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Red Bellied Woodpecker
Red Bellied Woodpecker

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wildlife VI (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX APO IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Pittsburg, TX
Date: Apr 13, 2014
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Apr 14, 2014

I was sitting on my mother's front porch in East Texas, hoping for a shot at a Bluebird. Then this guy showed up.

[Apr. 22nd, 2014 09:10:15 PM]

Minor Lightroom adjustments.

Used PS to crop, reduce size, save for web, add border and USM for sharpness.

Place: 20 out of 96
Avg (all users): 6.4923
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 6.1698
Avg (non-participants): 6.7143
Views since voting: 493
Views during voting: 237
Votes: 130
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/21/2014 11:57:28 AM
Super portrait with a good sense of environment and behaviour. Woodpeckers in Britain tend to be very shy and quite hard to photograph, impressed!
Just back to say that I spent a couple of days camping this week, and saw my first ever Green Woodpecker - very excited! Looking at your photo again, I do spot a rather obvious line along the chest where you have masked. I'm no good at masking at all, but after the challenge you may want to revisit the photo to fine tune a bit more, because it really is cracking. Not changing my initial score.
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04/19/2014 06:38:04 PM
beautiful dof and composition!!!
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04/18/2014 08:18:30 PM
Cool . 7
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04/16/2014 11:09:08 AM
Nice comp. That line in the background nicely draws the eye to the pecker's head (ahem).
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