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PIC OF THE WEEK: 08/12/13 • PREVIOUS WEEKNEXT WEEKALL 2013 PICS

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Red-headed Woodpecker

(Melanerpes erythrocephalus)

Where: New Kent Co., VA • Bottoms Bridge

Notes: In my opinion there are few birds that have been named more appropriately than the Red-headed Woodpecker. Even if I had never seen one before or knew the proper name of this bird, I believe it would be the likeliest title. I have often heard this name misapplied to the Red-bellied Woodpecker (09-13-10.html) and understandably so, it is a pretty good match, especially with the Red-bellied male, but its red does not encircle the head and neck completely. Once eyes lay upon this striking red, black and white bird there is little debate that this species deserves the "red-headed" title. Many woodpecker species have at least some small amount of red on their heads, especially the in male birds. I like the unusual over the back pose of this woodpecler because it shows off more of its highly contrasting plumage. Normally I would consider this a difficult exposure condition, but the light, smooth texture of the tree trunk seemed to push the metering to a faster speed than perhaps a darker surrounding would render. Fortunately that helped to keep the Woodpecker's white wing-patches from over-exposing and the head from over-saturating as well.

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Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark III • Canon 400mm f-5.6 Prime USM L Series Lens • Canon 1.4 Teleconverter I • Gitzo 3531LS Tripod • Shot from Vehicle

Exposure: Shutter Speed = 1/500 second • Aperture = f-8 • Exposure Mode = Aperture Priority • Focus Mode: One Shot • Lens (Focal) Length = 560 mm (400mm w/1.4 Teleconverter) • ISO = 800 • Aprox. Camera Distance = ~35 Feet • Date Shot: 08-05-13

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