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Thank you to Christinecilia for giving me her valued user award on my previous picture of the Otter, always appreciated.
My new lens came today, so i am pleased with that, only trouble is all the Butterflies and bugs have gone for the winter, so i will have to think of other things i can take with a dedicated macro.

Today i have a Great Spotted Woodpecker

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Jul 2013 - 9:54 AM
Title:Great Spotted Woodpecker
Username:Mike_Smith Mike_Smith
Uploaded:11 Oct 2013 - 4:23 PM
Tags:Bird, Birds, Dendrocopos major, General, Great spotted woodpecker, Wildlife / nature, Woodland
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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 4:28 PM

Excellent capture, Mike!
George

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
11 Oct 2013 - 4:29 PM

Good use of DoF.

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Hermanus
Hermanus e2 Member 2Hermanus vcard South Africa
11 Oct 2013 - 4:37 PM

Great news about the new lens Mike Smile Looking forward to your macro images ! This is a lovely image Smile

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 4:49 PM

Wonderfully sharp Mike. Shame he's on the right hand side of the frame looking out!!!!
Joan.

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 5:07 PM

Lovely shot, glad to hear your new lens has arrived, I'm sure you will find something to practice on until the Butterflies return,

Ali GrinGrinGrin

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Cookie_Monster
Cookie_Monster e2 Member 2Cookie_Monster vcard Germany1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 5:26 PM

lovely capture. I like the DOF and that the space to the left.

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Jeddahknight111
Jeddahknight111 e2 Member 2Jeddahknight111 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 5:32 PM

Super capture of a lovely birdSmile

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 3christinecilia vcard England
11 Oct 2013 - 5:33 PM

super shot lovely and sharp good dof. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Caziwinkles
11 Oct 2013 - 5:36 PM

Superb image Mike - and a news lens to boot - wow! You will have such fun with your macro lens - mine is my favourite lens. Smile

Carol

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 6:16 PM

A great image Mike....congrats on the lens....you will have to go bug hunting, or capture some flowers....I treated myself to a Sigma 10-20 lens today.

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Myathebirdwatcher999
Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior e2 Member 2Myathebirdwatcher999 vcard United Kingdom
11 Oct 2013 - 6:30 PM

Brilliant shot and good dof

MyaGrinGrin

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briantjjones
briantjjones e2 Member 1briantjjones vcard United Kingdom
11 Oct 2013 - 6:34 PM

Mike, Very nice shot and I love the expression on the Woodies face Smile

Good 'hunting' with the new lens I'm sure you will loads of things to take images from.

Brian J.

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Jenny-D
Jenny-D e2 Member 4Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
11 Oct 2013 - 6:34 PM

Great capture Mike. Enjoy the lens Smile

Jenny Smile

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 6:44 PM

beautiful i love these birds

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 6:46 PM

A lovely capture, Mike. Excellent focus on this pretty woodie.

Lavina

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 7:02 PM

Excellent shot of the GSW Mike.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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evelen
evelen e2 Member 10evelen vcard England
11 Oct 2013 - 7:49 PM

wonderful capture Mike lots of great bird shots.
eve.Smile

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 8:03 PM

Excellent capture Mike..Lin

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
11 Oct 2013 - 9:32 PM

Lovely shot Mike. So glad to be No 30. Cathy

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 11:39 PM

A super capture. Cute expression on his face.

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anglingandyq
anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq vcard England
12 Oct 2013 - 9:03 AM

A super capture Mike he looks like he is keeping an eye on you

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2013 - 4:07 PM

A lovely woody shot. And I hope you get plenty of enjoyment with the new toyGrin
Ryan

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst e2 Member 2ValeryAst vcard Russian Federation
12 Oct 2013 - 7:09 PM

Super capture... beautiful work, Mike!Smile
Regards Valery

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