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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, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-13 11:35
Viewed: 1277
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is the Northern Flicker Woodpecker. A flock landed on the ground and I got a few shots low. They seemed to be all males.

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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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-13 13:10]

Hi Trevor,bad backlight and location behind the grass,you caught the best by this very difficult situation,an excellent DOF for very good detail and elegant pose too.Have a nice evening and thanks,LUCIANO

Hello Trevor,
Difficult catch against the sunlight...A lovely specie of Woodpecker.
Nice colors.

Hi Trevor!
Difficult back light as my friends have mentioned already. You still managed to get a decent shot of this lovely woodpecker; good sharpness and nice details. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Hello Trevor-Well captured this Northern Flicker Woodpecker against such harsh light.Nice colour and sharpness.Like its POV.Thanks for sharing.Regards-Srikumar

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