Woodpecker by Rev David Long (Konica Minolta Dynax 7D)
An unusual shot of a female woodpecker feeding on bread crusts on the ground.
Comment by Trixie on 8th April 2011 at 09:24
What a great photo.lovely.
Comment by Roy H on 8th April 2011 at 09:37
Great shot. It's unusual to catch these birds. You have to be quick.
Slightly out of focus. To get a good shot, you should focus on the eye, but you have to be quick to catch it.
You appear to have focussed on the wing to get a quick shot. Well done.
Comment by mick on 8th April 2011 at 13:32
I used to always dream of seeing a Woodpecker when I was young and used to admire them from the label of Bulmars Woodpecker cider.
And even today Ive only seen a couple but I heard more of them pecking.
Comment by Rev David Long on 8th April 2011 at 13:52
As luck would have it, out of the dozen or so shots I took in this one its head wasn't bouncing as it pecked at the bread!
Comment by Gareth on 8th April 2011 at 16:24
Seen them at the top of trees, to far away to take a photo but never on the ground like this.
Comment by David on 8th April 2011 at 17:10
But focusing on the eye would only give you an overall sharp image if you have sufficient depth of field in front as well as behind.
Comment by Maureen Andrews nee McGovern on 8th April 2011 at 19:22
That is a real nice photo...lovely colours.
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