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Red Bellied Woodpecker...Yes ANOTHER bird
Lens: DA 55-300 Camera: Pentax Kx Photo Location: Lynchburg VA ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/500s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: dadipentak, 05-09-2010, 12:01 PM

It looks a bit over-sharpened to me but it's a very good shot!
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05-09-2010, 12:03 PM   #2
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Nicely done VaugnA! bigthumbsup I find woodpeckers tricky because of there sudden, quick movements. That lens can be outstanding as you demonstrated here when there is adequate light.
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Red Bellied Woodpecker...Yes ANOTHER bird

Caught this guy in our back yard yesterday. I can't believe the sharpness you can get from the 55-300 and the Kx.

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Very nice.
Looks to me like I can almost feel how slky the feathers are. You got it just right IMO.
I like my K-x and 55-300 as well. When everything falls together right for me the setup is really great.
Did you use flash for this one? I'm guessing yes? Seems to give more detail...
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No flash. I did do a bit of PP with Nik Software Viveza 2 to bring out the details in the feathers. I just got lucky with really good light that afternoon.
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