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Each time I see this I have to giggle, hope it looks as funny to you as it looked to me at the time.
She actually picks the bottom of the branch and hopes the parasites come out on top. It is a common practice, but how she got up there surprised me anyhow!
PLEASE look at all three. No I was not very close, that is quite a radical crop, she was high up in the tree and I had to stand back to get a decent angle.
the tree is a manzana de agua, the woodpecker is called melanerpes pucherani.

Well I was blown away, many thanks to Colleen for the GEA and to Carol,Malcolm,Ronnie, Carole and Sylvia for the lovely awards for the hummingbird.
Yes I have got more, please don't worry, I'll keep posting birds from Costa Rica , the internet is certainly better than in rural France. We are already planning feeders and we will keep some big walnuts to make nest shells.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 Mar 2014 - 12:48 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/5000sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Black Cheeked Woodpecker @ work!
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:27 Apr 2014 - 5:28 PM
Tags:Bird, Black Cheeked Woodpecker, Melanerpes pucherani, Nicaragua, Wildlife / nature
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christinecilia
christinecilia Plus Member 3christinecilia vcard England
27 Apr 2014 - 5:30 PM

lovely capture you must of bin close. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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ddolfelin
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27 Apr 2014 - 5:37 PM

Quirky sort of bird and good pictures!

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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2014 - 6:02 PM

Good shots Annette V1my favourite
Rob

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digital_boi
27 Apr 2014 - 6:04 PM

a tad of noise fromt eh hard crop but well worth seeing keep it up

Graham

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2014 - 6:24 PM

Wonderful captures, Annette, she made me smile in V.1, hanging upside down like a monkey Smile Carol

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2014 - 6:54 PM

I like that rather original 'pose' upside down in V 1: fine set, Annette.
R.

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 560 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales37 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2014 - 6:56 PM

All striking images. Maybe a quick run through noise reduction on a duplicate layer and then reduce the opacity until the worst of the noise disappears.
Alun

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2014 - 6:59 PM

An excellent set but V1 is a bit special.Smile
Joan,

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2014 - 7:28 PM

Great avian reportage!

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 27 Apr 2014 - 7:28 PM

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 75305 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2014 - 8:24 PM

I do like v2. Made me laugh. Well caught. Grin
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ColleenA Plus Member 3305 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2014 - 8:30 PM

What a clever bird....well spotted and captured Annette

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Brian65
Brian65  6 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2014 - 8:34 PM

Very interesting images Annette SmileSmile well captured indeed.
Brian

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hasslebladuk Plus Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2014 - 8:51 PM

Great set of images
mike

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Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 2Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2014 - 9:37 PM

Like the idea of your food coming to you. Well captured Annette.
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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 533 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom87 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2014 - 10:53 PM

You've had to squeeze everything out of that lens to reach these goings on!
Good story telling.
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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2014 - 8:40 AM

Werll done Annette. Never seen one of these before. What a little beauty.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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brian17302
brian17302 Plus Member 3brian17302 vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2014 - 12:14 PM

Great set of images, although slighty grainy

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AlexAppleby
28 Apr 2014 - 12:42 PM

Lovely shot - says it was taken in Nicaragua, can you tell me where exactly? I used to live there and will be headed back in October for a week, followed by a week in Costa Rica, which I'm very much looking forward to.

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gajewski Plus Member 11gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2014 - 9:42 PM

Three very interesting shots -- and I'm glad you included your commentary.
-=\Walter

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SimonFletch
SimonFletch Plus Member 1SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2014 - 9:38 AM

V3 for me, Annette, it's the eye that does it.
These birds certainly move around a lot, so you did very well with these.

Simon

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