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The Downy Woodpecker in-flight

The Downy Woodpecker in-flight
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II
Exposure: f/8, 1/4000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-01 19:35
Viewed: 1909
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends,
the Downy Woodpecker.

1/4000s f/8.0 ISO1000
50mm (35mm eq:75mm)

from the All About Birds website

« The active little Downy Woodpecker
is a familiar sight at backyard feeders
and in parks and woodlots, where it joins
flocks of chickadees and nuthatches,
barely outsizing them.

An often acrobatic forager, this
black-and-white woodpecker is at home
on tiny branches or balancing on slender
plant galls, sycamore seed balls,
and suet feeders. Downies and their
larger lookalike, the Hairy Woodpecker,
are one of the first identification challenges
that beginning bird watchers master. »



nicozanghi, Alex99, maaciejka, josediogo1958, vanni2009, Marco2010, jusninasirun has marked this note useful
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Hello Asbed
Beautiful and interesting photo with good composition and nice lighting. I like the framing with the tree tops.

Ciao Asbed
complimenti per lo splendido scatto del picchio in volo, luce difficile ma ben gestita, bella l'apertura alare.
Ciao Nico

very beautiful photo with this general plan!
regards Asbed

Hi Asbed,
Great capture of this flying bird. Composition, details, colours and moment are wonderful.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-04-02 2:27]

Bonjuor Asbed,
Lovely capture ..
Good sharp details and a nice composition.
Best wishes,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-04-02 4:14]

Hi Asbed.
You managed to freeze a nice bird in-flight among the trees in open space. Wingspread of the bird and timing are superb as well as sharpness of the bird and composition of the image at whole. Well done and TFS.

Hi Asbed,
very nice photo of this bird in flight. Great colours. Perfect composition.
Have a nice week,

Hello Asbed
You are shooting with manual settings yes?Great!
Thank You.Fine result!
Kind regards

Hello Asbed,
always an extraordinary naturalness your photos, very good sharpness and great composition.
Very good, thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

Ciao Asbed.
Grande tempismo nel catturare questo picchio in volo,con un’ottima nitidezza e dei colori naturali,
molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-02 14:18]

Salut Asbed,une nettete' excellente aussi si il est un peu loin,tres jolie compostion aussi.C'est plus facile sans doute avec les squirrels..ehhee..j'ai apprecie' beaucoup ton comment a ma derniere photo! Merci et belle soiree',Luciano

Hello Asbed.
A distant shot creating the mood and flight in this forest. Nice wings details and flight action in the frame.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-04-14 10:36]

Hello Asbed,
Downy Woodpeckers are such beautifully marked birds, which really show their plumage off while inflight. You captured this one with fully extended wings. Great shot!!

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