Female pileated woodpecker

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Very nice image of the woodpecker, but, the contrast of the bright green and dark brown bisecting the woodpecker bothers me. I would prefer all green or all brown.
Yeah, I was torn on it even though I like the moss, I wish it would’ve been more prominent in the background


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Agreed - the green/brown line going right through her head is distracting. You caught the light just right on the bird itself though. In an ideal world I would have also liked the head to be turned a tiny bit more towards us rather than just barely away from us. Other than that I really like the image - love the texture of the bark and the detail in the feathers.