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Copyright: Luis Leal (Luis52) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D700, 80-200 f2.8D ED AF Nikkor+1.5X Kenko
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/4000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-04 8:54
Viewed: 3634
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Golden fronted Woodpecker.

Really enjoyed to take photos of this beautiful Woodpecker last Sunday. Early install my hiding near a water source, the climate here is very cold and very dry so many resident birds come near to drink water here, at first this bird perched so far away, and it was difficult to get a good picture him, but soon he began to get closer more and more, he knew I was in there, and finally take confidence when he saw a lot of birds near to me, an finally he give a chance to have this and some other photos.

I hope You enjoy looking at this picture as much as I did when I took it.

Luis Leal.

marius-secan, Alex99, lousat, siggi, maurydv, Chiza, CeltickRanger, Noisette, Emi_1987, uleko, tuslaw has marked this note useful
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hello Luis
a beauty again with good details and super sharpness
the colours are very good
greeting lou

Another superb shot in every respect Luis. Just incredible indeed! Please, use the maximum physical size allowed. Only that way we can appreciate the quality here! Bravo!
Have a great weekend Luis!
George Veltchev

Hello Luis,
superb capture with excellent details, focus and colors.
Lovely composition. fantastic POV and amazing clarity.
Wonderful blurred background!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-02-04 10:56]

Hi Luis.
Once more amazing bird picture. This species is very nice and its colouration is unusual and dine. I like brilliant details of the woodpecker and twig. Your firm BG is wonderful as always. Well done and TFS.

another great woodpecker portrait, greetings Ori

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-02-04 11:53]

Hello Luis
Superb capture! Thanks for sharing

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-02-04 12:27]

Hi Luis,a very perfect pic,what a sharpness,colors and details!Impossible to make better,very good crop too.Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2011-02-04 12:56]

Hi Luis
difficult to improve anything
just lovely: compo sharpness bg pov eye contact catchlight...

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-04 13:44]

Hello Luis.
What a marvellous capture of these lovely woodpecker, wonderful position and superb presentation, colours and sharpness are superb.Best regards Siggi

Hola Luis,
un'altra bellissima immagine di questo picchio, straordinaria nitidezza e fantastiche tonalitą di colori.
Grazie e complimenti

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2011-02-04 15:10]

Hola Luis; una fot fantįstica, limpia y clara donde la especie se observa de forma excelente...saludos.

hello Luis

very beautiful photo of the Golden fronted Woodpecker,
shot with fine POV and appropriate framing,
great focus sharpness details, beautiful bokeh
of the background, the catch-light render the
photo more beautiful, TFS


Hello Luis
great capture of this Wodpecker, superb presentation against a clear BG, the bird is pin sharp, we can see each detail from his beautiful plumage
Wonderful DOF and colors
Have a great WE

Beautiful picture Luis! The exposure is spot on and yes you deserve this one and gained it's trust in this really neat looking golden fronted woodpecker. Your patience paid off with a wonderful reward.

Hello Luis
This is a beautiful shot of this woodpecker, great colors and details I too am 'Hunting' for a wood pecker but I hardly find one and when I do I don't have the camera with me :(. Great shot and thanks for sharing!
Regards Hedesan

Hi Luis
A perfect photo of an impressive bird

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-02-05 7:58]

Hello Luis,
One of the most beautiful shots of this species I've seen so far. Excellent sharpness, details and natural colours. Good blurred BG and composition.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-02-05 8:39]

Hello Luis,
This is a brilliant capture of this fabulous Woodpecker in a perfect pose. Excellent sharpness and lovely colours too. I wish we had this species here!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Luis,
What a nice capture of beautiful Golden fronted Woodpecker with acrobatic movements! Details, colours, POV and BG are perfect. Well done!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-02-12 13:49]

Hello Luis,
What a beautiful bird you have captured in this photograph. It reminds me a lot of our Red-bellied Woodpeckers we have here in Ohio. A nicely composed image with wonderful detail and attractive coloration. Great work!!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-03-29 5:37]

Hello Luis,
such a splendid capture with exciting pose and positioning of the woody. Excellent sharpness and superb pattern well retained. i like the black and white pattern on the neck and the well known yellow top.
Special composition and its presentation is so pleasant.
Well done for such an exciting view.


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