- Rosa (0)
- [2009-01-01 3:20]
Good morning Rick,
what a precise time, perfectly
captured. Colour and sharpness
Happy New Year
- Argus (50626)
- [2009-01-01 3:34]
A Happy New Year to you too Rick!
You start the year with a real beauty: an excellent capture of a Pileated Woodpecker: the pose, POV shapness and frame-filling composition are all superb.
Very nice to view and thanks for sharing this,
- siggi (52850)
- [2009-01-01 3:45]
Happy New Year Rick.
Great POV of this woodpecker.
Sharp detaiis and beautiful colors.
I really like the red head markings . Very handsome bird.Best regards Siggi
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2009-01-01 4:17]
Wonderful photo to start the new year.
What a beauty! Perfect sharp focus and light on the head. Great POV, clear colours, eye-contact and composition.
A Happy and Healthy New Year,
- zulfu (43)
- [2009-01-01 5:54]
Hello Rick, wonderful and lovely shot of this woodpecker.
Happy New Year of 2009.
- nagraj (15166)
- [2009-01-01 7:00]
You got very fine image of this beautiful woodpecker, the red crest is looking great and that green strip is adding beauty to this image. tfs.
- crs (3551)
- [2009-01-01 7:57]
What a fine photo of this bird you have made. Even if sitting on the shaded side of the trunck you have rendered very fine and naturaly looking colors. The image is rasor sharp so that good dettails of the bird and plumage pattern can be well seen.
Thank you for sharing and I wish you a Happy New Year,
- jaycee (25460)
- [2009-01-01 9:48]
I've never seen this woodpecker (in real life) but I can see why you wanted a shot of him so badly. He is one handsome bird with that amazing face and colors. This one was worth waiting for - great pose and great details from head to tail. Nice way to start off the new year.
- septimiu_nemes (2161)
- [2009-01-01 10:28]
great capture , amazing colours and details , good sharp,
- eng55 (5892)
- [2009-01-01 11:16]
Beautiful capture of this woodpecker.Details,POV,colors,sharpness and composition are excellent.
Happy New Year and thanks for posting.
- nglen (36145)
- [2009-01-01 12:08]
Hi Rick. You have cropped this one to fit the long bird it looks just right. Good detail ain the feathers and bark on the tree. The red head feathers stand out well. A good POV/DOF. well done TFS.
- joey (24909)
- [2009-01-01 14:30]
a superb photo of this Pileated Woodpecker.
Sharp and crisp.
Well done and Happy New Year!
- ferranjlloret (10340)
- [2009-01-01 15:03]
A Happy New Year to you too Rick!
Excellent capture of a Pileated Woodpecker, very good POV shapness.
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2009-01-01 18:27]
Over-indulge??? Moi??? I think not. : ) We gave 2008 an Oregon send off...pouring rain; and 2009 an Oregon welcome...pouring rain.
I'm glad Lady Luck smiled on you that day. You got a really nice unobstructed shot of this woodpecker. We got a fairly good one in the Tetons last spring. Had to look up through branches to see it though. It doesn't look like yours was very high up. Nice work.
TFS & Happy New Year.
Evelynn : )
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2009-01-01 19:42]
excellent shot of the Pileated Woodpecker one of my favorite birds
to wath and photograph, your photo shot with fine POV
and appropriate vertical framing, beautiful luminosity of the image,
excellent sharpness and details of the dark plumage, TFS
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2009-01-01 20:16]
Danged spot on Rick...BTW I know I wanted to post that 'anomaly' of nature shot in my news but with Don's passing and all it seemed the wrong time..I have saved it.....as you are among my favorites as you so well now....God Bless you and the same to the bird!
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2009-01-02 0:48]
Ohhh... another splendid shot of a cute woodpaecker in its classic posture on a vertical trunk my dear friend Rick.
TFS and cheers,
- iris (3088)
- [2009-01-02 1:30]
I have seen this species of the Woodpecker only in pictures and you showed us the babies not so long ago.And here is another one of the adult in a fine composition. Despite the dark tones and the bird's dark plumage,the shot has enough light to show details with clarity and sharpness.It looks alert and in attention. The close crop and the vertical composition work excellently.
Thanks so much for sharing and look forward to more in 2009.
Have a healthy and peaceful New Year
- angela926 (3083)
- [2009-01-03 17:57]
Great capture, superb sharpness, beautiful colors, lovely catchlight in the eye, excellent details and niced oof background.
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2009-01-04 11:15]
Chanceux! :-) J'aimerais bien le rencontrer un jour moi aussi ! Elle est excellente cette photo, avec ces tons sombres le Grand Pic n'est pas facile à photographier mais toi tu as très bien réussi à capter les détails de ces plumes noires, bravo ! Merci et je te souhaite une bonne et belle année 2009 JP
- zumoduvas (2535)
- [2009-01-10 8:23]
Excellent image, nice composition and details.