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Downy Woodpecker male

Downy Woodpecker male
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Copyright: jeanpaul Bolduc (jeanpaul) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2097 W: 99 N: 3518] (14962)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Kodak DX6490, 52.6mm
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/45 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-27 20:00
Viewed: 3563
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker Is a small black peak and white which carries a broad white stripe in the medium of the back. Its nozzle is shorter than the head but very robust, the adult male carries a small red band to the back of the tête.This is our smaller peak. It attends the mixed forests but one also meets it in places varying wild desrégions with the urban parks, the courses of farm, the trees ornamental and with the vergers.Il its food in the trees, the bushes seeks, and in winter in the fields and the herbaceous plants with a clear preference for the shrubs and the leafy trees. It is the peak which one generally meets because he likes the areas inhabited contrary to the other peaks. One can attract it in his garden enlui presenting tallow and black sunflower in the mangers. Its food is composed to 75 % of harmful insects. It is the small-scale model of the hairy peak and to differentiate it there are only the size and the length of the nozzle. Its female carries the same colours too much that but is not to him also coquète and arborre not of red, seeing when it must brood its small. Its song is almost similar to that of the hairy peak but the blows which it strikes in the trees are less powerful.
Downy Woodpecker
Scientific name: Downy Woodpecker (Linné).
Family: Picidae.
Overall length: 16 to 18,5 cm.
Surface of dispersion: Everywhere in the East and the South.
A number of eggs: 4 or 5 white eggs.
Duration of the incubation: 12 days ensured by the two parents.

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  • Gudule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 248 W: 11 N: 288] (1204)
  • [2006-04-27 20:40]

Excellente photo et en pleine action.
Beau rendu des couleurs, bonne mise au point et belle pose de l'oiseau.
L'arrière-plan bien estompé. Merci pour partager.


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-04-27 21:00]

Bonsoir Jean Paul!

Félicitations pour cette belle présentation pleine de lumière. Bravo pour les couleurs justes et la netteté de l'image.

Merci pour l'envoie.


Hello Jeanpaul, You captured this woodpecker beautifully. I love how you can see right into his eye. I love the colours of his feathers. The tree really accents this little bird. Your notes are very helpful. Janice '>

Look at his beak... This guy is at work!
Moment very well captured, superb details & colours... The red spot adds nice colour contrast!
Pleasant composition... Maybe you can blur the branches in the back even more...
Pablo -

Hi Jeanpaul,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and framing.

Thanks for posting, have a great end to the week.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-28 2:18]

Hello Jeanpaul!
Excellent capture again.Colors,sharpness,POV,details and composition are

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-04-28 4:18]

Salut Jean-Paul,
My favourite bird! Lovely detail and colour and the downy texture is there too. Nice detail, and nicely defocused BG, although I find the bright blue area a little distracting. Great shot of this beautiful bird.

bonjour JP
beau pic,les couleurs sont belles et les details biens presents.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-04-28 8:48]

Excellent Pic encore une fois Jean-Paul, bien composée, claire et nette cette photo est une réussite. Bravo !


Hi Jean Paul, great capture, excellent Details perfcet POV, BG, DOV, and framming, Excellent, TFS Kyle

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-28 10:38]

Hi Jeanpaul
Another sharp shot. Good details, sharpnes, colours, note and frame.
Well done


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-04-28 16:27]

Hello Jean Paul,
yes this I like a lot better Lovely frame and good job on cropping.
This is a wonderful shot, the details on the bird and the tree are amazing. colors are great and POV ist lovely.

Hi JeanPaul

A little short on time tonight, so just points... sorry!

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-05-01 21:20]

Salut Jean-Paul!

Belle image, l'exposition et la lumière sont très bonnes. Le focus est assez bien et les coleurs sont bien saturées. À mon goût l'oiseau est un peu centré, mais il n'est pas dit nul part qu'on ne peut pas mettre son sujet au centre une fois de temps en temps. Donc pas nécessairement un défaut.
Merci de partager cette belle image avec nous.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-05-02 7:15]

Hi JP, you have some good shots of the Downy Woodpecker and I think this one is the best. His feathers are nice and colourful, well done,

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-05-18 0:14]

Wonderful details Jean Paul! Amazing dirt on it´s bill! Great capture! TFS!

Excellent capture of this magnificent woodpeaker! Very good composition and POV! The colors look bright and natural and contrast is nice! Sharpness and details are great! Good use of DOF! Congratulations and TFS!


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