Bob Feldberg  

Pileated Woodpecker by Bob Feldberg

May 2023 - Pileated Woodpecker

About the Image(s)

This is a pileated woodpecker (like Woody!) taken in Ocala Florida
Sony A1 at 600 mm f6.3 and 1/2000. ISO was 8000. Perhaps I should have lowered the shutter speed for a perched bird but I was doing BIF and did not want to risk missing the shot. Topaz Denoise seem to work well. Cropped and adjusted the highlights and shadows.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
3 comments posted

Marina Neyman   Marina Neyman
Bob, I really like the way you captured the bird. For small birds I actually use 1/3000 or 1/4000 sutter speed (depending on the light). I think cropping the on the top and getting rid of all the white will make this image stronger. I would also increase contrast on the woodpecker.   Posted: 05/16/2023 06:59:49

Bill Shissler
Nice shot! Love the bird's pose!   Posted: 05/16/2023 11:14:04

Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
(Group 30)
I agree you could crop a little tighter on the top. It does feel like the woodpecker and tree trunk are still a little soft. I do like that we are seeing this bird in its environment.   Posted: 05/22/2023 14:16:50