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Knock on wood

Knock on wood
Photo Information
Copyright: Hans Van Rafelghem (hvr_oosterzele) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 83 W: 0 N: 115] (992)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 400/4 DO IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-09 10:20
Viewed: 4403
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dendrocopos major

Bonte Specht -- Great Spotted Woodpecker

Our most common woodpecker.
Shot from within my dome hide.
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To wishnugaruda: Woodpeckerhvr_oosterzele 1 01-09 16:24
To Dave: distance to dome hidehvr_oosterzele 1 01-09 16:22
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Beautiful woodpecker shot. Nice composition and pose. Excellent sharpness and details.

A stunning capture of this wonderful woodpecker, Hans.

Details, colors, pose, BG and exposure are perfect.

Great job, thank you.

Hi Hans,
wow, it's excellent, so close and so sharp.
How could you come so near?
I love the colours so much, also the perfect sharpness, thanks, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-01-09 11:16]
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Beautiful Hans!
Excellent framing and cropping!
Focus is nice and sharp and the BG undistracting!
ps How far from this one were you when you took the shot, and would you consider posting a pic of you "dome hide" as a WorkShop?

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  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 80 N: 75] (2247)
  • [2006-01-09 12:10]

Hello Hans!
Beautiful soft colours, good pose of woodpecker, very lucky shot.
Best wishes,

Thats a lovely crisp shot. Good blurred background.

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2006-01-09 12:34]

beautiful Woodpecker
great POV and colors and shrap

Brillant Shot of this woodpecker, very sharp detail, good BG blur, I like the framing and the detail on the side. Good work.


Nice shot. Like the composition and the blurred BG. I feel I would like just a touch of spotlight or something to make the bird pop out a little more from the BG. Thanks.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-01-09 18:04]

Une excellente prise,la pose de l'oiseau et l'éclairage sont parfait.

Félicitations pour les couleurs justes et la netteté.

Merci Hans Van!


Good composition and pose. Good DOF.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-01-10 17:12]

Hoi Hans, prachtige foto, mooi scherp, kleuren van de specht komen erg mooi naar voren.
Groet Reina

Very nice composition on this well exposed image, the POV on this is fantastic. Well done Hans. :)

Very nice Hans, excellent.
I've been after my own pecker but he won't let me get close enough..Somehow that doesn't sound right ;-)
Very well done!

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2007-03-19 9:33]

great shot! very well done. great colors, focus on subject. nice composition. tfs

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