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Spiegeltje spiegeltje..
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO DG, Digital RAW 100, UV Filter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Krugerpark feb/mar 2007
Date Submitted: 2007-05-25 10:54
Viewed: 4153
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just arrived home again from my seatrip (unfortunatly without luggage,think it is still stucked at rome airport,but hopefully it will be delivered in one of the coming days),this is a shot I could make in the pretoriuskop restcamp,while we where walking to the restaurant to have our breakfast after a morning drive I saw this fellow checking himself out in the mirror of a car of another visitor,I was only able to make one shot of him while he took off again,but it was quite amusable to see this behaviour,hope you like it as well,and have a nice weekend.

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Hi Paul
Really cool shot of this funny guy :)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-25 11:10]

Hello Paul,
What a fine and interesting capture!
I have never seen a Woodpecker behaving in this way before.
This is a Bennet's Woodpecker (Campethera bennettii) looking at his own reflection on a species of car that I don't know!
Sharp and well composed shot.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-25 11:43]

Hi Paul,
I guess he is looking for company ;-).
Nice shot, interesting behovior of this bird.
POV, colors and sharpness is very nice.

Hola Paul.
Curiosa imagen. Bellos colores y magníficos detalles.
Hasta pronto, tfs, JL.

Hi Paul
Very funny photo of curious woodpecker. I like the composition of the shot and great moment. Nature mets the civilization
Best wishes

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-05-25 12:46]

Hi Paul,
Je moet er natuurlijk wel goed uitzien als je een "date" hebt.
Leuk moment heb je hier vast kunnen leggen. Mooie scherpte en kleuren.
gr. Paula

Ha Paul,

dit moet wel een hele aparte verrassing zijn geweest om zo een specht te zien hangen aan een auto
mooi plaatje
perfecte scherpte met een mooie reflectie in de ruit

TFS Thijs
ik hoop dat alles goed komt met je bagage

Hi Paul,
that's unbeleavable, such a shy bird - so close! I love the feathers with the yellow parts so much, wonderful, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-25 22:30]

Hello Paul

Hey when you're a good looking chick magnet like that ,you can't help but look at your own reflection.I was watching some woodpeckers the other day and one of them would bang on a steel roof to get attention.Talk about noisy.With the mirror,you managed a well illuminated subject.Very good detail in the plumage.You were in the right spot at the right time.TFS


Funny shot!!

Very cute indeed, Beautifully captured.
Well taken...

Hi Paul,
What a nice visitor. Great action and timing. You are lucky. Nice color and details. But interesting selection for nesting site :) Best wishes

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