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Canon EOS 5D
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1/256 second
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400 mm
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Dec 9, 2010, 3:03:58 PM
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Winter Red-bellied Woodpecker by mydigitalmind Winter Red-bellied Woodpecker by mydigitalmind
Note: I decided to move this to scraps. There is something about it that bothers me - could be quality since I had to crop so much. I know I can get a better shot and am very determined to do so!

One of the newest regulars to my backyard who still has not figured out the suet feeder - I think the branches are too small for them since they like trunks. This is the female (she has a gray crown); the first one to come visit was male, so I do have a pair! I have not seen them together yet, but i do see them in my woods often now.

Shot though my sliding doors. This is a crop - the feeder is just above the upper boundary, which is why I have little surroundings.

Red-bellied Woodpecker (female)
Vestal, New York
Canon 5D / EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

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DracoFlameus Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I personally don't see anything wrong with it. I like it! :)
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Awww thank you!!
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DracoFlameus Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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animatorkennedy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
Another nice shot. Although the pine needles just over the back are a little annoying to me. But that's just a tiny nit-pick with me. It looks like she was about to take off, since she seems to be leaning forward a bit.

Do you use a tripod for your shots? Or is your camera handheld? I've just gotten into serious photography this past year and I'm still learning. I definitely like nature photography the best though, and since I got my 70 - 300mm it has been far more fun.
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Please, be nit picky! Thank you for the feedback. I think she did take off not long after this shot.

I usually hand-hold my camera. I feel like there is never time to set up a tripod! Sometimes, I'll rest it either on my deck rails or, if I'm inside, on my desk which overlooks my sliding doors.
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant! Red-bellied woodpeckers are awesome! :)
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure. :)
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
I love these :heart: but I always wonder why they're called red-bellied when they don't have any red on their bellies :giggle:
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