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Old Feb 28, 2011, 11:31 AM   #1
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Had some sun peeking out yesterday and aimed the new fz35 at the bird feeder. This is a red-bellied woodpecker. Wish I could get more detail in the feathers, any suggestions? He gave me one shot and then flew (second pic).

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Old Feb 28, 2011, 11:35 AM   #2
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jj, that's a really nice sharp image. Don't see how you can improve much.
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Old Feb 28, 2011, 11:45 AM   #3
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I agree! Don't know how you could "sharpen" the image; it's a great shot.
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Old Feb 28, 2011, 1:45 PM   #4
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Thanks for the comments. Sometimes I think on the longer end of the zoom, I canít pull out as much detail on feather/fur from the FZ35 as I can on my FZ15.

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More bird feed=more birds at your bird feeder.

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Old Feb 28, 2011, 2:51 PM   #6
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Sarah - Understand - Going to need a few more bags......

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Really nice shot given that you did not have much time to take it. Really clear and great colours. The feathers around the little chaps throat are really nice and sharp. Dont forget that quite a bit of him is not in the light, so this will affect the end result as well.
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Amazing shots, well done
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Old Feb 28, 2011, 4:50 PM   #9
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I think I know where jjdog2 is coming from, as good as the first picture is, they are not that "razor sharp" quality that LZT470 can produce.

I for one would like to know where that extra bit of sharpness comes from, please LZT470
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We have a few woodpeckers are our feeder as well. We have a suet block, and a nut feeder. They usually go for the nut feeder.

This is a Red-Bellied Woodpecker, and we have many visits from one(?). Also, we have Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers. But, these are the most interesting, the most colorful.

I've tried to get shots, but never got one this good. Their "stay" time is very short. And, they are rather skitterish, don't feel very welcome when they know somebody is close.

Good job. Getting the focus on the bird, which usually is a small part of the frame is often not easy. You did a nice job on this one.
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