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VP Feb 17, 2007 10:04 PM

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This Red-bellied Woodpeckerdrops in from time to time to check out the menu.

flippedgazelle Feb 17, 2007 10:58 PM

Lovely, sharp, saturated, yada yada yada... :cool:

I'd bet your avatar would like this little guy for a snack!

smac Feb 18, 2007 12:39 AM

Wow that's sharp. You did a go job with your background. The lighter area behind really highlights the woodpecker. Excellent Job.
OK. a couple of ? How close were you? What setup were you using? Did you use fill flash?

wk7leung Feb 18, 2007 12:52 AM

Artistic bokeh and background lighting from behind the woodpecker. The lighting makes the image three-dimensional in view and saturated in substance. The whole ensemble is like one made indoor with artificial lighting. On the whole, awesome and inspirational.

jbarrick Feb 18, 2007 6:10 AM

Outstanding capture VP :!:

I will save my money for a big boy camera like yours, or maybe an XTi.


Canon S2IS & Sony VCL-DH1758 Tele Lens

D.Ann Feb 18, 2007 7:34 AM

Wow VP, tell me how you do it...wonderful the directional lighting . donna

rondv Feb 18, 2007 7:48 AM

Nice setting for the RB and the contrast against the BG. I have some that visit my feeders and can hear them long before they arrive with their squawing call.


VP Feb 18, 2007 9:04 AM

I appreciate the feedback and nice commentson this one.

Flipped wasn't my Avatar but there was a Coopers Hawk sitting about 30 yds out in the trees for hours doing the same thing I was doing...watching the birds.

Steve..thanks. I was probably 20 feet from the RB and using Canon 30D and Canon 400L 5.6. No flash used on this shot. Handheld, although I could have used a tripod from where I was sitting.

wk7leung....thanks for the nice artistic critique. This time of day there was a shaft of light both on the RB and the area beyond it filtering through the trees. It showed up at the right time.

Thanks, have posted some pretty nice birdshots with your S2IS, better than I could ever do with a similiar camera. Going from a digicam to DSLR was a whole "nuther" world for me. More like 35mm that I used to use.

Donna,thanks for the nice comment.... I watched the way light played through the trees at different times (I have a LOT of trees) and placed feeders near places where they could land,and have the best lighting and background at times I might be around. Oh....I shot this one through an open window with screen removed. :-)

Ron, thanks for looking.....That is one of the things I like about the RB, they most often let you know when they arrive. I have a pair that come in here.

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