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Now Hairy woodpecker

Now Hairy woodpecker
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Copyright: Marie Proue (marieproue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 564 W: 67 N: 437] (3674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF 300mm f4 L IS, B+W 77mm MRC 007M Transparent
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-31 11:52
Viewed: 5182
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Now a hairy wood pecker. We can sees that his tail as only feathe black and white, the white one don't have black spoot like the downy woodpecker, like my last post.


Medium-sized woodpecker.
Black and white plumage.
Plain white back.
Bill thick and rather long.

Size: 18-26 cm (7-10 in)
Wingspan: 33-41 cm (13-16 in)
Weight: 40-95 g (1.41-3.35 ounces)
Sex Differences
Male with red patch on back of head, female with black patch.

Call note a sharp "peek." Also a harsh rattle. Drum is very fast, with abrupt beginning and end.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-01-31 12:06]

Bela foto e belo passaro nesta imagem ficou ótima com qualidade exelente meus parabéns.

bonjour Marie

un excellent angle de vue l'oiseau par dérrière pour nous
montrer la différence de la queue entre celle du pic chevelu
et celle du pic mineur, excellent détails de son plumage



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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-31 15:15]

Hi Marie,

I've not seen one of these before. Wonderful details, texture, and colors of the plummage. He does look hairy.


Salut Marie,
C'est une capture détaillée de ce bel oiseau! J'aime bien cette pose qui même de dos, nous montre son oeil. On sent l'utilisation du flash un peu... L'as-tu pris en RAW? Si oui, j'aurais ajusté la balance de blanc pour le flash pour ainsi lui donner une petite teinte d'orange... C'est bien vu et composé. Merci,

hello marie,
nice capture of hairy woodpecker, the details of the plumage is good, nicely composed shot,
tfs & regards

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-01-31 21:51]

Hi Marie, nice shot of the Hairy Woodpecker. I'm not sure if I've seen these before, or only the Downy. Looks like you've caught him in action which is good. Your definition is very good, looks like he has some ruffled feathers. Nicely done.

Thanks, John

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-01-31 22:46]

Intéressante présentation avec une belle note bien utile.
Bonne journée.

Olá Marie.
Linda foto deste pica-pau, cores e foco excelente !


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-01 3:15]

Excellent shot Marie!
I can see why it's called a Hairy Woodpecker! :)
Sharp and detail with a good composition and nice colours.
Well done!

It looks a bit ruffled doesn't it and I suppose that is why the name....interesting how many sub species and families..as I grow older and more interested in other things, I have discovered many facets to my own family of humans and now through TN many many more in birds, animals and insect...very nice capture!

Hi Marie, elegant bird with splendid details, excellent sharpness, very well done, brava, ciao Silvio

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-01 6:12]

Hi Marie,
I will be back in a moment.

Bonjour Marie,
Lovely posting of this hairy woodpecker in such good closeness!
excellent clarity, real colour and so much details in the shot!
very good in exposure and focus too
well done

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-01 9:50]

Hi Marie.
Excellent picture of the fine specimen of the woodpecker. I like the scene at whole. Trunk rind creates amazing BG for the beautiful bird. I like wonderful reproduction of the bird feathers and colours, impressive magnification and nice framing. Bravo and best wishes.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-02-01 15:12]

Salut Marie
J'aime bien le PDV different.Excellent details du plumage.
A Bientot Michel

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-01 20:33]

Hello Marie

A very good capture of this hairy woodpecker.
The markings show well.
Very good POV and DOF.
I like the vertical crop,it suits the subject.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-02-02 6:29]

Bonjour Marie,
Excellent capture showing the Hairy Woodpecker from the dorsal POV with fine sharpness and lighting. The typical shape of the tail and its supporting function when it is on a tree trunk is shown well here.
Merci pour le partage,

Hello Marie,

Beautiful shot from the back and yet clear details of the head and eyes. Well lit giving nice exposure of the great plumage.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-02 9:18]

Bonjour Marie, très belle capture de ce Pic chevelu, bien vu et bien photographié. On voit bien les détails, bravo et merci.


Bonjour Marie
Félicitations pour cette belle prise,les détails du plumage sont parfait et les couleurs justes. Bravo pour la pose de l'oiseau et la bonne exposition.

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

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-02-02 10:00]

Bonjour Marie,

Pas de temps aujourd hui. juste les points :-)

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-02-02 11:38]

Hello My Friend,
This is a nice image of this scruffy looking Hairy. Your capture has great colors and details in a fine composition, thank you Marie.

Hi Marie,

Great shot of this woodpecker in action; you hhave captured ammazing detail. You must very been very close to catch him with your flashgun. Perfect pov. I really like it.


Beaucoup de talent!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-03 6:33]

Hello Marie.
Great capture of this interesting and fluffy Woodpecker. Great details of plumage and fine colours. Well done!
Many thanks, Ulla

Chère Marie!

Il n'y pas de raison de réussir de si belles photos d'oiseaux et de rester à l'état de rêve concernant la neige...

Très cordialement


Hello Marie
How are you?
Your Hairy Woodpecker is captured well as he searches for food. A nice view from the back which exposes his colour pattern well.
TFS Janice

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-02-04 19:12]

Hello Marie,
Beautiful Woodpecker, Don't have much time today
so I'm just marking.. Well done


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  • moca (0)
  • [2008-02-08 12:56]

Bonjour arie,
Tu nous montre bien la différence entre les deux oiseaux, leurs queux n'est pas pareilles et celu-ci est vraiment échevelé.

Hello Marie,
Seems like this fellow possibly has been in windy weather, hehehe!
Good details have been captured in the woodpecker at work, a well composed presentation!
Pablo -

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