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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: 2008-10-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Sony 300mm F2.8 G, Digital RAW 200, bean bag
Exposure: f/4, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Krugerpark October 2008
Date Submitted: 2009-02-28 6:09
Viewed: 3897
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today an upload of couple of relative small woodepeckers,I think it might be a couple of cardinal woodpeckers,but maybe someone can confirm...

The original picture was underexposed (it was a clody day,just after some rainfall and thelight was not good,it is a rather heavy crop but as it shows a couple and wanted to share it with you,luckely I shoot most of the time in RAW (and JPEG) so I was able to lift this capture a bit up,alyhough I know it is not a superb capture I like it,thanks for your time and hope someone can help with the ID.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-28 6:17]
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Hello Paul,
A well-composed capture of a male and female Cardinal Woodpecker (Dendropicos rufescens). Though you were unable to come close the image is sharp enough to see the features and for me to come up with this ID suggestion.
Best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-28 7:02]

Hallo Paul,
Inderdaad dit zijn mannetje en vrouwtje Kardinaalspecht, Dendropicos fuscescens (foutje Ivan). Te herkennen aan de brede zwarte 'snorstreep' langs de keel.
Een best nog redelijke foto in goede scherpte.

hallo paul
supper compositie
mooie kleuren
en mooie spechten
groetjes lou

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-28 11:42]

Hi Paul. I see you have the name thanks to Ivan. I like the pose you have capture with what looks like the birds climbing the tree. well done TFS.

Hello Paul
I am pleased that Ivan has confirmed your ID on the Subject.
I also think this picture is great..I can see what the peckers are doing by the bugs visible in the beak of the lower one.
A great capture and TFS
All The Best

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-03-01 2:06]

Paul, This seem to be a woodpecker though I am not sure. The shot is so beautiful and you are lucky to spot two of them. TFs Ganesh

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