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Sapsuckers!



Sapsuckers at nest.

Sapsuckers at nest.
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16 Comments | Report
morriskleyman
 
morriskleyman October 17, 2015
great shot!
photomom2
 
photomom2 October 27, 2015
this photo is amazing!!!!!!
artemiopascua
 
artemiopascua December 14, 2015
such a cool capture, nice contrast and composition
donanzinger PRO
 
donanzinger January 18, 2016
Stunning image - great work!
18ricco Platinum
 
18ricco February 03, 2016
great grab they both posed for the shot nice detail n color!! Great grab!!
JoanLoBo Platinum
 
JoanLoBo May 03, 2016
What a beautiful bird and great moment caught
beckyreding PRO
 
beckyreding April 16, 2017
AWESOME
rturnbow Ultimate
 
rturnbow April 26, 2017
Nice image, congrats on the challenge win!
stefanschug
 
stefanschug September 13, 2017
Thanks to everyone for the nice comments!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden September 20, 2017
Congratulations on your Challenge Win!
kkat PRO
 
kkat September 06, 2020
Gorgeous!
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry January 04, 2021
Congrats on your Birds win.
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden January 04, 2021
Again my congrats!
Aeri
 
Aeri January 07, 2021
Congratulations on your well deserved challenge win πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ kind regards Lokesh AeriπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™
TimoDahlgrenPhotography Platinum
 
Good timing and colors!
fionarea
 
fionarea May 18
Beautiful
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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken on my ranch land about 15 km east of Smithers BC, Canada.
Time
The picture was taken during the morning hours in spring.
Lighting
The morning sun helped to accentuate the colorful birds and the aspen tree in which the nesting cavity was located!
Equipment
For this particular photo I used a Sony @ 900 camera equipped with a Minolta Maxxum AF 100-400/5.6 lens. To stabilize the shot a Manfrotto tripod was used.
Inspiration
As a biogeographer I am naturally interested to photographically document nature in all its varieties. The opportunity to photograph nesting birds in their natural habitat and at close quarters does not arise every day, especially not within 100 m from your doorstep! The location of the nesting cavity asked only for planning regarding light and therefore time of day.
Editing
I post-process most of my images in Adobe Photoshop regarding color correction, saturation and sometimes other effects. This particular picture was corrected in the RAW format, then changed into a high resolution Jpeg format and then further enhanced with OnOne Focus software plugins and Resize 7. A frame was also added enlarging the canvas size in Photoshop.
In my camera bag
Sony @ 900, Minolta AF 100-400/5.6, 28-85/3.5, 35-105/3.5, Metz 45 CT 4, Quantum Turbo Battery, Sekonic L-508, Manfrotto Tripod, CF and Sony MS cards. I also take a camouflage blind with me whenever the situation demands.
Feedback
Take lots of time to familiarize yourself with the location and given situation. Try to take a calm approach and do not disturb animals with your presence. Animals, depending on the species can easily get stressed out when you approach them or their reproduction sites. Set up, best with a blind, during times of least activity. Keep in mind that under most jurisdictions it is an offense to harass or bother wildlife. Wildlife that feels safe and is not annoyed by your activity provides for better photo opportunities.

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