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Pileated Female

Pileated Female
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Copyright: Debbie Stahre (DebbieStahre) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 13] (128)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-04-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 7 D, 100-400 4.5-5.6L
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-01 4:40
Viewed: 2530
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For comparison, here is a female Pileated Woodpecker. Notice the male previously posted has a red streak in the moustache. The female does not have the red moustache. These are from 2 different locations, but in both places these birds have mates.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-05-01 11:27]
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Thanks for sharing the female, too.

I suggest you use the full pixel allowance of TN. 7o kb is too small.

All the best,


Hi Debbie. I really appreciate rare shots like this one of one of these. You managed to frame it very well showing this female well in a side profile. Hope you have more to post. TFS Trevor


Hi Debbie,

Beautiful light and overall composition of this large, cartoonish woodpecker. Tiny bit out of focus but the colors are true and bokeh highlites the features of this bird well.

I see your focal length was maxed and metering on center weighted average .... I always get much sharper bird images with spot metering for some reason, any other mode almost always produces slight blurring at some point within the frame.

Kind regards,


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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2013-05-02 10:36]

Hi Debbie,

Very cute and funny red head. Makes me think of Woody Wood Pecker cartoon I used to watch :)

Excellent shot. I can amost here the knocking sound.


Ciao Debbie, great capture pf lovely wodpecker in nice action, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-02 15:38]

Hi Debbie,excellent capture of the female too,nice and typycal pose and very good details and colors,i like it,you could to do better in the resizing process.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Bonjour Debbie,
Agréable valorisation du sujet mais la profondeur de champ n'est pas suffisante.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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