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Red-crowned Woodpecker

Red-crowned Woodpecker
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-01-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSC RX10 IV, Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* 28-200 mm, 55 mm Hoya UV Filter
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-03-01 6:23
Viewed: 746
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My first Woodpecker shot:
I will criticize this picture myself, before you guys from TN tear me apart :-)
First, the positive. The bird is doing something, that is good, it's not early in the day but at least the light is from the back, also good. Focusing on the eye, ok, DOF with f/4 ok, background darkened in PS, ok. But: the angle from below is bad despite the use of 600 mm focal length (taking shots from far away diminishes the angle). The histogram would have shown me what’s wrong with whiteness, I had to correct it afterwards in PS. You tell me what else is wrong.

Red-Crowned Woodpecker (Melanerpes rubricapillus, Carpintero Habado, Rotkappenspecht. Picidae). The picture has been taken on the road in an open space with some second-growth trees near the entrance of the Parque nacional Piedras Blancas. According to IUCN Red List the species occurs in Colombia; Costa Rica; Guyana; Panama; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic. Similar species replace it elsewhere in the Americas.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2018-03-01 8:21]
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Lieber Dieter,
Das Bild ist doch sehr gut gelungen. Da gibt es nicht viel zu beanstanden.
Ein schöner Vogel.Wünsche ein schönes Wochenende..

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2018-03-02 21:45]

Hi Dietrich
The picture is not bad at all.
This species is quite common in my country too.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-03-03 12:04]

Hi Dietrich,it's always a great satisfaction the first pic of a woodpecker,i'm waiting me too to do the same...ehehe....perfect location in the best light for the best quality,well done. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

You are being modest in self-criticism mode, Dietrich. This is a brilliant capture of a Woodpecker in Costa Rica from a difficult perspective. All PP work you did to make it so beautiful is well executed. That catch-light in the eye does it for me.

👋 Hello Dietrich,
Beautiful shot ☺ of this woodpecker and 🎊 Congratulation for your first shot.
Details look great as well as exposure.
I would like to frame it in vertical composition, not leaving much space in the right 👉 side
Thanks for sharing your work with us 😊

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