LOL, LOL, LOL
You are too funny, pecker joke. LOL
Excellent shot and well done on the composition and details. This reminds me of our Northern Flickers, which belong to the pecker family, they will perch on branches like any normal birds plus they will climb like peckers.
Does this one do the same.?
- elroyie (6439)
- [2005-07-09 9:27]
Nice post with good details, good quality, I would increase a bit the contrast in this picture.
- annagrace (2996)
- [2005-07-09 10:45]
LOL!!! You are a bad boy, Alan!!
Anyhow, this is a great shot of this lovely woodpecker. The muted colors are gorgeous and the blurred background really accentuates the bird. Nice post, honey!
Have a great weekend,
- AndyB (3982)
- [2005-07-09 12:33]
Very nice shot.
Excellent composition,a great pose and nice detail.
Great joke too :-))
- softflower (0)
- [2005-07-09 13:00]
Très belle photo Alan, j'aime beaucoup ce regard vers le haut.
- livios (16942)
- [2005-07-09 14:25]
Alan, excellent pov and composition, a lovely pose.
I also enjoy bg.
It's a very nice photo.
- malgosia (0)
- [2005-07-09 15:05]
hello:) what a beauty POV Alan:) exellent photo :) really I admire it so much:D
Alan, firstly, let me say a big well done on getting; a) within shooting range and b) getting the woodpecker to remain stationary whilst you got the picture! I've got close to these but never a picture.
It's a very nice shot but I wonder what white balance your camera was set at? The colours look a little flat and dirty...was it a dirty looking specimen? I've only ever seen them with a putrid green and the red on the head is fairly bright.
Very nice work, I'm jealous you got this!
- Janice (18832)
- [2005-07-10 2:09]
So this is a woodpecker. Thank you, I've not seen one of these before, but I've heard of them, especially Woody. Good pose and details Alan, The bird seems to tone in nicely into the BG too. Good shot!
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-07-10 3:45]
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent. Especialy, I like the attitude of the woodpecker.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.
- TAZ (10926)
- [2005-07-10 4:34]
Wonderful and interesting shot for this bird ! The superb pose on the branch makes a great composition ! Thanks for sharing Stephen.
- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2005-07-10 5:01]
Very nice pose you got here Alan, good composition and focus. Great work.
- sAner (4750)
- [2005-07-10 7:21]
Hahaha, great joke Alan. :)
Well composed, good POV and nice details. BG seems to be a bit noisy, but the colors are good. Well done & TFS!
Have a nice Sunday!
- marhowie (486)
- [2005-07-10 7:29]
Hello Alan, An excellent upward gaze pose/POV here. Good details and color. Nice piece of "ash"! ;-)) Very funny, Well done!
- radz (436)
- [2005-07-10 9:03]
Great pose and nice composition.Good DOF.
- sela (738)
- [2005-07-10 15:16]
Very beautiful bird portrait, perfect work.Very well shown
- zenitlady (794)
- [2005-07-10 18:18]
Hello Alan! Great shot, great notes! Had never seen this one before. It resembles what we call a "Flicker" woodpecker here in Ontario. Love the eye, actually the head looks almost like a heron's. Very nice composition, the green on the branch heightens the colour on the bird. As for your joke....LOL! Well done!
- coasties (28054)
- [2005-07-10 18:43]
Nice shot. The POV gives a good view of the plumage, which is a lovely colour. She stands tall and alert, I would imagine aware of you presence and her babe close. Excellent shot. OOF BG is spot on. Love the joke.....
- dew77 (13270)
- [2005-07-11 2:30]
Wonderful shot.POV,DOF,framing and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)
- manyee (23770)
- [2005-07-11 3:23]
Beautiful shot of this woodpecker, Alan. Perfect in every way. Good joke too *grin*. TFS. : )
- wallhalla15 (13829)
- [2005-07-11 4:23]
Alan, this is a excellent Picture. Great colours, sharpness excellent, a very nice composite. I like it. Well done.