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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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Jul 18, 2012, 7:49:24 AM
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Woodpecker of the Year by clippercarrillo Woodpecker of the Year by clippercarrillo
I was going back over a billion files, playing with effects, and as usual, deleting the play, when I looked at this young male flicker shot, and I thought, well, that's about as good as I've gotten woodpeckerwise, so I'd better upload it for my DA bird-pals. After all, his beak is open, we can see his crest, and the yellow of his wings and under-tail can be seen. How likely is that? Note to Erin: this native red bud tree was planted ten feet from where I planned to hide with the lens, and the branches were trimmed (as you can see), so that a bird would one day stand just like this as he reaches for food (in this case it hangs four inches or so to the right of his beak). Its a tripod shot, of course, and he certainly wouldn't be there if I were moving around. Its a set up shot. So much for Wild Kingdom. But this was during the peak of last summer's killer drought in Kansas, and I don't think this chick would have made it, were it not for the food and water Nana and I supplied, so if he had to work as my model, its only fair!!! The colors have not been saturated, so they look soft, but that is because he's an immature bird.
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soushirousagi Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful shot! :)
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :aww: Your photo has been featured as one of #Bird-Photography's and/or #Birds-Club's top submissions for the month of February. You can visit the article which also contains other beautiful bird art here: [link]

There is no need to reply, we just want to show off the great artwork of our group!
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Chazzier Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Despite the high ISO this looks wonderful. It's good that you had the 600mm lens; I suppose for a real bird fancier a lens that long is irreplaceable.
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TurquoiseMoon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent. Thank you for the note, Rene.
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks, Erin. If they come back with a chick this year, I will have ways in store to improve the shot.
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JoeCorreia Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
AWESOME SHOT AND THE TIME YOU TOOK TO SHARE THE STORY OF THE SHOT IS TRULY VALUABLE! THANK YOU!
:) :) :) :heart:
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks, Joe.
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JoeCorreia Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)
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rfschenk Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool shot:)
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks, Richard!
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