Fiery Downy

© Brian D. Shema

Fiery Downy

Uploaded: June 11, 2006


Female Downy Woodpecker, Canon EF 300mm f/4 IS lens @ 300mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec.

Exif: FNumber: 5.6, ExposureBiasValue: 0/2, ExposureTime: 0.005, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 200, WhiteBalance: auto white balance


Tamara K. Walker level-classic June 11, 2006

Awesome capture, nice color, lovet he back ground. #462789

Kim S. Hite June 11, 2006

Great capture. The background colors really made this shot stand out. #2881809

Graeme yew Chow June 11, 2006

Oustanding bird image, Brain. #2882792

Janine Russell level-deluxe June 12, 2006

Brian, excellent detail and lighting. #2883529

Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay) June 12, 2006

Excellent sharpness, color and clarity.Nice composition.You got some nice images in your gallery also. #2887705

Brian D. Shema June 12, 2006

Thank you all for your kind comments! #2887770

Sharon King June 12, 2006

This is fantastic Brian! I love the color of the background, the composition and the DOF. #2887957

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict June 12, 2006

Stunning capture, Brian, excellent gallery!
-Debby #2888032

Sue L. Cullumber June 13, 2006

Brian, Gorgeous - love the background color! #2890420

Amy JACKSON level-classic June 15, 2006

Excellent capture, Brian!! Great clarity and love the bg color too! #2900023

Linda Boehme level-classic June 16, 2006

Beautiful capture, Brian! #2906082

Brian D. Shema June 17, 2006

Thanks everyone! I appreciate your comments. #2907543

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic June 17, 2006

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, Brian. Love the capture, composition, vivid colors and detail. Very nicely done!

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Sue Craft June 17, 2006

Very nice bird photo... love the sharpness, color contrast, and especially the catchlight in the little birdy's eyes. Great photo! #2909687

Melissa G. Meiselman June 18, 2006

Wonderful capture of this bird...the background is superb to set off the bird. Beautifully composed with great clarity, Brian!!! #2910922

Su Sana E. P level-classic June 18, 2006

Great capture with fantastic details and dof, Brian!! I love this a lot. #2911079

Robyn Mackenzie June 18, 2006

This is superb, Brian! Gorgeous bird - so sharp, with a lovely background. #2912925

Gilbert W. Covington June 18, 2006

Great capture, Brian. #2912942

Daniel Diaz June 18, 2006

Gorgeous shot and gallery Brian!!! #2913265

Stan Lubach June 20, 2006

I really like this composition, Brian. That red makes a great background. Great DOF. #2922219

Brian D. Shema June 20, 2006

Thank you all, very much, for your support. #2922251

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic June 24, 2006

WOW!! What a fabulous shot. Great composition and details. #2945658

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe June 24, 2006

This is outstanding, you really have a way with photographing birds!! Impressive gallery!! #2946300

Brian D. Shema June 30, 2006

Thank you all for your support of this image!

~ Brian #2969383

Ross Throndson July 01, 2006

Fantastic Shot, Brian!! Love the background!! :^) #2974290

Brian D. Shema July 31, 2006

Decided to re-enter this photo from last month. Thanks to all for your great comments! #3107708

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