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(Picus Viridis)

(Picus Viridis)
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Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-07-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-07-12 12:59
Viewed: 1728
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pica Pau Verde, European green woodpecker

(Picus Viridis) - male

Hello TN Friends!

Today I have a new species for me... the European green woodpecker...It is the largest of our woodpeckers. The green body is having a lighter shade (yellowish almost) in the rump. The crown is red, with the male also red mustache. In flight is its characteristic undulating flight. It can be confused with the female of orioles.
It is distributed throughout the territory,and apparently a little more numerous in the north than in the south.
It arises mainly associated with forest areas,usually with some gaps.It shows a preference for pine trees, although it also occurs in other types of woods.As the other woodpeckers, is a resident species and can be observed during the year.

Have a good week and thanks for viewing...

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-07-12 13:29]

Hello Jose,
Very beautiful photo of this Green Woodpecker. Sometimes I see one in my garden, almost always in the grass on the ground. But this one on a trunk is fantastic in a great free pose. Excellent sharpness, composition and background in beautiful matching colours.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-07-12 23:46]

Hello Jose,
Stunning sharpness, colour and detail. Wonderful DOF and colour tones in the background, makes him really stand out.Perfect exposure, superb!
Regards Sigi

Beautiful photo Jose , sharp , good eye contact and nice BG.

Thanks for sharing.


A really captivating image of a Woodpecker, Jose.
Superb sharpness and clarity with amazing natural shades and hues of colours.
I also like its perch. The neutral green BG plays a vital role in the appeal of this wow shot.

Excellent capture of this green carpenter friend Jose. Today I start my vacation and am happy to begin repaying criticism of my colleagues after almost six months in which overwork had taken my time and strength to work TrekNature seriously.

I really like the trunk on which you choose to photograph this beautiful bird. The fund will also focus with different shades of more or less dark green, make beautiful backdrop.

Thanks for sharing your work, man.

Hernán Bortondello

Hello Jose,
I haven't visited fb long time and even TN few days due to my urgent important task on Visa, so didn't see your last posts.
Beautiful presentation of this Green Woodpecker. Excellent BG as well as color and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2015-07-13 23:03]

Shalom Jose,

Great specimen! Excellent capture! It really stands out!

All the best,


hallo Jose
very nice picture with good details of this beautiful green woodpeacker
thanks gr lou

Hello Jose
this woodpecker stand out very well against the blurred green BG
fine pose on the top of this tree trunk
excellent sharpness and composition

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-07-15 12:31]

Hi Jose,magnificent capture of this green woodpecker,a ery lucky meeting in this unusual position made in the best sharpness and colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Jose

Excellent photo of the European green woodpecker, fine POV and DOF,
excellent focus, sharpness, details, and excellent contrast between the color tones, TFS


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