|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Northern Flickers are the "anteaters" of the bird world. They feed on the ground, frequenting lawns and leaf litter. Northern Flickers do not have the super-hammering apparatus of most woodpeckers. This means they can't drill into hard wood and need rotten or soft trees for nest-holes; and they feed primarily on the ground (or downed, rotten logs).|
At 12 inches in length, this medium-sized woodpecker has a long, narrow black bill with a slightly curved culmen. Northern Flickers do, however, vary geographically. All races of Northern Flickers are brown with black barring on their upperparts and wings. They have a prominent white rump and a dark blackish-brown tail. The center of their chest sports a black crescent, and they have a whitish breast and belly with black markings.
The black mark under the beak indicates that it is an adult male.
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Great shot and nice PP works. Very sharp and neat image. Nice simple frame.
- [2006-09-24 6:07]
Félicitations pour cette belle capture,l'oiseau est très jolie. Par contre un légère surexposition à mon avis.
Merci pour cette belle photo.
This is a beautiful bird and you caught it with great details. I just think though, that it is a bit overexposed and there is noise there. By adjusting saturation or highlight and shadow in PS and using Neat Image, I guess you can fix it. These guys are not easy to approach and you did great; it is very close... Interesting notes... TFS,
Claudine - PS I look at your gallery and you have great pictures, wow!
j' aime beaucoup cet oiseau car les détails sont excellents, bien vu, bon travail
merci du partage