Red-headed woodpecker

Posted by RLK on Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:49 am

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It was very difficult to get flight shots of this bird giving the narrow field of view with the 600mm + 1.4x. Impossible to catch focus as he was flying in and hard to anticipate when he would take flight. This is the best I could get and it is not as tack sharp as I would like.

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Canon 7D2, 600mm f4L IS II, 1.4x III, ISO 640, f/5.6, 1/2000sec , manual exposure
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by Mako_Elite on Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:44 am
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Nice incoming shot Bob! I love the angel like wing position. Nice timing.


by Cynthia Crawford on Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:56 pm
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Interesting flight shot, despite your frustrations. I like seeing the seed in his beak and the folded wings show the intended take-off. Nice!
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by Ron Day on Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:46 pm
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Red-heads in flight don’t come easy, so you are to be commended on this one, Bob. It’s a great photograph.

by Karl Egressy on Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:47 pm
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Wow, cool shot, Bob.

by david fletcher on Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:30 am
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pretty cool shot Bob. Good work and effort paid off handsomely
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by LynnS on Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:29 pm
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Bob, if that isn't the coolest shot, it's like suspended animation of a caped crusader!  Fantastic air pose and the head turned sideways showing off the bit of food in beak is icing on the cake.  High marks for uniqueness.

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