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Woodpecker #3

Woodpecker #3
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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: 2007-02-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor ED 70-300mm F4.5-5.6
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): eliz's Favorites II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-18 13:53
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Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major). Male.

Camera Settings:

Model: NIKON D50
Date Time: 2007:02:17 13:47:38
Exposure Time: 1/400 sec
FNumber: F8,0
ISOSpeed Ratings: 200
Exposure Bias Value: - 0.33 EV
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: Off
Focal Length: 145,00 mm
Focal Length 35 mm Film: 218,00 mm
Exposure Mode: Auto Exposure
White Balance: Auto
Subject Distance Range: Unknown
Type of Image: Nikon RAW
Quality: Raw
Focus Mode: AF-C
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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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-02-18 14:18]
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Wow, Sergey! This is amazing! Perfect sharpness, composition and exposure! Amazingly good!

How did you treat this photo in the computer? Did you use a tripod? You must have been really close.

Thanks for sharing/Bengt

excellent work! I like the perfect exposure, sharpness and white balance.
colors are brilliant. TFS!

bonjour sergey
juste magnifique.

Hello Sergey.

Excellent image, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-02-18 14:58]

Uma foto exelente meu caro amigo, muito bem focada e côres perfeita, a nitidez agradavel ao meus olhos,parabéns.

The woodpecker!!! This is the classical pic for educational purpose! A bird field guide must include this picture.
Thanks for sharing!


Excellent. Sharp detail, great color. No complaints.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-18 16:19]

Hello Sergey,
This is an amazing capture of the male GR. Spotted Woodpecker. I can't fault It! The sharpness, lighting, BG, composition, all are top quality.
Well done and TFS!
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-02-18 22:15]

Beautiful shot with excellent pose!!TFS!!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-02-18 23:30]

Hi Sergey,
What an excellent POV of this woodpecker.
It really shows well all the markings.
Details are sharp and well exposed.
Colors are rich and true.
A great close-up.
TFS. : )

Hi Sergey,
a very good picture with nice POV and compostion.
The exposure and sharpness are spot on. The DOF is also good, the bird standout well from the BG.
Well done.

Hi Sergey

Stunning shot. Exposure, clarity and details are all perfect. No nits here! :-)

Hi Serge,

Great work here getting awesome detail on the bird and a nice composition with the branch. The background is still nice and out of focus even with f/8. The image is well lit, clear and bright overall.
Well done


Hello Sergey,

This is another absolutely amazing photo from you! The quality of the picture is astonishing! Very good diagonal composition with a clean, blurred background. The sharpness level of the excellent details in the subject contrasts strongly with the background.
The image was very well exposed and the shadows and highlights preserved their details perfectly. I find it difficult to expose correctly an image with lightness levels that reach from black to pure white. You managed it very well my friend! Also great catchlights in the woodpeacker's eye!
I wonder with what you bribe the birds to make them come this close? I struggled several times for hours to photograph some finches but never managed to get close enough.
Overal an outstanding picture of a beautiful bird! Congratulations and TFS!

With Friendly Regards,

A stunningly beautiful picture of this lovely woodpecker, Sergey.
You have excelled yourself in this classy shot. The focus is just perfect and the colours a delight to behold.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-02-20 21:02]

Superbe et magnifique spécimen,bravo pour les détails,la composition et les belles couleurs justes.

Great shot of the woodpecker Sharp and colors are great compo good I like it

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