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Downy Woodpecker

Posted by Rachels on Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:39 pm

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Canon 7D Mark II
EF 70-300 L IS lens
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ISO 1000
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by david fletcher on Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:16 am
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Super set up Rachel. Love the bg colours too. looks like more of the same berries.
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by Gaurav Mittal on Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:11 am
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I like the mood of this shot with the falling snowflakes. A bit of a head turn would make this an even
better shot.

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by LynnS on Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:50 pm
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Rachel, sweet bird and great-looking perch with the berries and the feathery snow clumps.  Love the mood with the falling snow and the interesting colors of BG that ties in with the berries - beautiful capture.
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by Karl Egressy on Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:38 pm
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Beautiful background and perch Rachel.

by mikullashbee on Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:01 pm
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The falling snow really helps this image and the complimentary background color is lovely. Personally when i am arranging perches for set up photography i try my hardest to not show the very obvious pruned branches. If one does show up it gets addressed afterward. I see three clipped branches in this shot and it could be because i do some set-up stuff that i am taking notice. They don't always land where you want them and perhaps your plan wasn't to show these ends. Still very pretty
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by Greg Oakley on Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:30 pm
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Very nice image with great colours and atmosphere - I agree with Michael that the pruned branches are a little distracting

by john on Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:52 am
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Beautiful snowy setting!

by Ron Day on Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:08 pm
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Very nice, Rachel - love the snow and red berries.

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