Flicker Chicks (Ten Photographs)

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This is the second in my Flicker nest series.  As time went on the adult bird came back less often to the nest. As the feedings took only a few moments they were easy to miss and hard on the arms (holding a 300mm 2.8 lens). Sorting and editing took considerable time given the number of shots. High ISO, color-casts, noise reduction and sharpening all posed issues and I tried for a good balance to get the photos just right. To some degree you can copy settings from one photo to the next in Lightroom but every photo this close up is slightly different in lighting.  This was the first year I have had a chance to shoot chicks being fed.  The odds are any nest like this will be in poor light necessitating high ISOs, and light will be filtered through leaves, meaning a color-cast.

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27 responses

  1. Very, very nice!!!

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    August 17, 2015 at 2:16 am

  2. I’ll finish what I started…..what beautiful photos. I love the last one. Aren’t birds wings wonderful 😀

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    August 17, 2015 at 3:27 am

  3. These are wonderful, Victor!

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    August 17, 2015 at 7:47 am

  4. How precious! Beautiful images, all!

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    August 17, 2015 at 8:50 am

  5. Amazing, beautiful captures!

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    August 17, 2015 at 9:37 am

  6. Wonderful images!

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    August 17, 2015 at 11:04 am

  7. lovely pictures

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    August 17, 2015 at 11:22 am

  8. Beautiful shots-well worth the effort!

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    August 17, 2015 at 12:37 pm

  9. How wonderful! Woodpeckers are such characters 🙂 I love the one in flight too!

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    August 17, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    • Great. I was not sure about the one in flight.

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      August 17, 2015 at 7:12 pm

      • Oh it’s great to see the yellow under the wings that you only get a hint of in the other photos! Also I love the shaping of the tail feathers 🙂 I probably would have cropped the photo a bit more but it’s a real treat to see.

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        August 18, 2015 at 12:59 pm

  10. Superb shots

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    August 17, 2015 at 8:18 pm

  11. So fascinating! Thanks for these wonderful close-ups!

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    August 17, 2015 at 10:09 pm

  12. Amazing shots!!!

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    August 18, 2015 at 12:25 am

  13. Beautiful, what patience you must have!

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    August 19, 2015 at 12:20 pm

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