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Hairy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker
Photo Information
Copyright: Gregory Lazzaro (glazzaro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 473 W: 108 N: 1293] (4605)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-09
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-09 14:33
Viewed: 4118
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Good Evening

Its been awhile, have been traveling a lot for work and its tough to keep posting as I am a member of two other sites also plus I maintain my own site. But hopefully some of the traveling will slow down as the holidays draw near.

Ok, this shot was taken late in the afternoon, heavy clouds and overcast. I staged the shot just at the start of the tree line to get the fallen leaves which accounts for the bright orange background.



1. Branch propped up.
2. Peanut butter smeared on the inside of the branch
3. Tripod setup from within m hide
4. Flash set to manual, output 128th at 60 Hz

Camera Settings:

Location: Woods in Backyard, Middletown Delaware
Special: N/A
Weather: Overcast, Clouds
Tripod: Yes
Camera: Canon 5D
Lens: Canon 70-400mm
Focal Len: 400mm
Flash: Yes, manual 1/128th power
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Partial
White Balance: Clouds
Exposure: 0
Shutter: 1/80
F Stop: F 8
ISO: 800

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  • Great 
  • clint Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 237] (1371)
  • [2007-11-09 14:46]

thats a cracking capture Greg, lovely detail in the the bird and branch. nice clean background as well.
all the best

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-11-09 15:06]

Hi Greg,

I look forward to more frequent posts of yours! A beautiful shot of this woodpecker in a wonderful pose. Superb as always with wonderful colors, sharp details, beautiful background and a wonderful composition on the diagonal branch.


Hi Gregory,

Excellent compo with perfect sharpness and fine details
beautyful pose and lovely BG

TFS Thijs

Hello Gregory,

It has been a while indeed since I saw a post from you. As usual, this is a high quality picture with outstanding composition, excellent exposure and details and lovely subject. Thanks,

  • Great 
  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-11-09 17:43]

Hi Gregory, great photo, lots of details, the bird seems to pose for you. Good photo, thank you.


Hello Gregory,
Beautifully captured with total sharpness, vivid colour and so much details in the shot!
the exposure and focus is spot on!
well done and well composed
have a wonderful weekend, Gregory!
all the best

  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-11-09 20:08]

Bonjour Gregorie,

Cette prise est fantastique pour la qualité de l'éclairage et ses couleurs.


bonjour gregory
cette photo est parfaite,le pic est parfaitement net et detaillé mais de plus il se detache vraiment bien du BG qui est lui tres bien realisé aussi.

  • Great 
  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-10 2:02]

Hello Gregory,

Beautiful shot!
Fantastic pose and composition,
Great colors and sharpness!
Regards, Dejan

  • Great 
  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-11-10 2:56]

Hi Gregory,
Very nice capture of this woodpecker. Focus, sharpness, clarity, lighting, color tones, POV, and composition are very good. Well done and TFS
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Gregory,
How arev you?
A superb one; no surprise.
Especially the compo and the colours are outstanding. In fact everyting:-)

  • Great 
  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-10 7:38]

Oh wow! A very good capture!
The sharpness is just awesome and the clarity is amazing!
Just perfect...

Very well done Gregory,

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-10 8:26]

Hello Greg,
Nice to see you back on TN.
Great capture of a Hairy Woodpecker, the sharpness of the Woodpecker accentuated by the fine bokeh. Excellent composition, pose and POV.
Well done and TFS!

Hi Gregory,
Very fine iamge of this Hairy.
The POV,pose is charming.
Excellent focus detail and beautiful BG.
Thanks for your informative note
Could you please share what type of hide you use?
Homemade, store bought, outer materials are...?
Thank you

  • Great 
  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2007-11-11 2:47]

Very very nice photo Greg!
Like it very much!

  • Great 
  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-11 3:17]

Hi Gregory,
Just appreciating this wonderful shot from you. I am on a tour and internet connection comes at a premium here, hence doing a short job. Sorry.

Hi Gregg,
A long time without seeing your posts!
Your high quality pictures are so welcome here. A lot to learn from it.
The sharpness of the bird and texture of the trunk are remarkable.
The smooth and exquisite blurred background is so beautiful and works great for this picture.
My compliments and thanks so much to post it.
Hope all your things will be going ok.
Best regards,

hello Gregory

very beautiful shot, excellent details on the subject and the tree,
nice pose of the bird, good pov and i like the way the woodpecker
is framed on the image, and a wonderful background, TFS


  • abettine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 10 N: 98] (1027)
  • [2007-11-20 13:53]

Celle ci est splendide également. Quelle jolie composition et quelle splendide couleur de fond ! Bravo !
In my favorites, no more points, sory !

Hallo Gregory,
congratulations on your fantastic gallery on TN; a superb capture of the Hairy Woodpecker taken from an excellent POV with outstanding sharpness and marvellous colours, perfect flash exposure, a very pleasing composition with a lovely pose of this splendid bird against a very beautiful BG.
Best regards

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