After moving home to West Virginia, I stayed with my sister until I found an apartment. We put up a birdfeeder and mornings I would grab a cup of coffee and my camera and watch to see if any different kinds of birds showed up. Most of the time it was just the usual suspects. But on occasion, there'd be these (Red Bellied woodpecker)or maybe a Bluejay or a Carolina wren. I thought these were so cool, though.
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Indrasish (2873) 2013-08-03 20:05
Great shot here.. Like the composition with this cute woodpecker and the blurred green background.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. This bird in very common in India.. Very well done..
Happy friendship day and wish you all the best..
jadesgran (5357) 2013-08-03 22:10
What a beautifully coloured bird.
The clarity is so good I can see every feather.It looks a bit similar to our woodpeckers, and we get them on our feeders quite regularly, but they are shy and soon disappear.
psamaddar (1089) 2013-08-03 22:53
Hi Shelly..Beautiful capture of the bird. great color and composition. Very sharp with the BG blurred..good use of shallow DOF.
emka (79992) 2013-08-03 22:58
Hi Shelly, I would be very happy to have such a guest too. Beautiful bird and fantastic photo. The feathers are so wonderfully shown. Excellent work.
macjake (57074) 2013-08-03 23:00
what a fine looking animal/nature shot.
I really like how the birds head is turned to the side, so we get a great angle.
the red color contrasts beautifully with the green bg.
siudzi (33973) 2013-08-03 23:15
Totally beautiful presentation taken with superb DOF, sharpness and excellent management of colors. We can see all the fantastic details and colors here without any problems. Well seen and done with great sense of the moment! TFS.
drt100 (2053) 2013-08-04 0:15
A beautiful nature picture. Great and wonderful clarity. I have a great artistic passion for birds. You have done very well in capturing this one to share with us. Thanks
papagolf21 (86758) 2013-08-04 1:18
Bonjour, mon amie Shelly,
Excellent, magnifique, merveilleux, superbe...
Félicitations pour cette réalisation très réussie.
Les détails sont parfaitement rendus.
De plus, l'oiseau est magnifiquement mis en image.
Royaldevon (30267) 2013-08-04 1:57
Well, this is a good reason for having a camera. What a colourful bird and what a great shot!
First, I like your composition with the bird and its perch on opposing diagonals; then, there are the details of the bird which are spot on. The bird's plumage has all the soft, feathery textures, whilst the beak and feet have contrasting surfaces, and the eye has a great catchlight.
Thanks for sharing this,
daddo (24416) 2013-08-04 4:21
Hi Shelly. No wonder it's one of your favourite visitors. With such glorious colours and bright character, why wouldn't he be admired? Lovely shot with excellent details and true colours. Regards. Klaudio.
ahmet54 (3073) 2013-08-04 4:34
what a nice bird. You've captured it very well. Good use of DOF. Thanks for sharing.
subhendu_bagchi (25818) 2013-08-04 6:46
nice creature of God. Beautiful colours and nice sharp shape. You composed it superbly with the green & blurred background... Good sharpness and excellent clarity. I enjoyed it a lot. Tfs.
darkocv (880) 2013-08-04 8:05
nice and clean photo full of deatails of this magnificent bird,
Didi (57256) 2013-08-04 8:47
Hi dearest Shelly
Wow ! That's great lucky woman, very good catch
My visitors in my place are crows and pidgeons :)
rychem (24048) 2013-08-04 10:33
Wow, this portrait is fantastic, vivid colors and pin sharp details, perfectly blurred BG
chrisvek (7001) 2013-08-04 10:54
Very wonderful 'visitor'.Splendid colors and contrasts.Nice amount of saturation.Very good lightning usage and focus.Nice pOV and atmosphere.
Have a nice week
Silvio1953 (123643) 2013-08-04 13:22
Ciao Shally, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Gigidusud (16299) 2013-08-04 13:25
Your visitor is beautiful.Nice portrait with great neatness and splendid colors. Well done!
photoray (12519) 2013-08-04 16:29
Excellent Audubon upclose view of the Red Bellied, in natural coloring and fine resolution.
Ironically I also sit in my backyard most mornings in the Sierra Nevada foothills of northern Calif eating cereal and drinking coffee, and watching the bird parade.
Have an excellent summer,
PS: I also miss Fulvio's candid humor and fine photographic views.
elenimavrandoni (14259) 2013-08-04 18:34
Hi Shelly, what an amazing colorful visitor!!what an extraordinary macro! great job, fantastic contrast! learning something every day and now I know this little guy!
thanks for visiting me, it is great to meet you and to see your smiley face and to read your introduction which agrees totally with me!!!
have a smiley day no matter where you are!
all the best
Periko (2731) 2013-08-04 18:50
This woodpecker seems to be posing for your camera. Incredible sharpness and great light.
annjackman (19937) 2013-08-04 23:28
Woodpeckers are wonderful garden visitors. YOu did so well photographing this one with a well out of focus BG and lovely sharpness on the feathers. The subtle colours and the flaming red hed are beautiful.
Very well taken.
Kind Regards, Ann
mkamionka (30694) 2013-08-05 5:44
this is so beautiful! I am recently into bird watching. I bought several feeders and watch now so many birds in my garden. Woodpecker was there too but it is gone now.
I admire the high quality of your photo here I know how hard it is to take a decent shot plus they are small and shy -the worst combination. For me the landscapes are too dynamic to photograph :)
adramad (38573) 2013-08-05 9:30
Superb composition both for its beauty as for its quality, this little bird is gorgeous with its colorful plumage so varied, you've captured in a nice POV, with these sticks in diagonal, the background with the green hue is beautiful and relaxing.
Very nice range of colors.
Magnificent good sharpness, brightness is certainly adequate.
Well done. I like.
Have a nice day.
pierrefonds (57545) 2013-08-05 15:30
The bird is well positionned in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the Red Bellied Woodpecker. It is clear and sharp. The light has a good effect on the colours. Have a nice day.
mehranjahangiri (347) 2013-08-05 21:13
composition is very good.
colours are bright and strong.
parts of the branches are interesting.
EstudioChispa (2006) 2013-08-12 11:33
These are fantastically beautiful and entertaining little fellas!
See my shot of the same species, wherein the male red-breasted flirts with a mockingbird?
fabbs99 (16489) 2013-08-12 14:08
This is certainly a classic close up shot of the this lovely bird.Great sharpness and clarity in the shot.Very well done.TFS.Keeps sharing.
sabermonajati (9583) 2013-08-13 22:17
amazing portrait you captured.
Alco (6974) 2013-08-18 18:19
Wonderful shot of that bird.Perfect focus on the bird with a nice blurred background.Superb colors.Very well done.
Have a nice day.
bona (12903) 2013-08-19 13:16
what a wonderful photo of this bird. Love it colors and the blured blackground.
thanks for sahre.
eldancer1 (28529) 2013-08-20 9:37
Wow! Awesome capture of this beautiful bird! For once I'd like the birds to come me instead of me going all over the place to find them. I like the pov and it has good details. Love the colors. Well done, tfs.
- Copyright: Shelly O'Brien (AROBN54) (11473)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikon 80-200 f2.8D ED
- Exposure: f/4, 1/1250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-03 19:45