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Planalto Woodcreeper

Planalto Woodcreeper
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5098 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2007-08-12
Categorias: Birds
Câmara: Nikon D70, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital RAW
Exposição: f/5.6, 1/40 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Data de Submissão: 2008-01-04 7:42
Visto: 4096
Pontos: 42
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
This photo procured me a lot of work. The quality was not so good and what was the identity of this bird? In photoshop I’ve tried to make the best out of it.
And there are a lot of Woodcreepers and Scythebills in Brazil. After a long search I think I’ve found a new bird for TN: The Planalto Woodcreeper.

The Planalto Woodcreeper (Dendrocolaptes platyrostris) is a species of bird in the Dendrocolaptidae family. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes.
It’s 26 cm. Black, tipped chestnut bill. Head heavily streaked.
Voice: “simple, ascending, crescendo whistles, then descending and diminishing: ...chree...”

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2008-01-04 8:04]

Hello Peter,
This must be a new species on TN!
Though the shot is bit OOF and suffers from over-sharpeneing, if one looks at not too close to the screen, the whole image looks quite good. The composition and POV are excellent, and this Planalto Woodcreeper stands out well against the contrasting OOF BG.
Thanks for sharing this one,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-04 8:06]

Hi Peter,

Congratulations on finding a new bird!! That doesn't happen very often. If the quality was as bad as you say you did a great editing job. This woodpecker must be hard to spot - he is camouflaged well. You caught him a great pose and the colors and details are fine. Thanks for sharing this.


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1138 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-04 8:25]

Ha Peter,

Nog nooit eerder gezien en zeker op TN niet,dus de moeite van het photoshoppen is zeker niet voor niets geweest,aan de sluitertijd te zien was het licht niet meewerkend tijdens de opname,de details en kleuren heb je redelijk goed naar voren weten te brengen,bedakt voor de introduktie


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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2008-01-04 8:26]

What a strange looking treecreeper. I have never seen it before. Very interesting... check this link:
so you seem right!

Thanks for sharing this!

Hi Peter,
Very cool little bird, lovely plumage colors/patterns.
Good job to save it,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-04 9:44]

Congratulations on showing us a brand new bird on TN :D
Yes it is slightly over sharpened and OOF yet the basis of the image is fantastic!
Great composition and POV.
Well done Peter!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-04 10:59]

Hi peter. A first on TN well done . as you sa not your best shot. but next time . great to see it all the same. well done TFS.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-01-04 11:42]

Hi Peter

What an unusual bird and he looks like he blends in with the trees well. You mention that the quality isn't as good as your usual shots which would be due to the low shutter speed. I suspect the light was poor where you were shooting. I'm glad you posted it as I haven't seen one of these before. DOF, POV and composition are all excellent.



Hello Peter a fine subject and a difficult one to catch, well I tried and failed many times you got a fine pose and composition my best wishes rgds Necip.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-01-04 13:31]

Hello Peter,
Out of time, I'm just marking today
and Congratulations for this wonderful
capture.. Well done


Hello Peter
Cool bird but not in so good quality... but good enough to show how it looks :)

HI Peter,
An excellent shot on this Planalto Woodcreeper. Well composed and framed with a nice OOF backround. Nice sharp detail. Well done!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-04 19:12]

Hello Peter,
What a great species, this is well worth a posting even with its short comings. Thanks Peter.

Hi Peter,
What an unusual bird! We have similar specie here but I never could manage a good shot as they are always on the move. This is a beautiful composition and even if the shutter speed you used seems a little slow, we still can admire nice patterns on its plumage. Thanks,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-05 9:23]

Hi Peter.
I like your very impressive close-up picture. The trunk and bird are reproduced very well. The are supplemented by nice deep dark green and smooth BG excellently. Composition and cropping of the shot are perfect too. My compliments and best wishes.

Hi Peter,
Magnifique avec des détails superbes , un beau BG qui met le tout en valeur et quel camoufflage.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-05 15:57]

Hello Peter

The composition is very good,and you managed to eke out a very good documentation shot to post.
The lighting and colours are well handled.
The bird is well seen with good detail,but I agree with Ivan that perhaps it is over-sharpened.
Well done getting a "new one".
You always seem to be able to post unique and interesting avian shots.


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-01-06 4:25]

Bonjour Peter,

Bravo pour cette belle captute,cet oiseau est particulier et très joli.
Merci pour le partage.

Hello Peter
Very intersting spieces to shoot,
Great focusing,composition and POV,Welldone.

Good luck

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-06 7:27]

Hello Peter, quality is not the best as you said but the bird worths the post, nice pose, good details and good note, thanks !


Hi Peter,

A cute bird which i did nor see before and nicely captured by you in a fine composition.
TFS and chave a nice week MF!


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