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Tree creeper

Tree creeper
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Copyright: mikael pettersen (Tamrock) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 337 W: 0 N: 290] (1928)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1600 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-11 16:53
Viewed: 4144
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
this tree creeper was searching
fore food behind the bark when
i meet him,they not so easy to
see but when you meet them they
moustly let you take some shots:)
the picture is not lean,maybe is
look a little bit like that but
its an old tree trunk

more info about the tree creeper here:

tree creeper

Necipp, delic, stevkds, jaycee, fiyo, Hil, Juyona, greenpinkorange, coasties, TAZ, jmp, Altair, SkyF, Debz, falke, cecilia, uleko, rousettus has marked this note useful
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Very nicely captured Mikael. Great detail. nice color. My only complaint would be that I wish there had been more light over his back. Ideal lighting is not always posible with wildlife photography unfortunately.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-04-11 16:57]

Hi Mikeal. what a great shot of the tree creeper.great detail ,POV , compostion, and DOf. even the tree looks good .very well done. TFs..

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-04-11 17:02]

Hola Mikael.- Gran nitides y alta definicion en esta bella foto. Muy buena iluminacion, exelente pose.

Hi Mikael.
Beautiful shot. Technically perfect picture. Excellent composition. Very pure and sharp shot. Well done. tfs. Stev

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-04-11 17:30]

Hi Mikael,

Wonderful shot of a bird I have not heard of before. Lovely colors and wonderful details against a beautiful BG.


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-04-11 17:35]

Hello Mikael,
Excellent capture!
Great composition with nice POV,
very good details and nice colours.
Well done!

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-04-11 18:02]

Hi Mikael

Great shot of the Tree Creeper, very nicely presented shot with a superb POV and a fine pose, excellent detail on the Bird and the Tree bark, very nice colours too.

TFS Hilary :o)


Very nice clean shot of this creeper all with nice settings that really bring out the subject perfectly. :)

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-11 19:09]

Hi Mikael,
Great composition with sharp details and nice natural tones, the background highlights the subject well.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-04-11 19:43]

Hola Mikael,
realmente genial,
preciosos detalles,
agradable y original pose,
un trabajo excelente... saludos

Hello Mikael,
this shot is excellent. i love how the image is so sharp, yet the bird displays such softness on its body. the colors on the trunk and the bird really compliment each other. and the sharpness is really fantastic.

Hello Mikael,
I didn't want to miss this one as it is superb even perfect I must say! This is such a beautiful bird that I wish I can see sometimes. This is a fine capture with great pose, details lightning and composition. You are a gifted photographer. TFS,
PS This tree trunk looks like the one from the old apple tree I have here :)

Hi Mikael

Well done on a great shot. Lovely details you show here. Good POV, nice catchlight in the eye. TFS.

Hello Mikael , strange but natural posture , very sharp photo , TFS.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-04-12 8:00]

hi mikael,
magnifique image particulièrement lumineuse et fine dans les détails du plumage. C'est parfait.


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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-04-12 10:42]

Hi Mikael,
Very cool shot. The tree trunk looks almost B&W. Great pose presented with perfect technique.
Best wishes,

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-04-12 12:14]

Hello Mikael,
This bird is nice and you caught it well.
The "+++" : composition, subject, pose on the tree, POV, sharpness, DOF, soft BG, exposure...
The "-" : nothing...
Congratulations and TFS.

Tjena Micke,
a perfect classic pose for this bird.
Good details, fine colours, well exposed and good POV.
Well done, MF.

Superb tree creeper shot nice profile POV and detail is fine nice background and tree contrast tfs rgds Necip

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-04-12 14:00]

Hi Mikael,
What a cool shot! Wonderful colours, details, pose and composition. Bark and blurred background are really a good complement to the bird.
TFS, José M.

Tjena Micke!

Mycket hög kvalitet på denna bild! Bra skärpa och snyggt komponerad mot en ren bakgrund.

Very nice shot, with great composition and sharpness!

Ha en trevlig Thailandsresa!

Mvh Peter

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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2007-04-12 16:08]

hello Mikael
Great photo, nice light, very sharp
well done

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-04-12 17:47]

Hello Mikael,
a fabulous POV to show off this tree creeper. The details and texture in the plumage and the barks are fabulous. I love the color of the BG is does show off the bird very well. Shaprnss, composition and framing are great.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-04-13 10:36]

A lovely shot Mickael, I am sure he can look very camoflaged. Wonderful detail and sharpness both on the bird and the tree, lovely colour tones and excellent POV and DOF. Beautiful.

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-04-13 16:50]

Well, I have been without internet for a couple of days as we have been in the Pyrenees, but better late than never.

Without a doubt... this is the best photo of a tree creeper I have ever seen. Truly art! My deepest congratulations to this, Mikael!

Regards from Camargue where there is internet... ;o)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-04-15 12:46]

Beautiful shot, Mikael.
The details are so sharp and the light is perfect.
Lovely colors and composition.
What a pose!
TFS. : )

Well taken, excellent detail in the whites, your exposure is spot on!


Hello Mikael,

This is an excellent profile of a small bird! You captured it very good!


Just wonderful! Your composition is simple and efficient! You placed the head of the tree creeper in a very powerful point of the composition! The perfect, "S" shaped profile silhouette is best seen from the side view and against a perfectly blurred background! The direct eye contact is another strong element of your photo! Very well done!


The colors are kept to a minimum! But there are plenty of gray and brownish color tones! They look natural and well saturated!


I find the contrast a bit strong, probably due to the strong sunlight. However, this isn't distracting to me since the picture benefits from it. It helps defining the foreground better!


I guess the slight underexposure of the back of the bird was the price to pay for exposing the chest correctly in the bright sunlight. This is much better than overexposing the chest so IMO you made a great choice. I usually see this birds in dark forest but you were lucky to capture one in full light. The catchlights are a big bonus for this picture as they make the creeper look more alive!


Very good focus on the foreground! The blurriness in the background makes me think you were pretty close to the bird since the aperture wasn't exactly wide open. However, this provided a very good sharpness with no fall-off on the bird's body!

An excellent work of art in spite of the harsh lighting conditions! Thanks for sharing!

With Friendly Regards,

Well done, like the profile capture very clean and sharp...
Excellent shot!

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-04-25 11:14]

Hello Mikael,
wonderful 'catch' of the tree creeper. The old berch is also very nice. Not easy to capture a tree creeper. I am still chasing
Best wishes, Jacob

Hola Mikel
Precioso el agateador que nos muestras, un ave pequeña y no fácil de captar.
Un saludo

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-15 12:56]

Hej Micke,
I've missed your excellent capture of this Tree Creeper on a birch. Excellent POV, great sharpness and colours. Very fine composition too. When I see them they tend to run up high very quickly!!
TFS and best wishes, ULla

Hi Mikeal,
what a nice and fantstic image of tree creeper. details and sharpness superb. colors and composition also very nice. TFS
well done

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