Woodpecker and Tree (Fall+colors birds ). Photo by LarryD
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Woodpecker and Tree

Uploaded by: LarryD

Friday October 11, 2013

Honey Creek, IA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: I had to move around a bit to get this angle as the only color in the area was that one part of one tree across the pond. But I think the shot was worth it. What do you think? I am thinking I should crop it differently but can't quite find the perfect shape.

Image Description: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Manufacturer: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.

Model: E-M5

x-Resolution: 240.00

y-Resolution: 240.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)

Exposure Time: 1/200 sec.

FNumber: f/6.7

Exposure Program: Normal program

ISO Speed Ratings: 3200

Exif Version: Unknown Exif Version

Shutter speed: 7.64 EV (APEX: 14, 1/199 sec.)

Aperture: 5.49 EV (f/6.7)

Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV

MaxApertureValue: 4.53 EV (f/4.8)

Metering Mode: Pattern

Light Source: 10

Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode.

Focal Length: 300.0 mm

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 2661.02

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 2661.02

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Centimeter

File Source: DSC

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Manual exposure

White Balance: Manual white balance

Digital Zoom Ratio: 1.00

Focal Length In 35mm Film: 601

Scene Capture Type: Standard

Gain Control: High gain up

Contrast: Normal

Saturation: High saturation

Sharpness: Normal

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6. Nikongranny
1:30 AM GMT on October 12, 2013
Nicely done. It would look good no mater what you did to the crop. The color was well placed. 10 from SW Iowa
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5. nanapoo
10:59 PM GMT on October 11, 2013
I crop some of mine. I would not crop this one as I like the elongated effect this has! Beautiful capture with the fall colors in the background!
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4. YouKnowWho
6:51 PM GMT on October 11, 2013
Well, what makes this image so stunning, besides the beautiful WP, is that colorful background...and the zoom lens made it even prettier...love this!
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3. katy99780
6:47 PM GMT on October 11, 2013
Ooo this is beautiful Larry! Gorgeous background colors, well suited to the bird.

Well done!
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2. LarryD
6:38 PM GMT on October 11, 2013
I often shoot with a fixed lens and so do crop. This was with a zoom, though it was racked out all the way. I thought about cropping tighter to the bird, but I would lose a lot of the color which I also liked, so I left it as is.
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1. YouKnowWho
6:34 PM GMT on October 11, 2013
Beautiful capture of this Red-bellied WP!
I love seeing the fall colors in the background!
I think this crop is just fine, in fact, I don't crop my pix at all, I like to include what I want right in the viewfinder.
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I really enjoy this site. The wonderful photos I see here never cease to amaze, and inspire me. I look forward to reading the comments on my photos. I am inordinately pleased when I am awarded an Approvers Choice. I use Nikon equipment and am especially fond of macro photography. I continue to be astounded by the beauty in the miniature world visible though my lens. Additionally, I rarely have to venture very far to find interesting subjects.The Henry Doorly zoo is my favorite location. If you get to Omaha Nebraska. I highly recommend you spend some time at the zoo with your camera. Larry

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