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Dirty job

Dirty job
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica Minolta Dynax 7D, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO DG, UV Filter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-18 3:35
Viewed: 3080
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another posting from my woodpecker collection,took this picture yesterday in the local forest as the woodpecker is quite brownish,I guess she had some dirty jobs earlier this day,hope you like her.

More information in wikipedia about the
Great spotted woodpecker

Cropped,Sharpened USM and resized for web

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Nice shot Paul, good closeness and sharpness. Well done.


Hi Paul,
Great capture. Good composition and exposure.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-04-18 5:04]

Hi Paul,
I like these Woodpeckers a lot. A great shot here, I like the central framing with the diagonal of the tree. Good exposure, nice details and colours and good DOF, a very nice shot.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-04-18 5:11]

Ha Paul,

Jouw bonte spechten zijn schitterend. Van dichtbij genomen en mooi van kleur en compositie.



bonjour Paul
Superbe spécimen!avec de superbes couleurs
jolis details et belle composition
Félicitations pour l'éclairage.

Merci pour l'envoie et au revoir.....JP

magnifique prise, belle netteté et jolie compo.

Very inpresive capture of this woodpecker Paul.
Excellent details and good colors.
Good POV and excellent BG.
Like very much the frame.

wow what a mess and I thought they had to keep themselves clean. I don't think I have ever seen one this ditry! Boy does she need to sit down and clean up her act...

Great POV and OOF BG. Composition works really well as well.


Hi Paul, excellent POV, great details, Colors are right on, BG, DOF, Perfect, TFS Kyle

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  • PerR Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 2 N: 16] (99)
  • [2006-04-18 13:04]

Hey Paul.
No matter how I try I can't get my photos as good as yours. I can clearly see that your photo equipment is better than mine :-(
This is a great photo of the woodpecker, very good details, light and colours. The POV is also good, and he is definetly posing for you. I like the BG as well. TFS.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-04-18 14:49]

hehe, never saw a brown woodpecker. *g*
excellent capture, paul! :-)
wonder what she´s been up to.
couldn´t she clean up for the shot?
superb composition and details.
well done & take care, thor.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-04-18 17:20]

Hello Paul, nice shot. I always find it very hard to get close to these birds. Good composition and details. Well done.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-04-19 16:22]

Hi Paul,
Dirty, he is looking disturbed.
Great shot. Sharpness colours very good

Nice capture. Good composition and colors. Strange about the brownish colors. I wonder if this could be a dark pigmented one, instead of stains.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-06-20 11:32]

Hello Paul,
Fantastic sharp photo of this Woodpecker and tree. Beautiful colours and BG. POV and eye-contact are amazing.

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