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Mother and Chick

Mother and Chick
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Copyright: William Jacobs (oldferret) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 395] (1837)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 7 D+Battery Grip, Canon EF 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 L IS USM, Kingston 16GB 266x
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Full of tenderness -2- / Pleine de tendresse -2- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2014-07-14 2:43
Viewed: 2061
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Having watched the parent birds this spring feeding from my bird feeders in the garden, it was a nice surprise to see mum bring her chick to the feeding station.

The Great Spotted Woodpecker is found all across Europe is easily identified by it colouration, the chicks have the red on the top of the head. Males have a red patch at the nape of the neck.

Image taken through double glazing, cropped and slight high pass filter .8 applied in CS6.

Thanks for viewing.

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Hello William!
A very nice shot of Spotted Woodpeckers with good details and sharpness. Good low angle point of view and beautiful natural colors. The only problem i can see is a little noise in BG. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-07-14 7:25]

Hello Bill,
Long time not seen. Great to see you back.
Nice scene of this feeding woodpeckers. Fine sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Taken from a good POV.

Hello William-Beautiful picture of this Mother and her little one.Nice to see how you managed the harsh light(In BG).Very sharp and splendid picture...full of calmness.Like its colour and comopsition too as well as the way you have framed it.Thanks for shAring.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar from kolkata(India)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-07-14 15:16]

Hi William,how is nice and tender this pic! Magnificent capture of mother and son in a beautiful composition and great quality despite the difficult backlight,fantastic detail and natural colors too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-07-14 16:18]

Wonderful capture of this pair of mother and son Dendrocopos major. A photograph of great documentary value, with an impressive approach.

Thank you very much for sharing this work, William.

My greetings from Argentina ...
Hernán Bortondello

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-07-15 0:44]

Hi William
such a beauty and a pleasure to see nature at its best.Exciting composition of sharpness, details and environment.
splendid presentation.


Hello Bill

Full of tenderness beautiful photo with birds, in a lovely light,
and on both Mommy's and her baby's eyes there is also tenderness,
fine POV and appropriate vertical framing, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-06-21 4:03]

Hello William,
Excellent capture.POV,details,colors,pose of woodpeckers and composition
are wonderful.Regards Sigi

Ciao Bill, lovely family capture, beautiful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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