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Canon EOS 7D
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Dec 29, 2012, 10:04:27 AM
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Under by mydigitalmind Under by mydigitalmind
A woodpecker avoiding the snow that is piled up on top of the branch.

Downy Woodpecker
Vestal, New York
Canon 7D / EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

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cbrummer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
You have a fantastic collection on photographs. I also went to your FB page and viewed the ones there. Beautiful :)
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!
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jaynol Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I miss the sound of woopeckers since I move back to Australia
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The shot is excellent, but it looks a little raw to me (although obviously touched a bit). A slightly higher contrast would look well to emphasize on the difference between those black feathers and the snow around. I realize many natural photographers disdain digitally intensified contrast and saturation because they consider this takes away from the naturalism of the picture, but the truth is things can never be seen the same way as they truly are though a camera. Those things simply help reinforce the original impression. Anyway, this is my own opinion.
Otherwise, technically, the picture is perfect, and the composition is simply wonderful.
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the input! I do try to avoid higher contrast when black and white is involved as to not make pure black or pure white, especially on snow or the subject. It's a difficult thing to decide with bird photography =\
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, them and their intense colors :) The histograms are very handy in those situations, they help avoid black and white "holes". I totally agree they are most undesirable - in any picture in general.
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wolfenphotography Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The sharpness here is amazing :3 I adore your work
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much!
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natureguy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot Nice and Crisp!
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!
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