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The Northern Flicker in-flight

The Northern Flicker in-flight
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Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3385 W: 70 N: 9892] (37201)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1600 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-29 7:06
Viewed: 3009
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, i love very much this photo and
i can consider it as one of my best in-flight shots

from the All About Birds website

« Northern Flickers are large, brown woodpeckers
with a gentle expression and handsome
black-scalloped plumage. On walks, don’t be
surprised if you scare one up from the ground.
It’s not where you’d expect to find a woodpecker,
but flickers eat mainly ants and beetles, digging for
them with their unusual, slightly curved bill.
When they fly you’ll see a flash of color in the
wings – yellow if you’re in the East, red if you’re
in the West – and a bright white flash on the rump. »



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Hallo Asbed
I love this photo too and I also consider it to be one of your best. The lovely wings of the Northern Flicker shows off so beautifully against the blue sky as backdrop, further to that I love the free space in front of the bird as well as the tips of the leaves just entering the picture. What I also like a lot is the way its tail feathers are spread like a fan and which is seen so clearly. Thanks for sharing and my best regards.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 807 W: 0 N: 2370] (10420)
  • [2010-04-29 7:28]

Hi Asbed,
Aesthetic ...
Composition, sharp details and colors are wonderful.
Best wishes,

Ciao Asbed, this one is for me one of your bist flying caputre, beautiful bird with wonderful wings, splendid colors, good sharpness and great details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello "Master" Asbed,
WOW! ... better every day! fantastic! ... one of your best pictures indeed! Congratulations, great cut, perfect POV and an enviable balance in the photo!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5804 W: 89 N: 14917] (62535)
  • [2010-04-29 13:41]

Salut Asbed,i wish to give you my best compliments,as Anna wrote,fo me too is one of your best,the wings position is fanastics,and the sharpness too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO.

Hello Asbed,

another great inflight shot from you.
Good detailed and fine colours.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-04-29 16:07]

Hola Asbed,
good capture, bg. is magnificent
good presentation and color,
a dynamic scene.

Bonjour Asbed
Je suis d'accord avec toi c'est une très bonne photo
Les couleurs et le detail des ailes sont superbes

bonjour Asbed
tu as figé ce bel oiseau dans une superbe pose, excellente composition de l'image avec le ciel bleu et blanc et les branche feuillues qui agrémentent un peu l'image,
j'aime aussi les reflets dorés sur les ailes du Pic
Passe une bonne nuit

Hello Asbed,
splendid capture of the Northern Flicker in-flight taken from a very good POV with superb sharpness, beautiful natural colours, a nice composition
Best regards

Excelente enfoque Asbed y además con un encuadre más que logrado. Estoy notado enormes progresos últimamte en la calidad de tus tomas de aves en vuelo, una modalidad difícil sin duda.
Un abrazo y buen fin de semana: Josep Ignasi.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2800 W: 0 N: 6695] (25837)
  • [2010-05-01 5:09]

Hi Asbed,
you surely have lots and lots of birds in your area.
Each and everyday you show a specie after another.
This one is so beautiful with its spreaded wings. Nice patterns and lines.


I too managed to get one in flight; not as LOVELY as this one.
Mario from Calgary.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-05-02 7:24]

Hi Asbed!
Excellent sharp capture. The details of the bird are amazing! Excellent light and beautiful natural colours.
Ciao! vanda

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2010-05-02 7:43]

Hello Asbed,
A very nice capture and composition! Great focus on the fine Woodpecker and beautiful light and colours.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-05-19 19:51]

Hello Asbed,
Extremely sharp in flight image of this Flicker, I like how they fly in waves up and down. Thank you for sharing my friend.

Bonjour asbed,

L'oiseau est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du pic flamboyant en vol. La bonne luminosité met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Hello Asbed
Impressive in flight photo with perfect timing, good composition and very good sharpness.

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