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Joseph Przybyla
04-21-2016, 11:02 AM
I captured this images of a male Pileated Woodpecker leaving the nest where there are two chicks. The light is a bit bright, but that is Florida. Sun rises and poof it is bright. Comments and critique welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

Nikon D7000
Nikon 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 VRII AF-S ED shot at 400mm (600mm FFE)
1/2000 F/8 Matrix Metering +1/3 EV AWB, camera supported by a monopod
Post processed in Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC
Cropped for composition and presentation

Gabriela Plesea
04-21-2016, 04:11 PM
Joseph, this is AWESOME! Tack sharp and the colours are superb!

Would you believe I thought of asking you whether you had a sequence of images from this sighting, only minutes ago? I was viewing your post in the Avian Forum and thought it would be great to see more!

I am so pleased and so excited to see this, thank you so much for sharing. My favourite is frame no 2, there's something so cute and so special about the way the Woodpecker makes its exit from the nest:)

I so appreciate this, many many thanks. Hope the other members visiting this Forum will enjoy it too:w3

Warmest regards,

Allen Sparks
05-08-2016, 06:29 PM
Great series Joseph! This is a species I'd love to get better images of and you nailed some nice ones here. Love the flight shots - not easy to capture. TFS.

Andre Pretorius
05-22-2016, 06:57 AM
Hi Joe

Stunning series with focus on the Woodpecker all the time!
Exposed well with no blown whites.
Congrats Sir!

Diane Miller
05-24-2016, 03:43 PM
Wonderful that you kept him in focus to capture the action! Great shots in any light!

Stuart Philpott
05-31-2016, 11:02 AM
Joe,this is such a lovely set of pictures well done on getting woody so sharp. Love that exit shot looks like a champange cork about to pop.
cheers for sharing Joe
take care


Joseph Przybyla
06-17-2016, 05:15 PM
Thanks everyone for viewing and commenting, very much appreciated.