Putting A Different Slant On Things

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Heather Mellon

Excellent focus and detail on the woodpecker and I really like the pov on this one. It's a beautiful image just the way it is in my opinion :)

Harold Fleming

I appreciate your opinion, Heather. I can always look at the tree in full focus in my yard.

Yves Langlois

Great shot Harold. Agree with Jane, the sharp eye of the bird attracted my eye right away. Good that the background is white. Appreciate your reflexion about depth of field. For me the main tree is clear enough. For me both solution gives a nice picture. just different.

Harold Fleming

A personal feeling on my part about the depth of field, Yves, but your comment gives me pause for thought. Thank you!

Debra Plett

Superb focus Harold. The details you have managed to capture…awesome job.

Harold Fleming

Thank you, Debra! In this case he was low in the tree and I was close to it.

Jane LeBlanc

Nice capture, Harold. I like the focus on the eye, and the texture of the feathers and the tree. Well done!

Harold Fleming

Thanks! This is one time, Jane, that I think I should have changed my aperture for more depth of field so the tree was in clear focus. Although the Sapsucker is the main point of interest his colour would have ensured that he remained that and, as their were only two points to look at, the tree being clear would have created more interest for the eye.

This young Red-headed Sapsucker flies through my yard almost daily but has been a bit camera shy. This time he landed low on a maple tree and spent some tome wandering around the perimeter.
Taken By
Harold Fleming
Taken On
June 22, 2021
bird wildlife birds sapsucker animal woodpecker flicker_bird
  • Focal: 300
  • Lens Model: EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 0.0015625 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 5.6

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