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Red-bellied Woodpecker (Male)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Male)
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-02-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-02-28 14:32
Viewed: 1357
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Red-bellied Woodpecker is such a pretty bird which visits our back yard frequently. Both sexes look similar, except the male has both a red crown and nape while the female has only a red nape. For some strange reason both male and female rarely show up at the same time, but it is still thrilling when one does.

Most people mistakenly call them Red-headed Woodpeckers, which is easily understood. The tiny patch of red on their lower abdomen is normally not visible in the field. I was surprised to see the red patch showed up quite well in this shot.

For more info on the Red-bellied Woodpecker click here

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Hello Ron,
This is just so beautiful. It is a masterpiece. Technically perfect, in my opinion. What a pleasure it must be to have them visit your back yard and even be able to observe the red patch after which it is named. Very well done indeed!

This bird certainly looks happy and cheerful, Ron.
Excellent capture and an adorable portrait.
I also like its perch; it goes extremely well with the subject.

Hi Ron,

a masterpiece of birdphotographie , TOP TOP !!!

Thanks for sharing Ron.


hallo Ron
SUPER!!i like this fresh coloured picture with so good sharpness
thanks gr lou

Hello Ron,
As usual a beautiful presentation. Very beautiful species this Red-billed Woodpecker.
I like its composition as well as the way you have managed a tiny dot of catching light on its eye,
very good work....
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice start of a new weak,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-03-01 10:39]

Hi Ron,
Another great image. Amazing colours and composition
with fantastic sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2015-03-01 11:29]
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Shalom Ron,

Outstanding! Great capture of a lovely specimen.

Hoe did you get the uniform background? It looks almost like a studio photograph!

All the best,


This is a great shot that shows why this is a called a red-bellied woodpecker, which often surprises those who focus on the red head only.

Hi Ron,

Two words, Excellent shot

Regards Bill

Bonjour Ron,
C'est avant tout une superbe lumière qui fait resplendir de splendides couleurs sous une excellente profondeur de champ.
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)
  • [2015-03-02 15:06]

Hi Ron,spectacular pose and magnificent quality,this is a new masterwork in your gallery of wonders,great close up and magic composition too,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Hello Ron,
Splendid photo with perfect focus. Excellent contrast and sharp details. I like the contrast of this interesting specie against the environment. It is a wonderful specie.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-03-06 9:33]

Hi Ron,
Excellent photo of this Red-bellied Woodpecker ..
Beautiful natural colours and a nice pose with eye contact.
Best wishes,

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2015-03-14 15:15]

Olá Ron excelente foto com uma imagem muito nítida espetacular meus parabéns.

How you take such beautiful images?

Hello Ron

Beautiful close-up photo of the Red-bellied Woodpecker,
fine POV obtaining its eye-contact, beautiful soft light,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Another lovely expression has been send by beautiful image well done

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