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Flicker in Winter

Flicker in Winter
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Copyright: Bob Williams (bikefifty) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (596)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-15
Categories: Birds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Anna's Favourites 1, Photos on TrekNature [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-09 11:41
Viewed: 4242
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 26
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This is a Northern "Yellow-Shafted" Flicker in a tree in our yard. This type of bird comes to my feeder through out the winter. I have a great vantage point to shoot from my house.
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hello Bob

beautiful picture
great colours never seen this bird

this is your first time on TN
hope to see you soon

greeting lou

simple and nice, TFS Ori

Ciao Bob, a great welcome on TN, wonderful bird with fantastic colors, details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
PS remember you can post since 800 pixel and 300k:)

Hi Bob,
Wonderful picture , very good close up and good détails and position of bird.Amazing colors of bird.Good Job
have a nice day

welcome on TN ,
beautiful picture with great colours and details , good exposure and light ,

Hi Bob,

Congratulations on your first TN post. Very well captured bird with good details and fine pov. Have to agree with Silvio as you are allowed a bigger and more details image here in TN.

Keep up the good work and have a wonderful weekend ahead.


Excellent shot of this beautiful bird. great composition and clear details. TFS. Regards,

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2009-01-09 16:56]

Hello Bob, welcome to TrekNature.
This is an unusual bird - well, for me it is. Very pretty colours and quite good to see.
Your photo is too small - you can post up to 800 pixels wide or high and up to 300kss too.
And it would be good if you wrote notes about your subject too. I suggest you read the Rules of TN:

Descriptive Notes"
* Members are strongly encouraged to post descriptive notes with their photos. Notes help provide other members with information about your shot and help them to tailor their critiques to your specific needs. Shots without notes tend to receive less feedback than shots with descriptive notes.
* Notes may be written in any language.


Hallo Bob
Welcome to Trek Nature. I hope you have a pleasant, enjoyable and educational voyage on the site. This is such a delightful bird to look at. The different shades of colours divided into segments around the facial and neck area is striking. It is like pieces of a puzzle that fit into one another just at the right place. The polka dot markings on the chest are beautiful and the patterns on the back feathers just as lovely. You have captured this beauty with great clarity and detail. Focus, sharpness and overall presentation is super and there are plenty of unmentioned details to appreciate. A lovely image to start your journey.
Best regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-10 11:23]

Hello Bob,
A warm welcome on TN with this beautiful photo. Very sharp and in great clear colours. Excellent point of view.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-01-10 19:53]

Hello Bob, Welcome to TN.
Wonderful image of the Flicker, the sharpness and detail are great. The colors are gorgeous and the exposure is right on the money. Well done!! TFS.

This is really a good photo, but I think some editing would improve it even more, so I did a workshop on it. I hope you find it useful. Gary

Another well composed, sharp shot. After your comment on my butterfly photo, I've decided to take part in the spring Monarch Watch. You mentioned you're involved in similar census projects. I think we do our little part in the preservation of not just the species but also the phenomena.

Wish I could see it larger, since you did such a wonderful job of focus, even to the tiny ruffle of light breast feathers contrasted against the darker feathers of the wing, or the fringe visible along the neck below the beak.

I have never gotten a decent shot of this bird. Generally, in my Northern Virginia yard, they avoid feeders and prefer ground-feeding, particularly anthills. The grass (and the distance) foil me every time. I'm not sure I've *ever* seen a photo of this species as fine as the one you present here, despite many internet searches for same.

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