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Norther Flicker

Norther Flicker
Photo Information
Copyright: Liezel Dsouza (ldsouza) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 101 W: 25 N: 218] (1369)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon EF 300 f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-23 15:43
Viewed: 5079
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Northern Flickers are the "anteaters" of the bird world. They feed on the ground, frequenting lawns and leaf litter. Northern Flickers do not have the super-hammering apparatus of most woodpeckers. This means they can't drill into hard wood and need rotten or soft trees for nest-holes; and they feed primarily on the ground (or downed, rotten logs).
At 12 inches in length, this medium-sized woodpecker has a long, narrow black bill with a slightly curved culmen. Northern Flickers do, however, vary geographically. All races of Northern Flickers are brown with black barring on their upperparts and wings. They have a prominent white rump and a dark blackish-brown tail. The center of their chest sports a black crescent, and they have a whitish breast and belly with black markings.
The black mark under the beak indicates that it is an adult male.

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Hi Liezel,
Great shot and nice PP works. Very sharp and neat image. Nice simple frame.

Ben Lakitan

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-09-24 6:07]

Bonjour Liezel!

Félicitations pour cette belle capture,l'oiseau est très jolie. Par contre un légère surexposition à mon avis.

Merci pour cette belle photo.


Hi Liezel,
This is a beautiful bird and you caught it with great details. I just think though, that it is a bit overexposed and there is noise there. By adjusting saturation or highlight and shadow in PS and using Neat Image, I guess you can fix it. These guys are not easy to approach and you did great; it is very close... Interesting notes... TFS,
Claudine - PS I look at your gallery and you have great pictures, wow!

j' aime beaucoup cet oiseau car les détails sont excellents, bien vu, bon travail
merci du partage

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