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Downy Woodpecker female

Downy Woodpecker female
Photo Information
Copyright: Denis Doucet (Sawwhet) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 92] (409)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4 ED+Nikon TC14EII
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-12 14:27
Viewed: 3078
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Downy Woodpecker / Pic mineur
Picoides pubescens

Size: 16-18 cm (~6.75 inches), the smallest woodpecker in North America

Habitat: Various woodlands, including deciduous and mixed woodlands and urban parks. A frequent feeder station visitor when these are available

About this image: All spring, we had a pair of Downies visiting our farm and it is likely they set up residence, but my daughter and I were unable to locate a nest. The image was obtained in a Trembling Aspen on the wooded corridor between our land and the hay field next door.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-11-12 14:32]

Hello Denis,
great capture of this beauty from a fantastic POV! Great sharpness and fine detail, splendid light and natural colours, very nice background.
Very well done!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-11-12 17:11]

Hello Denis,
A top notch photo of this cute little Downy Woodpecker. The detail, color and exposure is awesome. The contrasting black and white plumage is very attractive. Love the clean blurred BG. A pleasure to view.!!

Hello Denis
Beautiful photo with excellent composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness!

Hello Denis,
this is a classical bird picture, a sharp well exposed bird a diagonal branch with a clean BG, very enjoyable to view.
Well done.


Great macro Denis of this beautiful little woodpecker.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-13 0:49]

Hello DEnis.
A great shot of this incredible looking woodpecker, the closeness allows the viewer to admire the beauty of this bird's plummage at it's best. Well done.Best regards Siggi

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2011-11-13 0:56]

Bonjour Denis, belle macro de de pic qui est particulièrement mis en valeur sur le fond gris. Bon cadrage et de fins détails dans le plumage; Bonne journée, Didier.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-13 0:58]

Hello Denis,
Excellent close photo of this Downy Woodpecker in fantastic sharpness and details. Very beautiful clear and natural colours against a nice blurred background. Pleasing diagonal composition.

Hello Denis,
Great capture of this Woodpecker. Excellent sharpness and detail with a super POV. Well done.

hello Denis
super good picture with great sharpness and beautiful colours
great composition
thanks greeting lou

Hi Denis,

Fantastic picture of this beautiful bird with good details & sharpness.
Captured from a good POV & nice blurry BG. Very well done & TFS.

Brilliant shot denis, great focus and wonderful subject, if anything to improve, maybe a little more room at the top and left, but I'd need to see if that's really the case


Hello Denis,
Exceptional capture from close range.
Absolutely amazing details, colors and composition and sharpness.
The light and exposure are perfect as usual.
Fantastic contrast against the background.
Thanks for sharing!

Bonjour Denis,
Excellente maîtrise de la lumière permettant la délicatesse des couleurs et très bonne profondeur de champ valorisant bien la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • rocko (264)
  • [2011-11-14 15:11]

hello Denis, Nice pic.Good work.

Hallo Denis
This is a super image for many reasons. The camerawork is great, it is a lovely bird, the details is seen with clarity and the colours is marvellous. Further to that, the composition and point of view is pleasant and the presentation delightful. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-11-16 8:04]

Bonjour Denis,
Ai raté quelqes images dont ce magnifique Pic mineur. J'aime beaucoup cette image presque en n/bl et le cadrage vertical choisi. Un arrière-plan idéal aussi pour créer une image très harmonieuse. Parfaite netteté aussi, bravo!

Hello Denis! WoW! This photo is so clear, the whites are so vibrant, what a great shot! Very good POV as well. You have captured her spectacularly! I really like the way her breast feathers fan onto her wings. You've even caught the twinkle in her eye! Excellent description as well. Thanks so much for sharing this definitive photo. Linda

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