Red Bellied Woodpecker Diptych

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedMarch 7, 2018
TakenMarch 6, 2018
MakeNikon
ModelCOOLPIX P900
Exposure1/250 sec at f/5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length57.1 mm
ISO220
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This is the same Male Red Bellied Woodpecker that I photographed in two rapid shots, one after the other in less than a second apart and combined the two pictures together into a diptych ..He changed the position of his head in those two shots and he is stretching his body a little higher on the right hand side but it shows how quickly they can change their position in that short of time span. it helped that the lighting was the same in the two captures but still not an easy project as it required aligning and erasing around the edges to fit it together so there would not be a line between. I especially loved the expression on his face and it seemed like he was curious of what I was doing. It takes awhile to gain the trust of a wild bird such as this, but I think they know who feeds them by now and they are truly an inspiration!

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5 responses

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (7 Mar 2018):

    a cool scene!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (8 Mar 2018):

    Beautifully done, Andrea! I would never have guessed this was a diptych. A very striking image, too!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (8 Mar 2018):

    Wow! not only is this a great edit but the trust and timing is exceptional.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (8 Mar 2018):

    I agree with my daughter. Well done.

  • Gail Haberman

    Gail Haberman   gave props (8 Mar 2018):

    Excellent edit! Beautifully done, and you have earned their trust!

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