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Here's my little pecker!!!

Here's my little pecker!!!
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Copyright: Alan Turvey (liquidsunshine) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1878 W: 112 N: 1560] (5437)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO RF, Hoya skylight (1B)
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Woodpeckers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-15 13:37
Viewed: 7281
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In response to Mikes large pecker!!! I've decided to show you mine!! It may be a bit smaller now, but in a year or two it'll be a good sized active pecker. My pecker popped out to say hello on a few occasions.

This is a green woodpecker chick. I've already posted the mother, which can be found Here and Here.

Thanks for looking, have a great weekend.

cafecrem, carper, Fisher, coasties, scottevers7, Luc, TAZ, Signal-Womb, dew77, marhowie, gerhardt, naki, PDP, annagrace, Leace has marked this note useful
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Wooooooooooow Alan!
This is amazing :-)))
Cute and funny, thank you very much!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-07-15 14:26]

fantastic shot Alan,
First I thought it was a little joke, no it is a fantastic capture, good coposed shot, and a fantastic pov, very good photo, my compliments for it,
gr. Jaap

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  • paulw Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 18] (154)
  • [2005-07-15 15:30]

Beautiful image. Very comical note too. Well captured.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-07-15 15:37]

I see, Europeans are for those little peckers, after all, the large one do scare many.

This one looks as if it's been in extreem cold water, here, we call this, "major shrinkage" LOL

Excellent shot of the little wrinkled one. Well done on the composition.


That's a great picture of your pecker! It's so cute! Very nice! lol

Hi Alan
Wow..... A camo Pecker! This Pecker is almost the same colour as the tree. Good shot of this wee one. You even got the catchlight. Well done!

Hi Alan,
A great shot! excellent composition on your small pecker.(sorry I could not resist) Well Done!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-16 4:07]

Wow ! Beautiful and interesting shot ! Incredible, the bird and the tree seem to be in one part. Thanks for sharing Alan.

Amazing capture Alan! That little pecker had better get out of there before he gets any bigger. Excellent post, well done.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-16 6:40]

Hello Alan!
Wonderful shot.Details,POV and composition are excellent.TFS..:-)

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-07-16 7:17]

Hahaha! You guys are hilarious, peckers! :) I am really disappointed at the size of your pecker Alan and I don't think it will grow at your age. ;) Seriously, good shot! I like the way the pecker is popping out from the tree and the winking eye is just too good to be true. Good details and colors but there's is some noisy here and there. Well composed. Well done & TFS!


Alan, And little it is! ;-) I like this little chick's pose sticking it's head out and takin' a peak of the world at large..Well composed with very good details. Interesting capture, Thanx and Well done!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-16 12:22]

Well camouflaged and brave. Pecker chic ;-) ? Very interesting ;-) I like capture, nice and lot of fun ;-)

A real good picture, he will be a beauty in the future. Good job.

He is lookin so cute.....

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-17 18:04]

Alan, a great photo.

It epitomize what this webpage is all about: nature.

Excellent pov and composition to show us this very nice guy.


I wouldn't dare say "lovely pecker" Alan. ;)

It's a nice moment and POV. The colors seem a bit unsaturated but it could be natural. Very well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-07-18 23:22]

Hello Alan!
Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.

Great shot Alan! Good camouflage! Nice POV and good composition. Thanks for posting!

is he called woody? ;)
nice shotn with good details, it looks like his head is stuk to thee tree :) composition is good too.well done!

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-07-27 5:32]

Very lovely capture Alan. Pose is just adorable. Even to some soft focussing, it's a great picture to look at.
Well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-28 17:23]
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Hi Alan, firstly very well done for capturing this moment, you deserve praise for that. To be perfectly honest I have never seen a woodpecker chick so I don't know what colour they are but, saying that the colours look a little flat (please correct me if I am incorrect in this assumption). There is also some noise in the BG but not bad for ISO 800, and I find the Sigma 50-500 doesn't work as well in low light situations, I don't know if you find that.

Anyway, it's a good composition and very well done for capturing.

LOL at this silliness!!! Your tiny shrunken pecker is adorable...thanks for exposing it to us across the pond.


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