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The Arrival

The Arrival
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Copyright: Derek Grant (PeakXV) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 650D, Canon 100-400mm EF f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-20 8:27
Viewed: 1909
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a female Northern (Yellow-Shafted) Flicker arriving to it's nest hole. You can clearly see the yellow shafts in this image. In Western North America these shafts are red in color. Also, where these two subspecies overlap in the middle of North America, there is a third variation with orange shafts.

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Hello Derek
Fantastic moment very perfect timing,
Superb shot.
best wishes,

Hello Derek,
What a fantastic capture! A Great composition with perfect sharpness, detail and beautiful natural colours. Good DOF and choice of your ISO setting. Excellent work my friend.
Best regards,
Like you I only take photographs in the wild. You will never see a captured animal in my gallery.

Hello Derek.
Fantastic capture. Super sharp and nice light too.

Ciao Derek, great capture of lovely bird in fantastic action, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • kickmjw (288)
  • [2013-06-20 10:25]

Hello Derek
Great shot nice color

Hello Mr.Derek,
Excellent one.Splendid details and pose.Like it.Great work.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hello Derek

Great shot of the Northern Flicker in-flight
in-front of its nest, superbly focused with great
sharpness and details, with a excellent light,
also beautiful background bokeh, TFS


wow.. what a timing. surprisingly, good composition too! tfs, Derek. lovely capture. regarding shafts, a good documentation as well.

Brilliant action capture, Derek.
Very sharp image with the chosen camera settings and without noise in the BG.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Derek
照的清晰 也很完美
角度更是特別 光線也很完美

hallo Derek
super good sharpness and a nice moment to take this picture
the colours are also beautiful
thanks greeting lou

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-06-23 5:56]

Hi Derek,
amazing capture indeed,
wonderful composition, excellent pose,
outstanding details everywhere !
Thanks !
Best regards !

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-06-30 19:12]

Hello Derek,
I love being able to see the yellow feather shafts so vividly in your shot. This is something that you ordinarily don't get to view. Wonderful stop action and beautiful plumage!!!

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