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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: 2009-05-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-05-15 19:33
Viewed: 3622
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Hi All,
Lucy and I have been on holidays in Yellowstone as some of you know, but we are slowly running out days. I wouldn't ordinarily post as I haven't time to critique, but this is a first for me and TrekNature I believe. These are Williamsons Sapsuckers, the male on the left and the female on the right. They were captured early in the morning, the disappointing thing about the image is the bright yellow bellies are hardly visible here. I wish everyone a great weekend, and please once again no points.

jaycee, eqshannon, CeltickRanger, oanaotilia, Argus, tuslaw, MMM has marked this note useful
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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-05-15 19:55]

Hi Rick,

More than one Congratulations on this shot. First on TN, getting both sexes in one frame, and a wonderful picture. We do get a hint of the yellow bellies so don't be so disappointed. Both woodpeckers are posed so nicely on the tree. Colors and details are excellent. I would never have guessed they were the same species. Enjoy the rest of your vacation and get home safely.


With full respect and regard...nothing of yours is "bad" or even "poor". I should know...You are a gracious and kind man.

Hello Rick

A wonderful capture.
Excellent display of sexual dimorphism.The plumage colouration and detail is super.
You caught them on their own doorstep.
You need not feel obligated to reply but you well deserve the green smiley.


Howdy Rick!

How the heck did this pair chisel out an owl on that bark!

You got THREE birds with one click!

As this is a FANTASTIC shot I did a small workshop on it...
Hope you ( & Lucy ) like!

So long pa'dner!

hello Rick
scene particularly interesting and beautifu,
it is very fine photo

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-05-16 5:42]

Hi Rick.
I like that you have new amazing camera and came back here with new shot despite the circumstances. Wonderful clear shot of a nice bird pair at very impressive old tree. Framing of the scene, DOF and details are great. I also like soft lightning and nice natural colours of the shot. All the best to you and nice kind wife Lucy.
Yours Alexei.

  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-05-16 7:02]

Hello Rick,
Great to see the male and female of the Williamsons Sapsuckers in one photo. Congratulations, you are the first on TN to present these gorgeous birds. Beautiful natural colours in this photo. Excellent sharp details. Very nice tree.
Have a good weekend,

hello Rick

happy to see again photos from you,
excellent photo of these new birds to your galery,
fine POV, excellent sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Rick,
Congratulations on a first, wonderful capture, good sharpness and lovely colors.

Hello Rick
it's very nice to see the male and the female Williamsons Sapsuckers on the same shot, so we can see the difference of her plumage, both birds are beautiful with very good details
congratulations for the first posting on TN of this species
Have a nice sunday

Hy Rick
A good picture with this pair. Are woodpeckers?? I like the spotted female from the right, and still the yellow color is visible a little, but all we can imagine how this speciles looks like.
Kind regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-05-17 3:53]

Hello Rick,
Yellow bellies aside, this is a fine capture of a pair of Williamson's sapsuckers taken from a great POV to show the male and the female with fine sharpness. Congratulations on this first for TN!
I hope you and Lucy enjoy the rest of your stay in Yellowstone.
Thanks for posting image that is great to view.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-05-17 17:55]

Fantastic image Rick!!
One is hard enough to capture , but two posed together so nicely is exceptional!! Very sharp and detailed with just the right amount of exposure. Wonderful photo!!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-05-18 13:34]

Hi Rick
Great capture of a species I had never seen before.Good POV and perfect timing.Excellent detail and sharp image with great colors.
TFS Michel

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