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Male Downey Woodpecker
30-Jan-2014 Roy Berger

Male Downey Woodpecker

Nikon D800, AAF-S Nikkor 105mm F/2.8 Micro VR, hand-held
Exposure = 1/125 sec; f/8; ISO 100@105mm, manual spot metering
Exposure values set via 12% grey card, WB pre-set via white reference card
Distance to subject = 1.5 meters


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Bea.02-Feb-2014 07:32
Oops, sorry Roy I was looking at one of Roger's posts!!
Bea.02-Feb-2014 07:20
Excellent catch Roger, wonderful detail on hte bird and the bark.
Guest 02-Feb-2014 05:25
I have to agree with Walt, did you nail this poor guy to the tree, ;-). Of course not but I'm amazed at how close you got! I was trying to do the same sort of image by using a radio trigger and flash. It would have worked too, given more time to practice LOL.
Alan Kearney
fotabug02-Feb-2014 05:05
They have such beautiful coloring
Laura Milholland02-Feb-2014 04:52
Aren't they sweet! Wonderful detail and nicely done with the macro.
Roger Bailey01-Feb-2014 23:32
A great shot, looks like our lesser spotted woodpecker.
Walt 01-Feb-2014 23:13
Almost looks like he was nailed onto the tree! Close range, very sharp!
Paul Milholland01-Feb-2014 23:07
Amazing, to me at least, that he let you get that close. The little patch of red at the back makes him look like a mostly bald guy trying to remind the world that his hair used to be red. ;-)
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