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Copyright: Sergey Osipov (sergeoss) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 31 N: 513] (3305)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor ED 70-300mm F4.5-5.6
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Joe's Favourites 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-05 11:38
Viewed: 3724
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Portrait of Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major). Male.

Camera Settings:

Model: NIKON D50
Date Time: 2007:01:25 13:46:36
Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
FNumber: F8,0
ISOSpeed Ratings: 400
Exposure Bias Value: - 0.67 EV
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: Off
Focal Length: 300,00 mm
Focal Length 35 mm Film: 450,00 mm
Exposure Mode: Auto Exposure
White Balance: Auto
Subject Distance Range: Unknown
Type of Image: Nikon RAW
Quality: Raw
Focus Mode: AF-S
Lens Type: Nikon AF-G Series Lens
Lens Information: 70.0 - 300.0 mm F/4.5-5.6
Flash Used: Did Not Fire

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Very sharp! Excellent ccomposition! Well done!


hi Sergey,
superb portrait of this difficult bird approached beautiful clearness and colors cheer

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-02-05 11:55]

Bonjour Sergey
Excellente photo, Très bonne gestion des couleurs, lumière et netteté. Bravo
Salutations Robi

Hi Sergey,
This is a remarkable capture of the woodpecker!
You got excellent details, very clear and razorsharp on all over the bird visible, thanks to a very good DOF used.
Even the texture on the tree's trunk is so rich and sharp.
The soft and plain background couldn't be better, to get the better from the bird.
I like so much the way you managed to build this composition.
Congratulations, thanks for share and best reagrds,

  • Necipp Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1110 W: 15 N: 21] (100)
  • [2007-02-05 12:16]

Wow a very nice detailed shot beautifully taken with a good composition truely amazing. Welcome to the site. Points tomorrow.

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  • oki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 10 N: 114] (587)
  • [2007-02-05 12:55]

Hi Sergey,

amazing details of this woodpecker! This is really a close view and colors are nice.


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-02-05 12:58]

Hi Sergey,

Superb shot of this male woodpecker,excellent camerawork


An amazingly sharp, clear and colourful close-up of this beautiful woodpecker, Sergey. You have done wonders with your Nikkor 70-300 mm here.
The DOF you have managed is truly outstanding. Well done!

Great image, sharp, good color and excellent detail. I would have prefered seeing the entire bird though.

Nice close up shot sharp i love eyes colors are great

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-05 16:47]

Hi Sergey and a belated welcome to TN

This is a splendid close-up of this very beautiful woodpecker!
I really like the very sharp deatails you manage to present this nice bird with - crispy clear all the way!
The colors are also superb and very well saturated, the exposure is spot-on and the catch-light in the woodpecker's eye is outstanding!
Further more, the POV is terrific and the DOF is outstanding, keeping all the bird in full focus while blurring the BG well.
All-in-all a fantstic job!

Bravo and TFS

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-02-05 17:05]

Hello Sergey,
Great shot,lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done

Hi Sergey

I like the crop here. Good closeup with good plumage details shown. The colours are well shown and the catchlight in the eye is excellent. Looks great against the OOF BG. Nice camera work. :-)

hi sergey!
very good portrait on this
fine woodpecker
really sharp with fine pov
and a nice exposure
well done!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-02-05 22:20]

Superbe gros plan de ce Pic.

Hello Sergey,
another stunningly clear and close approach of breathtaking precision at vitality. Precise photographic details. Adding to the notes just a view words about the situation and habitat the shot was taken would always be appreciated.
With thanks, and best regards,

bonjour sergey
alors la les bras m'en tombe.
exceptionnel c'est le mot que je trouve le plus approprié.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-06 6:04]

Técnica y estéticamente una captura de gran calidad Sergey gracias al estupendo enfoque y agudeza captados, realzando los detalles del ave por el OOF logrado, además de los cálidos colores bien controlados.
Me gusta el encuadre con el primer plano del ave mostrando excelentes detalles de su cabeza y plumaje.
Mis mejores saludos... Ricardo

Technical and aesthetically a capture of great quality Sergey due to the stupendous focus and captured sharpness, enhancing the details of the bird for achieved OOF, besides the well controlled warm colors.
I like the framing with the close up of bird showing excellent details of your head and plumage.
My best greetings... Ricardo

Hello Sergey,
This is a very impressive close-up of this Woodpecker. Details are very sharp and I like its pose and exposure. This is a great composition. All your birds’ pictures are very stunning. Congratulations!
PS, Welcome to TN

excellent. Crisp clear. brilliant colors. Good pose and POV. Great composition.

Hi Sergey,
Good work...
Great sharpness!
And tones...
Well done!

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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2007-02-08 15:07]

it's a wonderful sharp shot
Very well done.

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