This picture of a Sitta Europaea (Picchio Muratore/Wood Nuthatch) has been selected as finalist of the Oasis Photocontest 2012 (link) among over 25,000 entries. It is the most important Italian competition of nature photography and one of the largest in Europe.

Canon Eos 5d Mark II, Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM (403 mm), 1/400, f 7,1.