love the moment and the detail you've captured. Lovely colours and focus.
Thank you all for all the facts too. Love it!
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
They're awesome little birds. It's a real treat when you can actually spot one moving along the bark of a tree.
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pandasanta Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice Shot!
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Hallpen Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
;^; Why your all photos are so perfect?! awww;;; what a cute bird!!*faint*
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Not all the pictures are perfect. I usually end up taking a TON of pictures where only a handful actually come out pretty nice. Especially for these fast moving birds.
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