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The Hairy Woodpecker in-flight

The Hairy Woodpecker in-flight
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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: 2009-03-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P60, NiKKOR 5X OPTICAL ZOOM VR
Exposure: f/4.2, 1/1200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-23 6:55
Viewed: 2728
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, here is another in-flight photo shot
with my Nikon Coolpix P60 digital compact camera,

if you notice, with my Fujifilm bridge camera for the
shutter spped i am always (or almost) at 1/2000s
and for my Nikon compact camera only 1/1200s,
it is because with that small camera i can not shoot
with a higher speed than 1/1200s

like my bridge camera, with this compact camera also for
one good photo like this one, i have from 10 to 30 bad photos

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. »



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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-03-23 7:06]

Salut Asbed
Une autre bonne photo en vol.Superbe couleur et bon focus
Merci Michel

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-23 7:59]

Hello Asbed,
Another good photo of a bird in flight, the Hairy Woodpecker. Very nice sharpness and beautiful colours in a great composition.

EXCELLENT piece of work.
How do you do it???
Mario from Calgary.

nice sharpness and colours
beautiful scene between branches
very nice photo
best regards Asbed

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-03-23 10:23]

Hi Asbed,

A wonderful shot of this Hairy Woodpecker in flight. I'm not sure if I have seen this bird before. You always manage to capture lovely wing positions. Nice colors and details and another terrific picture.


Wonderful shot of this flying woodpacker Asbed.
TFS and regards,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-03-23 13:44]

Hello Asbed,
A fine in-flight of a Hairy Woodpecker against a great blue skyI like the composition and the frozen position of the wings.

Ciao Asbed, splendid capture of beautiful flyng bird, fantastic colors, good details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi MF Asbed, another excellent capture of a hairy woodpecker in-flight with nice POV and lovely wing motion.
TFS and cheers,


I think this is one of your best in flight shots. The body of the bird is very sharp and the wings have great clarity and detail. I understand your average of 1 for 30 shots. I have that a lot and most of my subjects are standing still.

Take care - Bob

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-03-23 17:01]

Oh, l'oiseau préféré de Love et en plus, quelle bonne photo, elle est claire et les ailes déployées sont magnifiques! On voit bien les vibrisses de l'oiseau, le mouvement est tellement beau. Merci Asbed!


Hello Asbed,
Beautiful inflight capture with bird trying to look at you while airborne.

Hi Asbed,

an Woodpecker inflight shot with your greart Nikon camera.
You must relly a dslr and your skills are reaching then so high.
Good picture from this Woodpecker.


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  • Suzy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 16] (101)
  • [2009-03-23 22:25]

beautiful splendid shot for The Woodpecker in-flight, excellent moment and great sharpness and colors.. impressive:)
TFS ASBED and good day

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-03-24 6:02]

Hi Asbed,a very nice quality...great the details of the body and wings,not easy whit the trees as background,one of the most spectacular species in your gallery,thanks for share my crazy friend..eheh..have a nice day,Luciano

Bonjour Asbed
ce pic volant est rès beau, j'aime bien la position de ses ailes, beau details et rès belle composition
dans toutes tes photos il y a toujours un superbe ciel bleu, chez nous il est tout le temps gris et nuageux
Amitiés Jacqueline

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-03-24 23:11]

Hello Asbed,
Nice image my friend, he looks as though he is watching you. Good work Asbed thanks for sharing.

Hi Asbed, Master of the flying birds ;-)
Today I were proud to make a shot of a woodpecker - sitting!!! But when I see yours flying - wow - it's amazing how you can capture them ...
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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