Red -bellied Woodpecker

Picture by josephc


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  • 06 Jan
  • Nikon D7000
  • Sigma 150-500
  • Shooting Style Tripod
  • Shoots Number Single RAW File
  • Exposures Number
  • Editing Software Others / Photomatix Pro
  • File Format RAW
  • Notes Niks Define and Output Sharpener.
Red-bellied Woodpecker Michigan Snow Freezing cold Pseudo HDR

15 Comments

06 Jan 03:02
josephc

Red-Bellied Woodpecker. It's freezing cold here in Michigan with a further drop in temperatures and more snow in the next couple of days. This photo was taken through the window, not of a hotel room,( which I am sure will be of enormous relief to one member of our community!!), but rather through my living room window this afternoon. Our bird feeder attracts numerous birds, and I feel this red bellied woodpecker is one of the most photogenic. My very first attempt at using Photomatix, I didn't really do much and it is pseudo HDR anyway. Besides I don't really know what I am doing and I only made some minor adjustments. Sharpening and noise reduction with Nik's software.

06 Jan 03:43
__banned__user_

I find the black thing on back of tree a distraction and would personally crop as note. You have mastered Photomatix already my man!!!!

06 Jan 03:56
josephc

Steve, Thanks. I think you are right although I hate cropping to non standard dimnesions and I also wanted to keep a few blurred snowflakes in the scene. However with your suggested crop there are still some flakes.

06 Jan 05:36
jphoto

IMHO I think this is a great shot. Love the colour against the soft winter landscape.

06 Jan 07:01
inkslinger

10...

06 Jan 07:07
Mozy

There is nothing wrong with this photo I like it and how it is cropped

06 Jan 12:40
flipd1

For me it's a 9 BUTi I give an extra point due to the piece of grain in it's beak. See my crop suggestion. Billyspad's is just nitpicky... mine is perfect. LOL I am just kidding people.

06 Jan 15:30
sanz3jo

Great shot

06 Jan 16:25
eduardo_kiehl

10

06 Jan 18:40
Randall.Lohr

excellent.

06 Jan 19:51
chema

very lovely picture

06 Jan 22:55
rcuello

Great opportunism in this capture, perhaps a horizontal flip.

06 Jan 23:21
konstantinos

lots of details to see.. a great moment

06 Jan 23:39
anonymous

10+

07 Jan 02:14
zhaojisheng

10!

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