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Dendrocopos siriacus

Dendrocopos siriacus
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Copyright: bartha tibor (barthatibor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 353 W: 0 N: 1050] (5595)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-05
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-04 11:37
Viewed: 1960
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Syrian Woodpecker (Dendrocopos syriacus) is a member of the woodpecker family, the Picidae.The woodpecker is 2325 cm long, and is very similar to the Great Spotted Woodpecker, Dendrocopos major. The upper parts of the male are glossy black, with a crimson spot on the nape and white on the sides of the face and neck. On the shoulder is a large white patch and the flight feathers are barred with black and white. The three outer tail feathers show only a few white spots; these show when the short stiff tail is outspread, acting as a support in climbing. The under parts are buffish white, the abdomen and under tail coverts reddish. The long bill is slate black and the legs greenish grey. The female has no crimson on the nape, and in the young this nape spot is absent, but the crown is crimson.it differs from the smaller Lesser Spotted Woodpecker by the crimson on the abdomen.

It is much harder to distinguish Syrian Woodpecker from Great Spotted Woodpecker. Syrian has a longer bill, and lacks the white tail barring of Great Spotted. Another important distinction is that Syrian does not have the black line connecting the moustachial stripe to the nape shown by the more widespread species.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-11-04 11:40]

Hello Tibi.
I like the POV, DOF and BG in the image. The detail and sharpness of the subject is very good.Regards Siggi

Buna Tibor,
Desi mai veche aceasta captura impresioneaza prin pozitia deosebita a pasarii si culorile naturale ale penajului. Foarte frumoasa pasarea si bine redata.
O saptamana placuta!

hello Tibi
very nice picture with great details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Bartha.
Complimenti grandi dettagli di questa foto come la superba nitidezza,stupendi i colori ben definiti grande composizione nuovamente complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-04 12:36]

Hello Tibi,
Nice photo of this Syrian Woodpecker. The natural colours and light are beautiful, but the photo is a bit noisy, specially in the background, a pity. You can easily correct this in Photoshop or Neat Image. Taken from an excellent POV.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-11-04 13:02]

Hi Tibi,beautiful capture of this woodpecker,great exposure in 2 different light levels and excellent details and colors,not easy to be so close to it,i like it!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hi Tibi,
what an interesting photo. Very good presentation of the work of the bird. Perfect point of view.
Have a nice day,

Ciao Tibi, great capture of lovely woodpecker in nice action, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-11-04 23:38]

Beautiful woodpecker image..full frame almost. good capture. tfs.

Hello Tibi
Wonderful capture of this woodpecker.Great close,wonderful colours and great sharpness.Congrats!I only met this bird once in the wild but nothing special.
Thank You.
Have a good week!
Best regards

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