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_MG_0723 Downy Woodpecker?

_MG_0723 Downy Woodpecker?

It was at the suet feeder, but when I approached the sliding door, it took off. Taken at greatest zoom of 100-400 lens at ISO1600 it wasn't very high quality, so I decided to use the BuZZ Simplifier filter on it and then added a muslin texture. This lens is now being transferred to my XTi so I can benefit from the two extra megapixels when I have to crop so much. The area shown here represents less than 1/5 of the total frame. The bird was REALLY far away! Looking at the shutter speed I realize after the fact that I could have easily gotten away with ISO 800, perhaps less. Note: I left the spider web fiber in to show what good vision this lens has!

Canon EOS 350D
1/4000s f/5.6 at 400.0mm iso1600 full exif

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Sue Hawken18-Dec-2007 08:51
Really like the treatment of this shot.
Jane14-Dec-2007 20:29
pretty, love the texture too.
Judith Barnett14-Dec-2007 17:59
Buzz is wonderful software for salvaging images. I understand it is no longer available.
Spider web, incredible!
Raymond14-Dec-2007 17:24
I really like that... it looks like an oil painting...
It's stunning, very beautiful... and very creative.
Guest 14-Dec-2007 15:42
Great work. I love the colors too.
Peeka14-Dec-2007 15:23
Looks awesome
sue anne14-Dec-2007 15:17
Beautiful !