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Male Black Backed Woodpecker

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Here is an image of a foraging male black backed woodpecker. I miss these guys and can't wait for it to get cold enough to head back into the woods to commune with blacked backs again!

Minolta5d, Tokina400mm, fill flash, iso400, f10, cropped, levels, USM. Comments and critiques always welcome.

Regards,

Shawn Zierman.

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I never thought I would say this but I am actually starting to look forward to winter too! Great shot!

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Beautiful. It is tough to critique composition with woodpeckers--they do what they do and so it is what it is. But this is a very pleasing shot with a wonderful bg. You have a nice angle on him, rather than a direct side view. I'll have to keep that in mind. I'm okay with winter coming, as well--at least fall migration!

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Very very nice. Yhe only thing I would suggest is, if this is a crop I would have moved the bird a little off center.

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OK now that I have a nice camera and the birds in the winter are much more tolerant of people and I also bought some nice pruners! ( KIDDING! its a inside joke for those that get it )

Actually I am more interested in getting some photos of Buff-breasted Sandpipers, Golden & Black-bellied Plover and maybe a jaeger this fall.

Winter can wait as I love the fall as much as I love the spring!

Mike

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OK now that I have a nice camera and the birds in the winter are much more tolerant of people and I also bought some nice pruners! ( KIDDING! its a inside joke for those that get it )

Actually I am more interested in getting some photos of Buff-breasted Sandpipers, Golden & Black-bellied Plover and maybe a jaeger this fall.

Winter can wait as I love the fall as much as I love the spring!

Mike

That made me chuckle! grin

Sean, as you already know I really like this image as I posted as much in another forum.

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