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Framed by Fall

Framed by Fall
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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Eos 300D Digital Rebel, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): TN Classics [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-12 8:31
Viewed: 3947
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello All,
Todays posting is a male Downy Woodpecker surrounded by fall colors, captured in the Cypress Hills. Hope you like it, to all my Canadian friends here, Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy your day with family and friends, but if you get a chance, share to outdoors with them, especially the young ones as they will be the keepers of our wild places soon.

nglen, siggi, NinaM, boreocypriensis, Argus, jaycee, eqshannon, CeltickRanger, Juyona, uleko, iris has marked this note useful
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-10-12 8:48]

Hi Rick. A good name for this picture of the Woodpecker. You have captured good detail and colours in the bird with warm colours in the leaves. well done TFS.

Happy Thanksgiving to you also! We have several weeks to wait for turkey day... which is good as I may still have a chance to lose a few pounds before gaining them all back with pumpkin pie etc etc etc. I've gained weight since my "cardiac event" because I was supposed to be taking it easy... whereas normally I am pretty active. I got a letter from my cardiologist yesterday saying that tests show "no permanent heart damage!" Wahoo! I'm still going to be careful for a while. Fortunately there is threat of snow everywhere we would want to go to photograph right now so I suppose I wont have an opportunity to overdo it!

I like your little woodpecker and your note is poignant too.

Evelynn : )

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  • eev Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 33 N: 66] (756)
  • [2008-10-12 9:02]

Hi Rick,

Nice capture and very sharp. I particularly like how the leaves act as a frame for the subject.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-12 9:03]

Hi Rick,
Very good shot of this woodpecker,excellent exposure,details and colors,well done and TFS,Siggi

Hi Rick,
A lovely perfect capture of this pretty Downy Woodpecker in a fine composition. Great details, nice DOF and POV too.
TFS and Cheers,


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-12 9:14]

Hello Rick,
Very beautiful photo of this Woodpecker. Perfect sharpness and details. Great frame with the autumn leaves, beautiful composition. Splendid clear colours and eye-contact.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-12 9:39]

Hello Rick,
A delightful portrait of a Downy Woodpecker nicely framed by the autumn leaves of its habitat. Great POV sharply taken in fine lighting.
Thanks for sharing this beauty, Rick.
Best wishes, Ivan

Superb picture Rick, autumn leaves and a superbly coloured woodpecker, a good and well timed capture. regards h

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-10-12 11:35]

Hi Rick,

Happy Thanksgiving to our Northern neighbors. Great shot of this Downy Woodpecker surrounded by the autumn leaves. His beak looks like he has been busy - collecting insects? The pose is wonderful showing off his nice face, wings and plummage. Good details and nice blacks and whites. I think I see a touch of red too.


Ciao Rick,
splendida cattura di questo picchio, mi piace molto la composizione con la cornice di foglie dai bellissimi colori autunnali e lo stupendo OOF BG, che esalta la nitidezza e il contrasto dei colori.

What more could one ask for...well in my case I could have been born just 100 miles north and be fine....ah well...good shot. Wolfman or whatever Ontario Rob is going by now also did the same theme and I think it is a classic idea...so I am adding it to the classic theme:-)

hello Rick

excellent shot of the Downy Woodpecker with fine POV and vertical framing,
excellent sharpness and details of the bird, beautiful catch-light
at the eye that it counts alot to the image by improving it,
and i love the autumnla leafs and backgrounds colour tones of the image,



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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-10-13 0:09]

Hola amigo,
bella captura,
calido ambiente y pov agradable...
bonita escena.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-10-13 4:46]

Hi Rick. Very nice picture of the Woodpecker.
very good sharp
well done.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-10-13 6:35]

Very very very pretty, Rick, this bird is so beautiful. I like the light surrounding the bird because of the leaves. Did you know Cypress Hill was part of a huge sea reaching Quebec? We have more in common than it appears ;-)


pts tomorrow

Well done, Rick.
Good moment. The light is good. Typical sunlight in fall, I think. Better than rain:-)
Beautiful background.

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-10-13 12:20]

Hello Rick,

Excellent composition. Superb sharp picture of this woodpecker. Wonderful light and colours.

Hello Rick

A lovely autumn frame for this woodpecker.
The colours are well saturated and rich.
Wonderful POV and DOF.
The focus is sharp with super detail.
Great job.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-10-13 15:13]

This is a superb photo, Rick!
The surrounding leaves frames it superbly and makes it seem as if we're really there watching it.
Great sharpness and clarity.
Superb composition.
Perfect exposure.

Very well done!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-10-16 12:32]

Hello Rick,
Wonderful capture of this little Woodpecker framed by the brown leaves and against a lovely warm background. Great focus on the eye and sharp details too. Great work!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-10-20 22:01]

Hi Rick,
An excellent title to go with the compsotion.Indeed framed by the fall leaves, the bird looks very finely captured with the plumage in fine light. You were also able to manage the catchlight in the eye and the fall leaves make a fine contrast to the colour of the bird.
TFS & Cheers

What an amazing collection of nature photos you have here in this collection. I stopped on this little one as we have those here in NC in great abundance. Thanks for all the time and effort you spend getting such amanzing photos.


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