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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 8th April, 2011)


An unusual shot of a female woodpecker feeding on bread crusts on the ground.

Photo: Rev David Long  (Konica Minolta Dynax 7D)
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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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