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Thank you for all the C & Cs on my previous picture, appreciated as always. Today i have a Great Spotted Woodpecker, one of my most favorite of birds, i have cropped it in to almost a square to do it more justice

About blackbird-sized and striking black-and-white. It has a very distinctive bouncing flight and spends most of its time clinging to tree trunks and branches, often trying to hide on the side away from the observer. Its presence is often announced by its loud call or by its distinctive spring 'drumming' display. The male has a distinctive red patch on the back of the head and young birds have a red crown.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 Oct 2013 - 10:16 AM
Title:Great Spotted Woodpecker
Username:Mike_Smith Mike_Smith
Uploaded:3 Nov 2013 - 4:27 PM
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cazzycool
cazzycool  6 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2013 - 4:29 PM

Fabulous shot, lots of detail and colour.

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ali63
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3 Nov 2013 - 4:35 PM

Brilliant capture Mike,

Ali Smile

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4265 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
3 Nov 2013 - 4:43 PM

It is one of my favourite birds too but in many years at our country place I have only seen on once (no camera with me, of course). Beautiful shot.

Harriet

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EMJAYCEE
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3 Nov 2013 - 4:45 PM

The detail and colour is superb.
Joan.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2013 - 4:47 PM

One of the best GSW images that I have come across this year Mike. Stunning clarity, colour and depth...

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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Badgerfred
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3 Nov 2013 - 4:51 PM

Excellent Mike, great pose captured,
Fred.

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GeorgePlatis
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3 Nov 2013 - 5:02 PM

Beautiful capture with great details, Mike!
George

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M_squared
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3 Nov 2013 - 5:07 PM

Well captured. Great image.

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Craggwildlife
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3 Nov 2013 - 5:09 PM

Good capture.
David

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Fred263
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3 Nov 2013 - 5:24 PM

Cracking shot, Alex. Superb detail.
Fred

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Mollycat
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3 Nov 2013 - 5:36 PM

Magnificent image with great detail. Peter.

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Myathebirdwatcher999
Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 1 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2013 - 5:51 PM

Great shot with brilliant detail

MyaGrinGrin

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christinecilia
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3 Nov 2013 - 6:08 PM

super capture. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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gary_d
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3 Nov 2013 - 6:08 PM

This is pure quality Mike. - gary

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trevrob
trevrob e2 Member 1trevrob vcard United Kingdom
3 Nov 2013 - 6:14 PM

cracking close up great shot Mike

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2013 - 6:14 PM

So well captured for the look and good feather detail Mike
great shot
Lillian
yes, am on 6th external drive!!

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Glostopcat
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3 Nov 2013 - 6:19 PM

A cracking capture Mike, you've really nailed this one

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Jenny-D
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3 Nov 2013 - 6:20 PM

Super capture Mike.

Jenny Smile

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ColleenA
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3 Nov 2013 - 6:28 PM


Quote: This is pure quality Mike. - gary


Quote: The detail and colour is superb.
Joan.

Great photography Mike

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tomcat
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3 Nov 2013 - 6:46 PM

Good colour detail Mike and an excellent eye

Adrian

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Trev_B
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3 Nov 2013 - 7:04 PM

Well done Mike, a really good GSW.

Trev

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Mike_S
Mike_S  3 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2013 - 7:11 PM

What a superb shot Mike.

Mike.

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JuBarney
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3 Nov 2013 - 7:23 PM

A superb capture.
Ju

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Maiwand
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3 Nov 2013 - 7:28 PM

They surely are great birds Mike. I think they must run a close second to the Kingfisher as the most photographed native bird.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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capto
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3 Nov 2013 - 7:50 PM

Beautiful quality.Smile

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Jeddahknight111
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3 Nov 2013 - 7:51 PM

Very nice capture Smile well done.

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BIGRY1
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3 Nov 2013 - 7:52 PM

Simply brill!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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DonMc
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3 Nov 2013 - 8:09 PM

Another great image Mike!SmileSmileWink
Don

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fificat100
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3 Nov 2013 - 8:32 PM

A real beaut image, Mike. Brilliant detail and colour - and I love his pose on the diagonal SmileSmile

Lavina

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dave1967
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3 Nov 2013 - 9:21 PM

Great shot
Dave

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Holmewood
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3 Nov 2013 - 9:25 PM

Fantastic Mike. Cathy

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Daisymaye
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4 Nov 2013 - 2:08 AM

Excellent detailed image.

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cheesey
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4 Nov 2013 - 3:15 AM

Another cracking image mate, very nicely captured.
Cheesey.

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ChristineD
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4 Nov 2013 - 4:57 PM

Fabulous shot and eye contact

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sweetpea62
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6 Nov 2013 - 8:51 PM

A superb capture Mike..Lin

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7 Nov 2013 - 4:22 PM

superb shot

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BirdmanDon
30 Nov 2013 - 2:40 PM

Classic image, Mike. Lovely light and detail

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Bluewoody
Bluewoody  7 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2013 - 7:36 PM

Smile a beautiful shot, I love this shot

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