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| p.1 #1 · Hispaniolan Woodpecker of the Dominican Republic |
I did have the opportunity to photograph the Hispaniolan Woodpecker (Melanerpes striatus) in the Dominican Republic. It is very similar to the Jamaican Woodpecker (Melanerpes radiolatus). The DR's Woodpecker has a bit of a black patch on the top of the head, which the Jamaican Woodpecker does not. It is very similar to our Northern Flicker, but its' flight pattern is quite different and really hard to capture a shot while it's flying.
It is a loud vocalizing woodpecker that loves coconuts.
Here are 6 photos for your enjoyment, your C & C is always welcome.
Photos 2,3,4,5 were taken using a Canon Mark IV with the 70-200mm f/2.8 version II in conjunction with the 2.0X Extender version III. I was quite happy with the results.
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV 500 mm f/4.0 1/1000 sec 800 ISO +1.0 EV
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV 400 mm f/5.6 1/640 sec 800 ISO +0.7 EV
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV 400 mm f/5.6 1/200 sec 640 ISO +0.7 EV
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV 400 mm f/5.6 1/3200 sec 640 ISO +0.7 EV
Edited on Feb 24, 2013 at 08:12 PM · View previous versions