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This Little Girl Again?

This Little Girl Again?
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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: 2007-02-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: NikonD200, AF Nikkor 18-200mm 3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-02-05 23:53
Viewed: 3784
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Little Girl Again?
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)
The question mark is because I'm not positive if the Optimism in the Pines was a female since the head was raised, but I think it was. Also, this one is definitely a girl! You can tell because the head is not solid red.
The title is for Claudine. I thought for sure I had a good shot of the whole body in a verticle alignment, but this was the only verticle alignment I found...;-( I do have some shots of the whole body I'll post soon. Just not in vertical alignment...;-( I do try to shoot that way some...

Anyhow, thanks for looking...;-)

More info on the Red-bellied Woodpecker found here!

Exposure Time = 1/160"
F Number = F5.3
Exposure Program = Shutter priority
ISO Speed Ratings = 110
Date Time Original = 2007-02-02 12:18:42
Focal Length = 280mm

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Hi Dave,
Very nice capture, well composed, neat, just a bit too soft....

Ben Lakitan

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-02-06 1:14]

Hello David,
Lovely composition and POV. Colors are very natural and the composition is very good.TFS

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-06 3:52]

Hi Dave,
Though this is a fine and well composed sharp shot of a female Red-bellied Woodpecker, it would have been even better if you were lucky enough to have had a more contrasting BG.
Regards, Ivan

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-06 4:06]

Hello David,
Very nice capture.I liked POV,eye contact,framing and pose of bird a lot.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-02-06 7:29]

Hi Dave,
When I looked at this capture the first thing that came to me was a calm feeling, and I think the common background color did it for me. The composition and details are great, I like this posting alot thanks Dave.

Hello David,
a wonderful catch, this is such a lovely bird.
The composition and the POV is very nice. I do think the details and colors could be brought out some more. I tried a little workshop to enhance the beauty you captured.

bonjour david
en fait vous avez une belle serie sur les pics.
celle-ci est un peu foncée mais assez nette.

Hi Dave,
this is good looking photo of the woodpecker,I just wish you haven't covered it up in that gray mask that you used because it makes the image look ashen and muted in colour. bob

Hi Dave,
Great pose and POV, good details..
I did a WS to improve contrast, shadow, and recomposed closer..

Dave, nice shot of this woodpecker. Thanks for commenting on my 'Inside The Lily' photo.

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