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Woodpecker´s Flight

Woodpecker´s Flight
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Copyright: Jose Augusto L Hauer (zeca) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD Macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Brazil, Woodpeckers, Birds in Brazil 2, Nice Birds, Birds / Aves, Birds in Flight, Birds of South America, Birds in Flight 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-28 17:27
Viewed: 3591
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Its always the same strategy, for every one of us. We start to take pictures as soon as I watch any bird and slowly we try to get close, always taking pictures. The last one, of course, shoot the flight, but we just caught it sometimes, with some luck. This one is not bad...

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I like this shot. The catch light really makes the image. Great job.


Hello Jose,
I love this POV and composition. You chose a good shutter speed and this is a beautiful specie! Thanks,

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-06-28 18:14]

great action capture great colors good focus nice DIOF good background

Good comment alongwith a good pic.

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  • mutan Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 0] (329)
  • [2007-06-28 22:54]

very very nice shot and comp.

Hello Zeca,
An attractive composition!
The subject is well captured, just the right amount of motion blur in the wings while the rest of the bird is sharp...
Well done on the close-up work!
Pablo -

Hi Jose
Not bad at all, good sharpness on the head and eye, which is most important. Always the same problem: the bird is flying away from the photographer, normal but this is not the ideal POV.
Great picture anyway

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-29 0:41]

Hello Jose,
Wonderful in flight capture.POV,blurred BG,colors,exposure and lighting are excellent.

Hi Jose,
Good shot, even though it was escaping your approach. The head and body is sharp and easily seen and you have captured the motion of the wings well. Probably better that the wings are in a down position so not obstructing the body or the head. Nice blurred BG,

Hi Jose, I had to laugh when you talk about our strategy. You are exactly right. And it has worked very well for you this time. You've got this guy in excellent sharp detail. The composition works very well with him positioned in the lower left quadrant, you've given him somewhere to fly to. Excellent depth of field on this one and I like how you've pulled his colour into the frame. Very nicely presented.

Thanks, John

Hi Jose Augusto,
You did it great in this action shot!
I like so much the pose caught in this incipient flight.
Very good the details got, specially clear on the head.
It's very good the way you managed to compose the image.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hi Jose Augusto,
Very well timed shot!
I like colors too.

Querido José,
Pica-pau é sempre legal (rimou!), mas voando é fora do normal! (rimou de novo!) Sabe que sou fan de passarinho voando, e vc está cada vez melhor! Parabéns!

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2007-06-30 7:31]
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olá José:
estranho, eu já tinhas visto e postado nessa sua foto ontem, mas aparentemente minha critica não esta aqui...
de qualquer forma reescrevo que gostei do momento da captura, e vc ainda conseguiu compor a foto legal...não é fácil tirar fotos desses pássaros ariscos com a digital, mesmo com as reflex.
ficou bom..

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