Excellent distant shot of a Red-shafted Flicker with a very good DOF, so that both the tree trunk that the flicker is on and the branch that crosses it in the FG, are in sharp focus, not to mention the Flicker itself.
Interesting composition, the diagonal branch also forming a cross with the trunk, as if to say 'x marks the spot!'
Well done and thanks,
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-11-21 6:44]
You have told a very nice story and shared interesting bird picture. Pattern created by tree branches is amazing and image of the bird is looked among them excellently. I also like crisp sharpness of the image and perfect details, natural colours, framing and vertical composition. My warn greetings and TFS.
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2007-11-21 7:08]
A very nice capture of this wood pecker. A couple of them are living here too in my neighbor. But due lack of proper gears I always miss them shooting. One thing for sure I enjoy watching their activity a lot through my room's window. Excellent composition here with very nice details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- joey (24909)
- [2007-11-21 7:24]
Exceptional photo Bob!
It shows this bird in its habitat very well - hence the theme you've added it to :)
Super sharp with immense detail.
I like the composition and wide crop.
Flickers are very pretty.
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-11-21 7:33]
Yes, this is how you see them, after all, way up on the tree trunks! It shows its favourite environment very well and it is sharply in focus. Fine colours too and a well-composed shot.
Many thank, Ulla
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2007-11-21 8:25]
Beautiful bird you captured. Wish they could be found here as well...:-)
- Adam73 (2253)
- [2007-11-21 8:31]
very nice scene. I love those Flickers. I have never seen one in real life. I have always wanted to shoot one of these. As for your having to crop and blow up your image you still have some good details. Nice photo.
- angybone (7684)
- [2007-11-21 9:03]
I try to do birds but I'm limited with the lens in the same way you are. I have to get mighty close...and with my faithful assistant, Moses the Cat, birds are a thing I can only dream of. ha ha
A wonderful shot...love the angles created by the branches and trunks. Nice color! :)
- lawbert (0)
- [2007-11-21 9:42]
First of all Ivan knows his moths as well as birds!!
You done great job here at the limits of your 300mm with you tripod!!..but do bear in mind bob the tripod has wheels and an engine..far quicker to move than my 3 legged number!!
Tfs and all the best to you
- nglen (36145)
- [2007-11-21 11:52]
Hi Bob. A bird from Dr. Bob. it looks a large bird. you have capturedfine detail and natural colours, with a good natural pose on the old tree. well done TFS.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-11-21 12:07]
Hi Bob, lovely bird in great pose with splendid colors, wonderful composition, very well done, ciao Silvio
- Patleboss (5950)
- [2007-11-21 14:31]
wouaw, I dont know this bird, he is realy splendid
thanks for sharing this natural beauty,
- dkaved (2114)
- [2007-11-21 15:06]
Well done in noticing that beauty in amongst the branches.You got some lovely detail despite the distance and conditions and you somehow avoided that annoying foreground branch.Nice to see it in its habitat and yes i can almost hear the knocking.Take care and TFS.
nice image and lovely notes, the 300mm lens is not a suitable one to shoot birds and this i realised only after using it :-). You did a good job with a handheld camera with 300mm lens. the composition is as susal beautiful, nice pov,
tfs & regards
- gracious (13068)
- [2007-11-21 19:39]
It's nice to see your bird posting!
beautifully composed with total sharpness, natural color and very details in the picture!
really beautiful and suitable framing !
- Adanac (21378)
- [2007-11-21 20:25]
I love the composition in this image, the old trees with orange lichens remind me of my place. Our home was built in 1912 and has 19 elm trees which were planted so after in the yard. So I have seen and been awaken by flickers ever since we moved here. I have even watched as one hammered on the lightstandard out front. Thanks for sharing this excellent image Bob.
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-11-22 19:50]
For someone who doesn't do a particular thing that regularly, it sure does give immense pleasure to exhibit that, happens to me too when I post bird shots. This is an excellent shot and I very much like the natural environs and shapes of the dried branches around the frame. Great colours and neat focus. I like your POV and the superb composition. Kudos.
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2007-11-23 6:08]
Hello Bob ! Great bird shot, the flickers are hard to get and you did it well in its surroundings. Well done !
I’ve been very busy last days but I don’t forget my friends on TN…!
So I hope I will be able to come back next week to add some proper critique to your excellent work. Have a great day my friend!
- pierrefonds (12974)
- [2007-11-28 15:56]
A nice image of the Red-shafted Flicker on the tree, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and beautiful colors. thanks for sharing.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2007-12-02 17:21]
as i wrote you (when you asked me) i was (and i am)
a little bit busy, the reason why i did not come on TN the last weeks
on your photos that i missed, i realy like this one and choosed to
critiqued and give points, i like this one the reason that is
i love the way that the bird is far (not zoomed) and we see
the trees around him, so we see the nature around the bird
i like the way that in french we say « c'est une photo sur le vif »
excellent picture and very sharp with good desenty colours