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Cardinal Woodpecker

Cardinal Woodpecker
Photo Information
Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A450, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-05 4:05
Viewed: 4247
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Cardinal Woodpecker (Dendropicos fuscescens). Some joung adults flying around with their parents still feeding them.
From Wiki:
The Cardinal Woodpecker, Dendropicos fuscescens, is a widespread and common resident breeder in much of sub-Saharan Africa. It is a species found in a wide range of habitats from dense forest to thornbush. It nests in a tree hole, unlined apart from wood chippings.
This bird is 14-15 cm in length. It is a typical woodpecker shape, and has a dull olive back, marked with white spots. The underparts are white, heavily streaked with black, and the rump is tawny. Like other woodpeckers, this species is an insectivore. It is frequently seen, and regularly drums softly. The call is a high-pitched krrrek-krrrek-krrrek.

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great portrait of cardinal Woodpecker,Pierre
good color and definition

thanks sERGIO

  • mwmod99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
  • [2010-12-05 10:51]

Brilliant focus on the head Pierre. The detail is perfectly captured with fine natural colors around! Bravo impressive work!
George Veltchev

Bonjour Pierre,
Agréable publication valorisant relativement bien le sujet dans son environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

nice closeup, TFS Ori

  • Great 
  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-12-07 15:16]

Hola Pierre.
Very sharp, excellent light, beautiful pose of this Woodpeacker.

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-15 0:38]

Hello Pierre,
Beautiful close photo in bright colours and very sharp details. Great focus on the head.

hello Pierre,
A a superb portrait of this African woodpecker. Great catch.

Cheers, Petru

Hello Pierre,

Well captured, good focus and an interesting/cute bird!
You catch well the moment when bird is piercing tree, the wing with a red head is impressive. And, the contrast between the foreground and the background with blurred image draws out a good effect for the whole, technically.


Hi Pierre,

A real feast to the eyes. The crisp eye & the red crest is impeccable. I wish I had some more focus on the lower body too. But over all dashing.


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