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Northern Flickers

Northern Flickers
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Copyright: Trevor McLeod (rapidshot) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 419] (2844)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 50 HS
Exposure: f/6.5, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2014-07-31 13:06
Viewed: 1437
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here's another shot of Northern Flickers I got this month. About 5 of them landed in one spot. They weren't far from the lake shore. I haven't seen one yet go to the lake for a drink, but I have seen them by a stream feeding the lake probably to drink.

Northern Flickers use a drumming technique to attract a mate. Unfortunately for many people, they often practice on the metal flues of fireplaces.
Hybrids between the red-shafted and yellow-shafted subspecies are common where populations overlap.
The yellow-shafted subspecies is the state bird of Alabama.
A group of flickers are collectively known as a "guttering", "menorah", and "Peterson" of flickers.


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How lovely!!!
Appears to be a "coupled" pair.
The colours look faded ... wonder why?
Loved your notes.
Best and most warm regards,
Mario from Calgary in Alberta.
P.S. Wonder if I should attempt a W/S? I DID DO A W/S on this image. Hope you like it Trevor.

Hello Trevor

Excellent close-up photo of this pair of Northern Flickers,
fine low POV at their level and capturing
their expressive glance, excellent focus, sharpness,
and details, both little catch-lights are rendering
the photo more and more beautiful, TFS


Hello Trevor-Well presented Northern Flickers.Beautiful species.Nice colour.Such natural habitat picture always attract me.I like also the way Mario has done the WS.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

Hello Trevor,
A top quality image! The details, focus and sharpness are splendid. Lovely contrast of this beautiful birds against the environment. Fantastic details and clarity. Very nice composition.
Thanks for sharing this interesting capture.

hallo Trevor
nice picture with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Trevor, great capture of lovely bird in a beautiful ambientation, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-02 14:27]

Hi Trevor,an excellent capture of these flickers despite the very difficult location,good detail and bright colors,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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