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A regular visitor to our garden this time he stopped by for a drink.

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70-300mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Greater Spotted Woodpecker
Username:Alec1 Alec1
Uploaded:12 Jul 2008 - 3:43 PM
Tags:Birds, Greater spotted woodpecker, Wildlife / nature
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Overread
Overread  63806 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2008 - 4:08 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

A very good photo - really like the sharp eye that you have focused on. The background is a shows the bright conditions that you were shooting in and you have exposed the shot well for this - the bird looks great.
I might suggest, as the light is not naturally falling on your subject, that if you get another try at this you could use the flash to fill in some light and get more details out of his black wings. If you only have a popup flahs and no proper flash (with diffuser) then use the popup - to remove the harsh and strong light from the shot use a bit of folded toilet paper (the soft white kind, not that cardboard in schools Wink) and hold that infront of the flash (some tape, elastic band - something to hold it in place) and then shoot. The toilet rol

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Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2008 - 4:24 PM

Well caught, a good shot. If you have Photoshop, the shadow/highlight filter might just lift the shadows a bit.
Pete.

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vandalp
vandalp  6
12 Jul 2008 - 7:48 PM

I love this shot Alec. Vanda

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gerrymac
gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2008 - 5:43 PM

Nice capture..I agree a bit juggle with contrast etc will help it
Gerry

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richard1963
17 Aug 2008 - 8:05 PM

Excellent capture,well done.

Richard.

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2008 - 7:33 PM

Excellent shot of the woodpecker,that's some good advice you've been given by overread,i think i'll right it down myself,thanks overread.take care,AnnSmile

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