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Black-backed Woodpecker-2

Black-backed Woodpecker-2
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Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 509] (3544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600mm f/4 II + Canon 1.4 III conve
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-10 18:21
Viewed: 1716
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A curious aspect of the Black-backed Woodpecker's distribution is its apparent absence from the central and southern Rocky Mountains. It reaches its southernmost distribution in Wyoming and the Black Hills of South Dakota, while the American Three-toed Woodpecker ranges into isolated mountain ranges of Arizona and New Mexico. On the Pacific Coast, however, the American Three-toed Woodpecker rarely occurs as far southward as southern Oregon, while the Black-backed Woodpecker reaches the Sierra Nevada of central California.
•During the nonbreeding season, individual Black-backed Woodpeckers may move to areas south of the regular breeding range. Movements may be just a few wandering individuals or irruptions involving many birds. Winter records have occurred southward to Iowa, central Illinois, northern Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Jersey, and Delaware. Irruptions have been attributed to a lack of wood-boring insect prey on their normal range or to overpopulation following an insect outbreak.

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Impressive shot of this little fellow. Nice lighting, sharpness and details. Thanks for sharing

照的很清晰 很創意的照法
我喜歡 鳥很可愛

Hello Peter
Wonderful bird and great capture.Great composition,wonderful colours and great sharp details.Thank You.
Have a good day!
Best regards

Good picture with details and sharpness.


  • Great 
  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-04-11 12:02]

Hi Peter,
Beautiful woodpecker in nice natural colours.
Gorgeous detail and focus with perfect composition.
Regards Jiri.

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