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West Indian Woodpecker

West Indian Woodpecker
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-26 14:50
Viewed: 6388
Points: 8
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Fom last winter vacation in Cuba

West Indian Woodpecker (Melanerpes superciliaris)

Is a species of bird in the Picidae family. It is found in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands and Cuba. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

The species has been observed to have a polyandrous breeding system, with one female raising two broods with different males concurrently.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-03-26 16:35]

Hi Mario,a beautiful pic in a terrible backlight! How you work very well whit the light balance for this impressive result.Grea sharpness and colors and very nice composition too.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.

Another impressive bird photo Mario!! The composition, the colours and the…bird are fantastic.

Hello Mario,

Wow! What a fantastic woodpecker. It looks do delicate to me... Colors are amazing and you managed very well your pov in order to get this nice profile and bg. The only thing is that the white appears tio me burned on the lower right corner (price to pay to get the white on the bird perfectly exposed). Here, using the clone stamp tool within Photoshop, I would have clone the burn patches by correct exposed lark.

Bye and TFS,


What a fantastic bird.Nice work.

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