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Hang on, my honey

Hang on, my honey
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Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Woodpeckers, Interacting birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-18 22:39
Viewed: 6880
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
White Woodpecker (Melanerpes candidus)

The White Woodpecker is a bird of the savanna grasslands of Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.

It is a striking black and white bird with yellow skin around the eye and a yellowish belly. The male also has yellow on the nape.

One of its favourite foods is the irapuŠ bee (Melipona ruficrus) which attacks orange trees so the White Woodpecker helps in the success of the Brazilian orange industry.

(Source: www.arthurgrosset.com/sabirds/whitewoodpecker.html)

The Woodpeckers are a large family of similarly designed birds found in forested areas around the globe. The have specially evolved to deal with chiseling wood, including "shock-absorber" head musculature, extremely long tongues, and stiff tail feathers helping them perch upright on trees. Woodpeckers are often a "core species" of the woodland avifauna [except in two major areas that don't have any woodpeckers: Australasia and Madagascar].

Woodpeckers come in a great variety of shapes and colors. They have the stiffly pointed specialized tail feathers that held woodpeckers perch vertically on tree trunks.

(Source: www.montereybay.com/creagrus/woodpeckers.html)

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-01-18 23:52]

Beautiful birds Livio, a different way to look at them too. Colors are great, it's very sharp and well exposed for a backlit shot. Good composition all around, thanks !


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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-01-19 0:01]

Another cool shot Livio!
Very nice!

  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-01-19 1:58]

Woooooooooow ! What a lovely and interesting couple that you have very well captured ! I like very much this shot with a good expose. I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Livio and thanks for sharing.

Oops, out of :)

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-01-19 3:06]

Hello Livios, another splendid shot with these two Woodpeckers. Their position on the branchs is too cool!!Very well done, Didier.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2006-01-19 3:13]

Well earned smile now, critique later :-)

Very nice close up of these piciformes, I personally have not seen these birds in person and looking at your photographs is a pleasure Livio, it's so cool to see different variations of woodpeckers. well done.

What a beautiful, very well focussed, telling picture! Very good in its details and the contrasts within the birds - hard to achieve when taking a picture directed towards the bright sky. Congratulatutions! And complete notes, too. Thank you!

uma perspectiva muito inteligente aliada a umas cores e uma composiÁ„o excelente!
Muito bem!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-19 5:48]

Hello Livio!
Wonderful capture.POV,clear details,
pose of birds,colors and frmaing are

Hi Livio,
Very nice capture of beautiful birds,
excellent sharpness and great composition.
Well done and thanks for sharing!

Very attractive woodpecker captured in a very natural pose, I like it a lot and haven't seen this species before. excellent sharpness and details. I like the composition. a very pleasing natural shot.

Hi Livio
What a beautiful picture.
This two woodpeckers look so alive.
Love the colors and the sharpness.

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2006-01-19 9:13]

A great shot, Livio. It shows life. Good compo with green used well in frame.

Another great capture of these lovers Livio..
I like it very much my friend.
Thank You!

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-01-19 10:50]

Nice picture Livio!

Focus and exposure are great. POV and composition are good. The fill-in flash did an excellent job.

Gret shot and TFS.

hi livio
I ask for myself Ci they are really white woodpecker because it are rather inseparables.non I joke. splendid stereotype, cheer. Laurent

Hi Livio,
thanks so much - another shot of these marvelous birds, I love to see them again.
They are wonderful!
Sabine - wishnugaruda

These two are very cute in there 'upside down' pose. Lovely eye contact Livio and beautiful shade of yellow. Nice work. Thanks.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-01-24 3:12]

Nice shot,diffrent composition,liked the sharp eye contact!!!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5106 W: 166 N: 13075] (48869)
  • [2007-03-08 13:28]

Hello Livio,
This the best photo of this woodpecker I've ever seen!!! Amazing!

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