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Yellow Bellied Sapsucker

Yellow Bellied Sapsucker
Photo Information
Copyright: David Robert (Dave) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: NikonD200, AF VR-Nikkor 80-400mm ED
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-19 0:01
Viewed: 3994
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker
Sphyrapicus varius

This is a female that visited my woodpecker suet on the side of my bird feeder.

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Date Time Original: 2007-01-18 14:53:23
Shutter Priority
ISO: 160
Focal Length: 400mm

Thanks for looking,

ps It is good to be home. We got in Tuesday night. Everyone seems to be doing okay now, although somewhat worn-out.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-01-19 7:30]

Hi Dave,
Firstly and most importantly welcome back and great news. Now for your capture, great portrait with fantastic color and details, but your frame covers the tip of his bill slightly.
Welcome back again Rick

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-01-19 7:30]

Salut Dave!

Le gros plan sur cet oiseau est bon et les couleurs sont justes.

Belle attitude.
Bonne journée.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-01-19 13:44]

Hello David,
Excellent close up.POV,DOF you managed,simple BG,clear eyes and composition are wonderful.Be sure D200 is a great camera:)and 80-400 is a wonderful lens but it's a little slow.Have a great weekend!

Hello Dave! So, that's where she went for the winter--I last saw her on my lilacs, ringing the branches for sap. Really good detail in your closeup, especially on the head and face! I often wish bird watching societies would post photos as good as these for identification. Well done! Thank you, Linda

Hi Dave,
First and foremost I am hoping Cai is doing well.You and your family have certainly endured some tough trials. Looks like you can really reach out and bring those small birds in close now. A very good closeup on this Yellow Bellied Sapsucker. The colors and detail look great. I am heading to Florida in a couple weeks, wish I had that 400mm range.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-01-22 11:52]

Hola David.- Un bello Pajaro Carpintero el que aqui nos presentas con una pose muy peculiar de estas especies. Primo del que tengo en mis archivos. Saludos Luis52.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-20 21:08]

Hello David

It is nice to see these guys enjoying the benefits of your feeder.They nest here every summer and head south for the winter,I don't blame them.Very good POV and DOF,The details are excellent with wonderful plumage detail.Excellent eye contact.TFS


Nice post Dave..I see this woodpecker is trying to move out of last January's frame, & into the New Years..We'll have to get him a calendar ;}}
Merry Christmas!

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