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downy woodpecker

downy woodpecker
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Copyright: Tom Thurston (TommyB) (62)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-06
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-28 18:06
Viewed: 2928
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a shot of a downy woodpecker, at Stiglmeier park, in Cheekatowaga, NY.
These are the smallest woodpeckers in North America, and they range from coast to coast. They are very personable, seeing as how this one followed my girlfriend and I down most of the trail, and we didn't have anything for him.

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To eqshannon: Thank youTommyB 1 06-15 16:45
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Beautiful colors and detail, well exposed with good DOF. Interesting POV.

However, the woodpecker looks a little lost with all that space around him. Is it possible to crop it down from the original without too much loss of detail? If so, you might want to try it for a slightly better presentation. If not, well, it is still a good photo which is nicely composed. TFS, Mish

D'autre part, the space shows how small the bird is as mentioned in the notes, which makes the space valuable in at least one conceptual glance. And since them bird is so well lit as per the framing articles and background, it stands out very well and in good focus...

Consider yourself "discovered"

Bob Wilderness of Western US

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