Audubon's Birds

Challenge #6 in the Eye of the Beholder series. Hosted by wrosenthal.
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John James Audubon painted birds in vivid color to emphasize their behavior, physical characteristics, and field marks. Often typical habitat was included. Audubon’s renderings were not ‘realistic’ nature photographs. For this challenge you should emulate Audubon and submit photos of one or several birds in a group that emphasize and even exaggerate their color and markings. See additional rules and examples below. Judges should have Audubon's folios in mind while evaluating the entries.
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1000 ISLANDS, PILEATED WOODPECKER
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The Pileated Woodpecker is Canada's largest and most beautiful (IMO). This one has just extracted a small insect from under the bark of an old tree stump.
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Submitted: Monday, 26th April, 2010 18:27 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 5th May, 2009
Focal length: 300 mm
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 200
Notes: Taken on a heavily overcast day, this photo showed a white background as the file was brightened. Some sharpening and saturation added to help with the Audubon "look".
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