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Copyright: laurens van der Linde (euroblinkie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3080 W: 56 N: 6334] (64279)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-14
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/20 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-29 10:46
Viewed: 4913
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Campephilus Quatemalensis
i think FIRST time on TN
The Pale Billed Woodpecker is 37cm. long and weighs 255gr.
It resembles the LINEATED WOODPECKER but is larger and mor robust.
The adult is mainly black above with a pale bill bushy crest and white line down the choulders which almost mect in a V on its back.
The throut is black and the rest of the underparts are white heavily barred with black.
The male has a red head and crest The female is similar but the crest and throet are black.
The female can be distinguished from LINEATED WOODPECKER by the absence of a white facial stripe

i hope you like this picture
greeting lou

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-29 10:51]

Hi Laurens. Congrats on a first on TN. You were able to get a fine side view of the PALE BILLED WOODPECKER which you have taken with good detail and natural colours. It has a very long neck. i like the old tree its in. well seen and taken Nick,

A very Happy new Year to you and your family.

This is a wonderful bird, Lou, never saw such a one with this red head.
Beautiful colours - very pretty shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Laurens,

Lovely photo of this wood pecker. Great colours and detail with a good depth of field and point of view.
Good capture and TFS


Hello Laurens,
Great capture. Wonderful vivid colours and excellent composition.
Very sharp details and lovely background.

ciao Lou!
una straordinario Campephilus Guatemalensis al lavoro sul tronco e'la bella immagine che ci regali oggi di questa terra che hai visitato e "setacciato" mostrandoci la sua inestimabile biodiversita'...grazie

ciao sERGIO

Hi Lou,

Very pleasant capture of this red head-dressed girl:), the colour tones and composition are superb. I like the way you’ve composed the woodpecker.
TFS and have a nice day MF!


Ciao Lou, congratulations for this great first on TN, lovely bird with fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, Happy New Year 2010, ciao Silvio

Hello Lou,

A great shot with such beautiful colors, sharpness & setting. Very nicelt taken, composed & presented. TFS & regards.


Hello Lou,
a fantastic capture of this wonderful woodpecker, very good sharpness and splendid colours, excellent POV and composition with a very beautiful environment
Best regards

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-12-29 12:21]

Hallo Lou.

Gefeliciteerd met deze, de eerste op TN.
Een erg mooie specht, goed gezien en op de foto gezet.
Dat doe je volgens mij niet zomaar, die vogels zijn i.h.a. erg schuw.
Knap gedaan.

Gr. Hans

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-29 12:55]

Hello Laurens,
What a beautiful Woodpecker with a bright red head and stripes. Great focus and fine sharp details in this interesting composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-12-29 14:21]

Slav Loû,
Very good capture of this lovely bird in nice pose.Excellent colors and perfect POV.Nice composed adn presented.TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-12-29 15:28]

Woow Lou! A first time is always a great satisfaction for who made that! And what a beautiful pic,impressive sharpness,we can see at the best this woodpeecker in a wonderful scenary.My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-12-29 20:14]

Hello Laurens,
The body shape of this bird reminds me a lot of our Pileated Woodpecker. Perfectly exposed with excellent detail and beautiful natural colors. I like the diagonal composition. Very informative notes!! A beautiful bird indeed!!!

hello Laurens,
not the best clarity, but the colors are beautiful and the scene very well composed, bravo for first on the TN!
Wish you the best for the new year!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-30 0:13]

Hello Laurens.
A beautiful woodpecker with great colors and markings in the plumage. Nice sharp detail. Looks great!
Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-30 1:19]

Hallo Lou,
Hier ben ik echt jaloers op. Wat een schoonheid, een Koningsspecht in vol ornaat. Prachtig gefotografeerd in een erg mooie compositie. In zo'n geval is de centrale positie van de specht juist erg goed.
Felicitaties omdat je eerste op TN bent met deze specht. Ik hoop dat je er nog meer hebt.

Excelente conjunto Laurens. Ya te han dicho casi todo; añadir que me encanta poder observar el hábitat del ave. Un buen trabajo para ir acabando el año.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

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