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p.1 #1 · #500 Tree House


This female Red Bellied Woodpecker is right at home in a tree. She has just fed the little ones and is getting ready to go out and search for more tasty tidbits to bring back.

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May 07, 2012 at 02:18 AM
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p.1 #2 · #500 Tree House


Good "at home" photograph, Jim...you caught her at just the moment of pausing before zipping away - that takes practice - and skill.
Good shot.
Jerry



May 07, 2012 at 02:35 AM
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p.1 #3 · #500 Tree House


Really nice find for the WA Jim.


May 07, 2012 at 04:52 AM
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p.1 #4 · #500 Tree House


Great find Jim, very nicely done.


May 07, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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p.1 #5 · #500 Tree House


Nice capture. I think a bit more constrast would really set this off. Good catch.


May 07, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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p.1 #6 · #500 Tree House


Thanks for the replies Jerry, Oregon Gal and Travis. Rich, have any ideas about increasing the contrast? Unfortunately the day was very overcast, almost drizzly, and in the shade to top it all off. I'm not so sure there is a lot more to work with.

Jim



May 07, 2012 at 01:26 PM
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p.1 #7 · #500 Tree House


I think it looks good as is, plenty of contrast in the tree and the bird. I like the OOF background as is, it gives good separation.


May 07, 2012 at 02:03 PM
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p.1 #8 · #500 Tree House


Thanks for the detailed feedback Travis.


May 07, 2012 at 02:12 PM
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p.1 #9 · #500 Tree House


Perfect shot of the Woodpecker home. Norm, I agree with Travis in that this shot needs no other processing. It is a fine shot as is. Good find, and nicely captured.


Oops, sorry Jim! Too many Norm's around here.

Funny Travis VVV

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May 08, 2012 at 07:11 PM
 

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p.1 #10 · #500 Tree House


we should just call everyone Norm that happened in another WA thread this week...can't find it...


May 08, 2012 at 07:17 PM
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p.1 #11 · #500 Tree House


Thanks for the comments Mark. And I would be proud to be called Norm, damn good photographer.

Jim



May 08, 2012 at 08:18 PM
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p.1 #12 · #500 Tree House


A fantastic image. Good luck with this one


May 08, 2012 at 11:03 PM
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p.1 #13 · #500 Tree House


Thanks Mado!

Jim



May 09, 2012 at 12:31 AM
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p.1 #14 · #500 Tree House


Jim...now that fits the topic perfectly! Good one.


May 09, 2012 at 12:56 AM
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p.1 #15 · #500 Tree House


Thanks for taking the time to give feedback James. I appreciate it.

Jim



May 09, 2012 at 02:17 AM
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p.1 #16 · #500 Tree House


How do you guys find this stuff, amazing.


May 11, 2012 at 03:13 AM
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p.1 #17 · #500 Tree House


For me it starts early morning. Load up the kayak and gear. Drive 45 minutes. Unload everything and get on the river. Paddle upstream one to two hours. On this day I was looking for nesting Prothonotary Warblers. Spend time trying to follow foraging birds back to their nests. Couldn't find a nesting Protonotary, too early in the season? So I went to plan B. Started following woodpeckers. Found several nests but too far up in the treetops. Finally found this one. Set in my kayak/blind for a couple of hours or more trying to get the right shot in the right light. Paddle downstream to the car. Load everything up and drive home. Get to watch the sun set as I'm unloading the gear. Sunday is gone! Would I rather be home watching a movie? No, wishing I could do this every day.

Jim



May 11, 2012 at 11:58 AM





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