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Redhead Woodpeckers

Redhead Woodpeckers
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Copyright: Hisam Saker (Hisam) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 1 N: 22] (215)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 80-400mm VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-05 9:55
Viewed: 6994
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Red-headed Woodpeckers range from southern Canada to the Gulf Coast, east of the Rocky Mountains and west of New England. They are birds of wooded savanna, open woodlands, riparian forests, orchards, suburbia, and agricultural lands. Preferred habitat includes dead trees for use as nest sites, relatively open undergrowth, and access to the ground for foraging. In the East, old mature woodlots with some undergrowth as well as suburbs and agricultural areas are typical redhead habitats, whereas in the South, clearings with tall stumps are used. Although uncommon throughout much of their range, Red-headed Woodpeckers are most abundant in the open forests of the Midwest. They were once common throughout much of the Northeast but declined with competition from European Starlings for nest sites.

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To Fisher: thank youHisam 1 07-05 10:39
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Hi Hisam,
Nice shot of the Redheaded woodpecker. Well done on the composition.
Just wondering if it was super cropped, brought in close for viewing? There is alot of noise.
What ISO were you shooting at?


Very nice picture, Hisam.
It's alot of noise in BG but that you already know.
Otherwise it's very nice, with good composition and colours.
Well done.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-07-05 13:30]

Hi Hisam, very nice composition of the woodpecker. It was mentioned above about the noise. Nice Bg. and colours.
Well done.

Nice capture Hisam. Although the background is blurring, the subject is well focused and the colours excellent. Bravo!

Beautiful image! These are stunning birds but certainly can be a menace sometimes. Nice capture!

Hello Hisam
I too noted the noise in the background and also think the bright spot below the branch does not add much to the composition. I posted a WS. This is a beautiful bird.

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