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Downy Woodpecker male

Downy Woodpecker male
Photo Information
Copyright: Denis Doucet (Sawwhet) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 92] (409)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4 ED+Nikon TC14EII
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-02 17:14
Viewed: 3210
Points: 26
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Downy Woodpecker / Pic mineur
Picoides pubescens

Size: 16-18 cm (~6.75 inches), the smallest woodpecker in North America

Habitat: Various woodlands, including deciduous and mixed woodlands and urban parks. A frequent feeder station visitor when these are available

About this image: All spring, we had a pair of Downies visiting our farm and it is likely they set up residence, but my daughter and I were unable to locate a nest. The image was obtained in an old apple tree on the wooded corridor between our land and the hay field next door.

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Oh he is a cutie..and your farm land sounds so inviting!! Thank you for sharing..LOVE this PICTURE! The bark on the tree..we don't see that here in Florida. Looks as if you caught this guys just in time!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-11-02 20:58]

Hi Denis,
Very nice image, good pose for this beautiful bird.Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

impeccable white balance and clarity Denis!Good day!
George Veltchev

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2011-11-03 1:58]

Bonjour Denis, beau contraste entre cette énorme branche et le Pic qui veut faire tout petit pour passe inaperçu. L'attitude de l'oiseau est excellent, bon timing. Bonne journée, Didier.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-03 6:29]

Hello Denis,
Excellent sharp detailed photo in very beautiful clear colours. Taken from a very good POV in a marvellous composition.

hello Denis
very nice and sharpness picture with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Denis,
very nice photo of this bird. Great colours. Perfect sharpness and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-03 11:11]

Hello Denis.
Perfectly sharp and perfectly exposed, the shallow DOF is wonderfull. Composition is well balanced.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Denis,

Very beautiful shot with sharp details and colors. Looks like it was ready to fly.

Thank you for sharing.


Hello Denis,
beautiful capture of this Woodpecker with good sharpness and beautiful colours. I also like the lovely pose and the fine clarity.
Best wishes,

Hi Denis,
Great picture of this Downy. The lighting, focus and eye contact are all excellent.
Well done.

Bonjour Denis,
La profondeur de champ me paraît insuffisante mais le sujet est tout de même relativement bien valorisé dans une posture intéressante et sous un bon angle de prise de vue.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-04 12:52]

Salut Denis,une position tres particuliere,et une photo vraiment super avec une parfaite gestione de la lumiere et magnifiques details et couleurs,la composition aussi est tres tres agreable.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

Ciao Denis, great capture of lovely bird on a beautiful blurry BG, excellent sharpness, fine details, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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