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Lunch Wagon

Lunch Wagon
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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 5 favs. and up - PART 3, AnimalExplorer Favorites 2nd folder, Volkan's Best, Joe's Favourites 2, Karatash's other favorite -II-, CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -2-, TN Classics [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-17 5:14
Viewed: 5549
Favorites: 12 [view]
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi All,
This summer I FINALLY captured a Pileated Woodpecker and had the great fortune of finding its nest, so today I show you the family having lunch. This woodpecker is about the size of a crow so it is easily identified but I have found them hard to find here in Alberta. This family was located in Waterton Lakes National Park. Hope you like it, have a great weekend.

MMM, Royaldevon, eqshannon, NinaM, siggi, nglen, jaycee, boreocypriensis, Juyona, rousettus, bobair, CeltickRanger, Alex99, Luis52 has marked this note useful
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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-10-17 5:30]

Hi Rick
What a great capture.That is probably one of the best image of Pilated Woodpecker that I had saw here on TN.Great composition with excellent POV.Very sharp image with great detail and colors.
TFS Michel

Hello Rick,

What an amazing and beautiful shot! Great composition and sharpness. Splendid colours. You were very lucky to have such a good lighting too.

Hi Rick
Terrific shot of this beautiful bird. Great exposure and sharp detail. Perfect!
Kind Regards

Hello Rick,

I laughed out loud when I saw this!
Not that your photography is laughable but the birds really look like comic puppets!

This is superb! How I wish I could have seen it! We have occasionally had a green woodpecker in the garden but this is as close as I have ever been to one!

The details are excellent, the expressions unbelievable and the composition, with the tree trunk and the woodpecker leaning backwards, perfect! A favourite, for sure! Well done!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-17 7:03]

Hello Rick,
This is great! What a find!
A superb capture of an adult Pilated Woodpecker feeding its young. The POV, lighting, sharpness, timing and composition on the aspen tree are all excellent, which makes this a joy to see Rick!
Thanks for sharing this fine image,
Have a great weekend, you and Ruby,

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2008-10-17 7:05]

Wow Rick, simply beautiful! Great shot!

VERY cool image Rick..it is indeed the classic shot so I added it to my theme ever growing...Just super this one. Your eye to hand and click is getting very swift...colours are amazingly mindful of the summer...good show. Say Hi to your lovely wife from Jane (*she is standing here)

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-10-17 7:50]

This picture makes my day, Rick, I know how hard it is to take a picture of this woodpecker, they are so swift and fast! and on top of it, the babies! This is so cute, lovely, adorable! When I opened the picture, I had a cry coming out of my chest, of pleasure. Thank you Rick, your wilderness is fantastic,


This is soooooo amazing! Rick, you have a prize winner here! Look at this! I'm very impressed by this sharp and incredible capture. Just the bird alone would have been great but you show him (her) with his (her) little ones. This is one of the best Pilated Woodpecker pictures I have seen. Congratulations, you must be very proud of this capture!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-17 9:56]

Hello Rick,
Good timing to get this shot. A beautiful woodpeckers with great colors and markings in the plumage. Nice sharp detail. Looks great!
Regards Siggi

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-10-17 11:14]

Hi Rick. This is just a fantastic shot. Its a great Picture of the Woodpecker but with the two you such a bonus. Good timing from you to have seen and taken it. With fine detail and colour. well done TFS.
Have a nice weekend.

Excellent catupture Rick, this is definitely a prize capture. I found my pileated woodpecker stomping ground and hopefully I'll see babies next year. Well done.
Paul :)

Excellent work, Rick!
Great content. Superb moment. Technically well done!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-10-17 11:40]

Hi Rick,

Congratulations!!!! Straight into my favorites. What a shot! I know you would have been thrilled with just one Pileated Woodpecker - but three! Parent and children are magnificent with fantastic colors and details. I especially love the red heads, the eyes, and those open beaks. A winner.


Hi Rick:)

What a lovely shot of Pileated Woodpecker. Great timing indeed to catch such impressive view.
TFS and have a nice weekend my friend.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-10-17 12:40]

Hola Rick,
precious work and fine frame
exquisite details ...
nice work buddy,
a masterpiece in my gallery:))
good weekend.

Rick, this is a fabulous shot of these Woodpeckers. Great job. Have a great day.

Check out my personal website at:
Bill Houghton Photography

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2008-10-17 15:47]

Hi Rick,
You were so lucky to come across this little family!
This is an amazing capture, Nice colors, POV, and great details seen at the heads..
Very well done

Hi Rick
excellent capture for lovely woodpecker family. I like it very much and added it to my favourite.. everything wonderful, from timing and sharp focus to colors and composition.
Both of us use same equipments, but your results perfect. Do you use UV filtre and tripod? Many times, I have not enough sharpness this lens.
Thanks for sharing this beauty. have a nice weekend

Hi Rick,
what an excellent composition and great find for you!Your photo beats my own hands down as you had very good light to work with as the details,colours and point of view are all first rate.I have seen here in High River on a number of occasions these woodpeakers but was only once near enough to photo with any detail.I must say that this is one of the best I have ever seen and thank you for sharing this superb photo,simply the best. Bob

Hello Rick

This is a beauty.
Wonderful clarity and detail.
The POV is excellent.I have chased these guys around the forest before and I would love to get a shot half as good as this.
Great Job.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-18 2:42]

Hello neighbour Rick,
Splendid, splendid... What a great moment. And in a fantastic quality. Everything in this photo is superb. I put it into my favourites.
Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing,

hello Rick

what a wonderful shot of this Pileated Woodpecker familly,
you where at the good place the good moment ti catch it in image,
with excellent sharpness and details, TFS


Oh my goodness! This is wonderful and quite amusing. It was so fun to open it up. It is a super capture. Great work on your part. There is wonderful sharpness.

Evelynn : )

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-10-18 15:43]

This is one of your best ever shots, Rick!!!!
It's so good!
The chicks poking there heads out are really cute :-)
Technically perfect!
Straight into my favs.

VERY well done!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-10-18 23:04]

Bravo, Rick.
Fantastic scene and so outstanding by quality image. My heartfelt congratulations. Brilliant exposure and superb sharpness/details of all charming characters and surroundings. Blurriness of the dumped up BG is nice and so pleasant too. Best wishes and TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-10-19 23:21]

What an incredible shot, Rick.
I can't believe how sharp all three birds are.
A very rare moment well captured.
Just perfect!
TFS. : )

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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-10-19 23:49]

hi Rick,
wow you sure did finally capture a Pileated Woodpecker, and superbly too i might add. great shot, great timing. tfs

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-10-20 21:58]

Wow Rick! What a moment!!!!
Beautiful lighting here and the sharpness you have achieved with fantastic focus and clarity is very impressive and admirable.
I love the vertical composition and the catchlight you have managed in all the 3 eyes.I cant imagine the pleasure you must have had in getting this perfect shot and being right there to be see it in real.
I love the colours of the bird contrasting with the subtle greens around.
I am only glad to join the 10 friends and more who marked this "unforgettable event"...by adding this to their favourites.
Thanks a ton for sharing this

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-10-24 21:41]

Hola Rick.
One of the most beautiful photos I have seen Rick. Great sharpness and lovely colors. The pose is just beautiful.
To My favorites.

Hello, this is a great catch

Love the rich dark colours Rick. Even the lighting is good. These guys are really cute. You really lucked out. Trevor

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