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Flicker Chick Fledges From Nest!

Flicker Chick Fledges From  Nest!
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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: 2013-06-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 650D, Canon 100-400mm EF f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Juveniles [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-06-23 15:32
Viewed: 1657
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There can't be too many fledglings-just-leaving-the- nest images on TN. You can't predict these moments of nature, you just have to have a bit of luck sometimes. And today was lucky!

A Male Northern Flicker fledgling decides that it has had enough of it's tree house home life and takes to the wing - for the very first time. It quickly spiraled down, down, down to the ground and stayed there. When I climbed down from my tree roost, it was still on the ground looking a bit helpless and of course vulnerable to house cats which often happen along that particular area .... and so I clapped my hands at it until it flew up into a birch tree. Then the mother soon came along - and I quickly left the scene.

Another successful nesting story!

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Hi Derek,
excellent timing. Nice pose of the bird you have captured. Good sharpness on it.
Have a nice week,

Ciao Derek, great capture of lovely in-flight bird, perfectmfocus, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

great flight pic of this flicker. difficult colour conditions with the green background.
best regards

Hi Derek,
鳥照的很清晰 也很美麗
台下十年功夫(苦練) 台上只有一分鐘(表演)

Hello Mr.Derek,
Beautiful timing with nice focus.Good example to the new comer and also fo us to Learn.I like its colour and sharpness too.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hello Derek,
What a nice image and interesting too.....Excellent capture of a lovely specie. The composition, the light and exposure are very good. Fantastic razor sharp details. This is a gorgeous bird.....Fascinating details and focus.
Thanks for sharing!

Dear Derek,
A lovely action you saw and caught to show us. I have added it to my theme "juveniles"
Thanks for sharing.

Warm greetings from South Africa

hallo derek
you have a good place to take more picture's of this beautiful bird
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-06-24 8:04]

Hello Derek,
Excellent photo of this woodpecker in flight near its nest. Great timing. Good sharpness and beautiful natural colours.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-24 15:18]

Hi Derek,fantastic in flight capture,the details are really impressives,great work and great timing,a very difficult pic,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Derek. Great excitement to this. Wonderful timing to freeze such great action. I love the lighting. It compliments the great colours. It's framed unusually but it's just perfect. Hope to see more of this bird. TFS Trevor

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