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Acorn Woodpecker

Acorn Woodpecker
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Copyright: Everton De Melo (demeve) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-04 12:33
Viewed: 2948
Points: 8
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Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)

This is my first ever Acorn Woodpecker, they are very abundant at Madera Canyon


Woody Woodpecker was based on an acorn woodpecker.

The breeding habitat is forested areas with oaks in the hills of coastal California and the southwestern United States south to Colombia. This species may occur at low elevations in the north of its range, but rarely below 1000m in Central America, and it breeds up to the timberline. The breeding pair excavate a nest in a large cavity in a dead tree or a dead part of a tree. A group of adults may participate in nesting activities: Field studies have shown that breeding groups range from monogamous pairs to breeding collectives of seven males and three females, plus up to 10 nonbreeding helpers. Young have been found with multiple paternity.

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Hi Everton,

Congratulations, a very good capture, great colors and perfect lighting! I see some detail the approach towards the top of
the bird. But the woodpeckers are quite difficult to photograph this because they are very anxious and quite lively. Anyway, nothing to diminish the concept of the photo.
I hope you continue to enjoy and catch like this, allows us to appreciate through TN.



hello Everton

congratulations to your first Acorn Woodpecker,
fine POV and appropriate vertical framing,
beautiful luminosity, fine focus with
excellent sharpness and details, TFS


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-06-05 5:34]

Hi Everton.
Nicely composed shot of a cute scene. Beautiful bird on old wood looks amazingly. I like fine blue sky over the bird head, excellent details of the main subject and nice composition of the image. TFS and best wishes.

A superb shot of this woodpecker, Everton!
Very well seen and captured!

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