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Cardinal Woodpecker

Cardinal Woodpecker
Photo Information
Copyright: Steve Coetzee (SteveCoetzee) Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 66] (863)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ150
Exposure: f/3.8, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-23 10:18
Viewed: 3633
Points: 24
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Cardinal Woodpecker - Dendropicos fuscescens
I was watching this nest in a Black Wattle tree at Bulshoek dam near Citrusdal in the Western Cape, South Africa, - when this little fellow was waiting for food from his mother.
14 - 16cm; 20 - 36gram
1 - 3 eggs
They eat insects and now and again some fruit.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-23 10:43]

Hello Steve,
Fantastic scene with this juvenile Cardinal Woodpecker. Superb clarity, sharpness, details and very beautiful warm colours. Good DOF.

Hello Steve,
An wonderful subject to photograph. A very good image with brilliant sharpness and colors. TFS


hallo Steve
great sharpness and good details
i like this composition
with the beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Mr.Steve,
Beautiful picture.Very very close photograph.But you have maintain its sharpness and clarity very well.Nice natural colour and details are really nice.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hi Steeve,
Great photo of the juvenile woodpecker, excellent sharpness and ccolors, congratulations for capturing this unique scene so spectacularly. It's great to be your neighbour in the gallery, Sir. :-)
Tfs, best regards, László

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-23 16:23]

Woow Steve,how is nice this pic!! A great portrait of this woodpecker from the window of its home..ehhe..very very beautiful whit the best details and bright colors too,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-03-24 2:47]

Hello Steve
very special shot in total beauty and natural. The details of the bird with sharp focus on the ye and feathers is splendid.
The colors of the bark too makes this shot a pleasant one.
A well composed presentation


Hello Steve

This is a superb picture, with the red brown bark of the tree providing a natural framing for the peeking little woodpecker.


Hello Steve
Great photo and composition. Interesting moment to capture. Excellent detail and light.
Beautiful bird
regards yiannis

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2013-03-24 13:16]

Hi Steve
incredible dof and beautiful portrait in just perfect pose

Hello Steve,
Outstanding photograph of Cardinal Woodpecker, excellent sharpness and details, good composition,
good background and excellent lighting.

Bonjour Steve,
Très belle scène de la vie sauvage admirablement restituée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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