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Greater Spotted Woodpecker chick.

Greater Spotted Woodpecker chick.
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Copyright: Peter Bagnall (Heyshamite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 396] (2193)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII, Sigma 300-800mm zoom, super telephoto
Exposure: f/8, 1/40 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-14 4:49
Viewed: 3241
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My second sighting of a Greater Spotted Woodpecker chick this month. Unfortunately it was not being fed by a parent. The chicks are easily recognised by the red cap which distinguishes them from adults. I have seen them called Intermediate Woodpeckers but I do not think there is such a specie. Just Greater and Lesser which are two seperate species. Greater Spotted adult males have a red mark on the nape while the female has no red marks around the top end. Both have red plumage on the underside.
Camera Settings:- ISO 400, AV, Spot metering, Auto White balance, 800mm focal length, Remote shutter cord.

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Hi Peter,
Very good compo. Nice subject; can't find these guys here...
Nit is a bit the noisy upper right corner.
Greetings and TFS

A good shot! Well done - but it seems as id you've got some sensor dust visible.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-06-14 10:52]

Hi Peter, lovely shot and fine composition. The Woodpecker is very clear and sharp, feathers and colours spot on. Texture on tree bark is also very good. Perfect exposure.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-06-14 14:44]
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Hi Peter,
This is a very good composition.
Good shaprness and details. Nice colours and blurred bg.
I see them here in the forest but they are to high up in the trees to make a good photo.
TFS Paula
PS did you get my mail on the hide

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  • mjcarr (15)
  • [2007-06-15 14:09]

nice shot peter ..really sharp ..also the tree bark sets off the photo tfs mike

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