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Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker
Photo Information
Copyright: Patrick Carriere (Naturewalk) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 163 W: 35 N: 227] (1137)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax *ist DL, Soligor 350mm f5.6, 62 mm HAZE-1
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-02-27 17:46
Viewed: 13232
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Since we moved in our new home in the country side and installed a bird feeders, we are blessed with the visit of many birds each day. This one is a female Red-Headed Woodpecker that comes in average twice a day. I am always impressed by the size of this nice bird (in average 45cm).


Thanks to PeterZ that corrected the ID of this Woodpecker. Definitely not the Red-Headed. This proves that I am not a bird expert ;)

PP (ACDSeePro):
- Adjusted levels, shadows & highlights.
- Sharpen 15%
- Cropped to 2600x1730
- Resized for posting

PC :)

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excellent model and its nice shot. focus, POV and composition great as like colors. Thanks for sharing, Patrick. best wishes

Hi Patrick, a expertly taken capture of this cute woodpecker in a lovely vertical posture with fine details and sharpness.
TFS and have a nice WE!


Bonsoir Patrick,
Jolie prise de vue de ce Grand Pic, superbes couleurs et détails, belle netteté et lumière,
excellent cliché
tous mes compliments

Hi Patrick
Incredible bird
great capture with difficult but beautifull fall bg and perfect exposure of the bird with very nice eye, colours and pose. maybe just a little bit more usm could even improve the picture

Hello Patrick,
Wrong ID. This is not the Red-headed Woodpecker, but the Pileated Woodpecker, dryocopus pileatus.
Beautiful photo,

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  • deva (2)
  • [2009-02-28 5:23]

Bonjour Patrick,
Très heureuse de faire votre connaissance... Et que dire de ce super cliché que l'on admire présentement. Très impressionnant, superbes couleurs et détails, plein de lumière. De toute beauté. Au plaisir, Andrée

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