<< Previous Next >>

Hairy Woodpecker like a space shuttle

Hairy Woodpecker like a space shuttle
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposure: f/4, 1/2000 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-16 8:31
Viewed: 2716
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends here is another photo of the
Hairy Woodpecker in-flight, i think NASA's
engineers to design space shuttle took their
example from the flights of the Hairy Woodpecker (LOL)

photo shot with my Fujifilm bridge camera
in RAW, ISO200, Flash, Flash correction + o.7

from Birds of Nova Scotia website :


It is very similar in appearance to the Downy Woodpecker,
from which it can be distinguished by its larger size and
by its white tail feathers, which lack the small transverse
black bars that mark those of the smaller bird. Another good
field mark at close range is length of the bills, that of the
Hairy being noticeably longer than that of the Downy.



haraprasan, nglen, albert, sranjan, eqshannon has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hi Asbed,
I some time think how fast you are to capture these small birds lighting speed movements. Just excellent. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Ciao Asbed, great capture of beautiful bird in aereodinamic pose, like a missil, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Asbed, a very good pose and attitude of the Woodpecker! Very good composition and exposure.
Well done, thanks!

  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-16 11:01]

Hi Asbed. One moe inflight picture to add to your fine colection. Your are right it looks loke the space shuttle. Good timing on your part. well done TFs,

Hi Asbed,

so this one looks like a spear.
Great inflight shot, look he dived.


  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-16 11:27]

Hello Asbed,
Nice photo of this woodpecker in flight. The bird is a bit noisy, but it's incredible clever to make such a photo in this composition. Great pose.

HI Asbed,
your shots are always very amazing, flying birds are so difficult to catch - you are a real master in shots like that, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Asbed, a fine capture from belly side of this Hairy Woodpecker in-flight MF! It resembles a arrow:).
TFS this fine image and cheers,

An interesting shot Asbed. It looks like a fighter jet. Nice to see original shots on Treknature. TFS Trevor

Bonjour Asbed,
Belle capture de ce pic qui semble fendre l'air comme une navette spatiale comme tu le dis si bien!

Hello Asbed,
I tried all stunts to take a shot like you, but failed every where ;)
Superb inflight display of this beautiful bird. TFS

I did a version of the space shuttle for YouTube..however I think YT may slowly degrade while this image gives the proper projectile for a missile shot..better to dedicate this to the shuttle rather than N Korea eh?

Calibration Check