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Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker (male)

Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker (male)
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Exposure: f/5.8, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Ruby's woodpeckers: a collection [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-04-23 6:18
Viewed: 2979
Points: 8
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i took this photograph exactly an hour back, and that from my balcony!

this bird, and from my balcony???!!!

was it a parting gift, mother Nature?

i had been waiting for this tiny bird for so long... this is my most favourite Woodpecker amongst all the five types of Woodpeckers available around my place. second most favourite being that Streak-throated Woodpecker.

this Woodepecker is also more restless than the other four Woodpeckers... i took few shots before... in the Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary.. but those were not satisfactory... the bird didn't give much time...

and same in this time! i saw a tiny bird [it was getting dark then, so was not clear] to come and sit at that place. and then i realized it was a Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker! i ran for my camera, grabbed it and rushed to my balcony. thank God, the bird was still there! took two shots, and the bird had left :)

am sooo happy today. sad too. am going to miss my locality a lot.... :(

Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos macei) belongs to the family 'Picidae' and can be found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

it is a medium-sized, pied Woodpecker. Crown red in male with orange forehead, black in female.

this bird is also known as Fulvous-breasted Pied Woodpecker/ Streak-bellied Woodpecker/ Spotted-breasted Pied Woodpecker.

the particular bird photographed here should be Dendrocopos macei macei.

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PS: it, as seems to be, is TN's first! :)

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lucky to have your favourite bird visiting you for a photo shoot from your balcony, Ruby. :)
it's indeed a lovely capture. i like its red cap and matching red patch on the vent.
but hold on a moment; i feel the urge to do a workshop on it 'cause i prefer more contrasts to bring out the richness of colours on it. so may i? i'll also enhance the colour level.
let me know what u think of the workshop, neighbour.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-04-23 7:04]
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Hello Ruby,
what a gift for this woodpecker shot. The view is lovely with ts nice bright color standing on the green background.
Lighting is a bit strong between the leaves, but the beauty is still there.


Hello dear Ruby
Great capture of this beautiful woodpecker.I'm trying to catch one too.The pic could be sharper and in the composition I would love to see more space in front of the bird as I suggest in the WS.Hope You don't mind.
Have a good day and thank You.
Kind regards

Its fascinating to see how closely this resembles our US Red Bellied Woodpecker,Melanerpes carolinus

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2012-11-26 8:19]

Excelente ângulo. Muito boa foto. Parabéns.

Excellent angle. Very good photo. Congratulations.

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