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Woodpecker (2)
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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: 2007-01-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor ED 70-300mm F4.5-5.6
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vanderschelden's favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-06 3:44
Viewed: 3910
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major). Female.

Camera Settings:

Model: NIKON D50
Date Time: 2007:01:22 12:22:10
Exposure Time: 1/400 sec
FNumber: F9,0
ISOSpeed Ratings: 400
Exposure Bias Value: - 1 EV
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: Off
Focal Length: 300,00 mm
Focal Length 35 mm Film: 450,00 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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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-06 3:49]

Hello Sergey,
Excellent capture of s female Great Spotted Woodpecker with fine lighting, sharpness and composition.
Well done and TFS.
Regards, Ivan

Hi Sergey

Wow... you really nailed this guy! Everything is spot on. Top quality shot. Excellent camera work. :-)

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-02-06 4:06]

Hi Sergey,

Another fine capture of your woodpecker,well captured with excellent colors and sharpness,well done and TFS


Hi Sergey,
No words...

  • Great 
  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-06 8:58]

Hi Sergey

This is another sueprb capture from you!
Very nice to see the entire body of the woodpecker this time and also a bit more of the habitat.
Again here the sharpness is simply outstanding and it makes all those lovely details just "shine"...it's really very eye-plasing!
The exposure is also splendidly managed, and because of that, all the colros and tones came out wonderfully - i especially like the vivid red on the tail and head :)
All-in-all a brilliant shot, well composed and presented.

Bravo and TFS

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-02-06 9:59]

Hello Sergey,
wonderful capture, the quality of the shot is excellent. Very well composed also I do love the placing of subject and the OOF BG which shows of the colors and sharp details very well.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-02-06 11:04]

Hola Sergey.- Una bella postal de este hermoso "Carpintero" Foto muy nitida y con agradables colores. Saludos Luis52.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-06 18:43]

Preciosa captura y maravillosos detalles, bello plumaje y buen pov... saludos Sergey

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-02-06 21:32]

Lovely capture of this beauty. Nice and sharp and good colours too Sergey
Well done

Hello Sergey,

What a wonderful capture! This is a perfect picture to start my day with! I was very pleasantly surprised to see your photo this morning. I can't really find anything to critique on your picture. Only to praise! Your composition is flawless with the tree trunk running along the right third of the image and the face of the woodpeaker positioned in one of the strong points of the picture. The subject stands out perfectly thanks to a beautiful, blurred background.
You managed the exposure with great skill preserving the details in both shadows and highlights. Focus is also accurate and the small aperture takes care of a perfect sharpness with no fall-off on the bird's body. The details are excellent in both the plumage and the tree bark, I could start counting the feathers if I wanted.
The colors are bright and beautiful and the black-white-red combination adds a great contrast to the image. The light is warm and very well handled, leaving no harsh shadows on the subject.
Another positive thing I would like to add is the perfect profile you've captured with minimum body parts of the woodpeaker overlaying the tree trunk. I appreciate the perfect silhouette being clearly readable against the OOF background. The woodpeaker lives in your picture thanks to this great catchlights in the eye.
In conclusion, your high quality photo is flawless from an artistical and technical point of view and is suitable for both admiring as a work of art and presenting as an educational material. This is the kind of pictures I would like to see on TN. Therefore your picture will decorate my favourites gallery. And because nothing is perfect, there's one thing that I would have liked you to add: a short description of this species. Congratulations on this masterpiece and thanks for sharing it with us! I'm looking forward to seeing more photos like this one from you!

With Friendly Regards,

  • Great 
  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-07 6:53]

La misma calidad técnica y estética de tu anterior presentación con el primer plano de esta ave Sergey.
La apropiada iluminación y enfoque obtenidos, brindan detalles y colores realmente sobresalientes, con adecuado encuadre y desenfoque posterior.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo

The same quality technical and aesthetics of your previous presentation with the close up of this bird Sergey.
The appropriate illumination and obtained focus, they offer details and colors really outstanding, with suitable framing and rear out of focus.
Thank you and greetings... Ricardo

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-02-08 2:53]

Wow, fantastic details, Sergey.
A perfect POV for this woodpecker in a classic pose.
The light is excellent. Great DOF.
TFS. : )

Hi Sergey,
More than fantasic!

PS Pity of that lil spot on the tip of the beak. Did you do any PP?

Hi Sergey,
Excellent capture of this Great Spotted Woodpecker with fine details.


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  • babak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 234] (1202)
  • [2007-02-24 22:42]

Very sharp with nice pose of this bird , Well done

Hi Sergey,
Another fine capture of your woodpecker,well captured with excellent colors and sharpness,well done and TFS

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