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Black Woodpecker

Black Woodpecker
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-03-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha SLT A65V, Sony SAL 70-400mm GII /4.0-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-03-16 11:14
Viewed: 1407
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Again a pair of black wood pecker are breeding in the same hole than last year.
The black wood pecker is the biggest woodpecker in europe and has about the size of a crow. Their cries are very typical and quite varied.

Taken with my new sony lens.

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Hello Mr.Pierre,
Beautiful species.Well captured.Nice colour and sharpness.Well framed.
Your New lens working nice.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and good night,

Bonsoir Pierre,
Une belle attitude du sujet dans une lumière bien maîtrisé permettant d'apprécier les reflets d'une couleur difficile à exploiter.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-03-16 13:06]

Hello Pierre,
Very nice photo of this woodpecker in beautiful natural light and colours. Excellent sharpness and vertical composition.

Ciao Pierre, lovely composition with beautiful woodpecker in action, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Nice image of this large Woodpecker outside its tree hole up there, Pierre.
The red 'cap' looks cute on its head.
Your new lens is quite good.

Hello Mr.Pierre,
照的清晰 很漂亮的啄木鳥
顏色鮮豔華麗 動作真是逗趣可愛
光線亮麗 整個畫面都很清楚 也很美麗
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hi Pierre,
A beautiful capture of this black wood pecker.
Good timing and framing.Nice composition and details.
Nice point of view.
Thank you for sharing.


Hello Pierre,

Hope you are well. This is an excellent shot of this lovely species of woodpecker which I think is not found in my part of Pakistan even as a vagrant.I have not checked the field guides to know whether its range extends to our region. The head of the bird is a shade off because of the constant movement of head, for these bird do not sit steady at one place and after spotting a visitor, cleverly turn around the trunk and try to stay out of sight.
The pressure on tail feathers for a prop, is beautifully visible in this shot. Thanks a lot for sharing, take care,

warm regards/Abid

hallo Pierre
great shot of this big woodpecker
good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-17 16:17]

Hi Pierre,a terrific capture in this difficult location,magnificent exposure,details and colors,the eye is a bit funny but beautiful too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-03-17 17:12]

Interesting capture from a bottom perspective, portraying the back of this woodpecker in the mouth of the nest in the tree.

A hug.

Hernán Bortondello

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-03-17 17:47]

Hello Pierre,
I would have to say your new Sony lens is definitely a keeper. You managed to capture this attractive woodpecker in wonderful clarity and crispness. Black plumages have a tendency to not display much detail, but this image looks great!!
It's always neat when birds use the same nesting sites from year to year, as it gives us something expectant to look for each spring. Well done!!

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