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Dendrocopos major - male


Dendrocopos major - male
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Copyright: Enrico Pegoraro (pegos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, 300 mm f/4 ED AF-S Nikkor + 1,4 Kenko TC
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-14 12:30
Viewed: 3517
Favorites: 2 [view]
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Dendrocopos major – male

Lunghezza di circa 22-23 cm e apertura alare fino a circa 40 cm. Gli occhi sono marrone rossastri; il becco è grigiastro; zampe grigie . Il maschio ha la nuca rossa ; guance e gola bianche separate da una linea nera; il superiore è nero con macchie ovali bianche; l’inferiore è bianco con sottocoda rosso. La femmina è simile al maschio ma non presenta la macchia rossa sulla nuca. Si nutre di insetti e larve che cerca nelle cortecce degli alberi; in inverno cerca anche semi, nocciole e altro. Raramente si alimenta a terra come il Picchio verde. Scava un buco su un albero dove nidifica tra aprile e giugno: 4-7 uova sono covate da entrambi i sessi della coppia per circa 12-15 giorni; i pulcini sono alimentati dai genitori.
E’ distribuito in tutta Europa escluse le regioni più settentrionali l’Irlanda e Islanda. Tambureggia contro un tronco o un ramo cavo per marcare il territorio. Vive nei boschi di ogni tipo, in parchi e giardini di latifoglie, conifere o misti, sia in montagna che in pianura.

LA FOTO: scattata da capanno con il Nikkor AFS 300 F4 + Kenko 1,4 con cavalletto, scatto remoto e senza flash; 640 ISO , F 6,3 , 1/320 s . Nell’immagine (ripresa dopo diversi tentativi, nel mese di febbraio) si notano la macchia rossa sulla nuca che distingue il maschio dalla femmina e la coda robusta appoggiata al tronco per sostegno.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-04-14 12:32]

Hello Enrico.
Focus, lighting and sharpness is very good, I liked the visible textures of the feathers. Good composition and nice bg colors. Well done.Best regards Siggi

Hallo Enrico
What a delightful image in all aspects. The colours are sou beautiful, the details a pleasure to look at. Composition and close point of view to my liking and most of all I like the natural light so pleasant. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

Ciao Enrico.
Splendida foto di questo picchio con una grande nitidezza,belli i colori naturali,ottima la composizione,interessanti le note complimenti.
Ti auguro una buona domenica ciao Marco.

Hello Enrico,
Excellent capture taken from a great POV with natural colours and fine details. Beautiful composition, too. Well done!
Regards,
Mircea

Ciao Enrico. Eccellente cattura dettagliata e alquanto nitida. Ottimi profondità e colori. Gran stacco contro lo sfondo.

Roberto

Hello Enrico
Magnificent woodpecker.
Excellent photo, impressive sharpness and DOF
TFS
Regards
Luis

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6475 W: 89 N: 15608] (65295)
  • [2012-04-14 14:55]

Mamma mia che spettacolo,quando io riusciro' a fare una foto del genere andro' a piedi fino a Roma..ehhehe..meravigliosa cattura,tecnicamente ineccepibile,persino i dettagli del tronco non perdono un micron,un vero capolavoro di classe e pazienza!! Complimenti e buona Domenica,Luciano

Hello Enrico,

A great capture indeed with beautiful coloration, details & POV.

Well done & TFS.

Regards

Umar

Hello Enrico,
wonderful capture of this Great Spotted Woodpecker with fine sharpness and a well chosen POV. I also like the beautifully natural colours and the nice eye contact.
Best wishes,
Helmut

Hello Enrico.
This is a fine sharp capture of beautifully colored woodpecker. Nice details and sharpness is pristine in the frame.
Excellent work and thanks for sharing.
Jusni

A remarkably beautiful picture of this cute and colourful bird, Enrico. Using a tripod makes such a world of difference. The sharpness is amazing. The colours too are truly natural and attractive.
Thanks and regards.
Ram

Beautiful colors, good sharpness and nice composition, thanks for sharing.

Hello Enrico,
Another masterpiece....breathtaking picture with exceptional details.
I can see the splendid details and superb natural colors of this gorgeous bird. My favorite.....The composition, the light and exposure are perfect.
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

Hello Enrico

A great close-up shot of the Great Spotted Woodpecker,
fine POV and appropriate vertical framing,
wonderful light and color tones,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS

Asbed

WOW! Perfect POV, perfect pose and fantastic photo Enrico! The composition and the BG are excellent! The colours and the lighting are fantastic! The sharpness is impressive! Interesting subject too!
Regards,
Christodoulos

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-15 0:33]

Hello Enrico,
Great sharp detailed photo in the Woodpecker as well as in the tree. Beautiful natural colours. Fantastic pose, composition and isolation from the blurred background. A beauty!
Regards,
Peter

Ciao Enrico,
una straordinaria fotografia , bellissima e perfetta .
Un grande scatto, merita un grande elogio !!
Grande Enrico complimenti
Ciao Vanni

che dire Enrico...da restare ad occhi spalancati
per questa cattura cosi'vitale e vivida
di quest bel maschio di picchio rosso maggiore
subito tra i miei preferiti
sERGIO

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2012-04-15 4:23]

Hi Enrico,

Very good shot. Incredible sharpness and natural colors and a fine pose.

regards,
Zeno

Ciao Enrico, gran bel picchio, fuoco perfetto, ottima nitidezza, splendid dettagli e magnifici colori, bravo, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Enrico,
Très belle publication valorisant bien le sujet dans une belle attitude et une belle lumière et sous une très bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

hello Enrico
Great sharpness and good details of this bird
the composition and colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Boa noite Enrico
Excellent capture!
Perfect pose and composition,wonderfuk colors and great sharp details.Congrats!
Have a good week and thank You,
J.Diogo

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-04-15 19:07]

Hello Enrico,
This bird reminds me alot of our Downy Woodpeckers except for the red coloring around the rump. Exceptional detail and vivid yet natural coloration. Love the composition and excellent exposure. Well done!!
Ron

Ciao Enrico, altro scatto spettacolare per questo picchio. Ormai la qualità dei tuoi scatti ha raggiunto livelli altissimi, e questo ne è un ottimo esempio. Un caro saluto, Paolo

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-04-16 2:08]

Hello Enrico,
such a lovely woodpecker in exciting color presentation. the details are very well done and shown.
Really appreciate your fast job here and the features are really wonderful and outstanding.

Regards,
Foozi

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-04-16 5:11]

Bonjour Enrico,
I have seen this species in Februaray too, but no way that I could make an excellent shot like your picture. Perfect sharpness, beautiful natural surrounding and well composed picture. Très beau!
Amitiés
Anne

troppo bella, complimenti Enrico, una delle piu' belle con il picchio che ho visto ultimamente,

un caro saluto, tino

Paco que decir de esta maravilla de fotografía... solamente observar y admirar.
Precioso trabajo Enrico.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

Ciao Enrico,
bellissima immagine di picchio rosso maggiore, straordinari i dettagli e magnifici colori con una luce diffusa morbida, perfetto lo stacco dallo sfondo, una delle più belle foto di picchio pubblicate su treknature
Complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2012-04-18 12:24]

Hi Enrico,

Such wonderful quality photo of this wood pecker. Beautiful detials of the bird, I feel like I can reach out and touch it. Great colors and tone, excellent composition.

My complements.

Way

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-04-18 13:12]

Una bellezza, Enrico!
Meraviglioso questo picchio, colto nel suo tipico atteggiamento. Nitidezza e dettagli al top e splendidi colori brillanti. Grande DOF.
Complimenti.
Ciao! Vanda
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Non ti commento la Mustela...non posso proprio guardarla, è più forte di me....mi ricorda il topo :(((

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-04-19 10:20]

Hi Enrico.
Brilliant composition. Amazing specimen and superb reproduction of its colouration and other details. Tree trunk is also amazing and BG is simply splendid. Excellent job. Well done.
Alexei.

Hi Enrico, What a very nice and clean image here my good friend, amazing sharpness with awesome detail, wonderful lighting with lovely colour tones, superb OOF background that accentuates the bird forward, great stuff Enrico and very well done,
Best Regards,

Pauly.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-04-20 10:34]

Hello Enrico!
Beautiful pic showing this lovely bird.Nice natural colors and lighting.Amazing sharpness and very nice BG.The POV is also fantastic!!!Great job,indeed! Thanks for sharing thsi beauty and also thanks for visiting my gallery!I appreciated it!
Best wishes,
aNa

Hello Enrico,
A Super sharp image with lots of detail and beautiful colours. Interesting pose, eye contact, POv and OOF BG. Great work my friend.
Best regards,
Carl

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 821 W: 0 N: 2414] (10640)
  • [2012-04-26 1:05]

Ciao Enrico,
Superb work ..
Superb focus and sharpness.Beutiful colours and light.
Best wishes,
Seyfi

Ciao Enrico,
You show us the woodpecker from a unique angle, where he seems shorter and more "compact" than in reality. Really interesting. Sharpness, colors and composition are excellent, the photo's quite pleasant to look at. I love your light management, quite professional. As the whole image. Bravo.
Best regards, László

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