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The Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopus Major)
Not seen too many of these this year so I was rather pleased to bag this one a couple of days ago.By the look of that great red cap he is very much a juvenile. I quite like the shot but unfortunately he was posed in a rather shaded area and although I would have liked to get just a tad more light on him it just would not happen.
I hope you will like him.
My grateful thanks, as ever,for the very generous c/c's given to the Otter. Many thanks.

Ron

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D4 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:300.0 mm f/2.8 + 1.7 TC
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:5 Jun 2014 - 2:02 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/4.8
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Great Spotted Woodpecker
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:6 Jun 2014 - 2:47 PM
Votes:Voting Disabled

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2014 - 3:08 PM

A wonderful image, Ron, he looks plump Smile Carol

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trevaze
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6 Jun 2014 - 3:13 PM

Nice and clear looking very relaxed Noted the catch light in the eye! I have had at least one or two every week in my garden until the nuthatches decided to nest in one of my nest boxes. These aggressive little blighters kept on attacking the wood peckers so they went somewhere else. Good picture.
Regards Trevor GrinGrinGrinGrin

Last Modified By trevaze at 6 Jun 2014 - 3:13 PM

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
6 Jun 2014 - 3:20 PM

Fine image Ron, they can't be in the light all the time,
Fred.

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franken
franken e2 Member 123144 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2014 - 3:27 PM

Wonderful wildlife capture, Ron.

Ken

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Pollyjc
Pollyjc e2 Member Pollyjc vcard England
6 Jun 2014 - 3:33 PM

Lovely shot Ron! we have lots in our garden & Im constantly trying to get a sharp image of one Sad I'm green with envy.... Wink watched the adult feeding the juvenile on my cherry tree trunk yesterday but was so mesmerised I forgot the camera Sad

Polly

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2014 - 3:48 PM

A great spot, this great spotted WP

Also a wekk made image!

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ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
6 Jun 2014 - 3:52 PM

Very pretty.

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bobpaige1
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6 Jun 2014 - 4:28 PM

Great capture Ron,had 3 or 4 in the garden this year which is nice to see.

Bob.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43288 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2014 - 4:33 PM

A pin sharp and beautifully posed capture showing this beautiful bird at its very best.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2014 - 5:07 PM

saw my first young GSW's at the weekend as well Ron, lovely shot.

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2014 - 5:13 PM

A wonderful capture with difficult light conditions, Ron.

Ray

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ScottishHaggis

I love him, great capture. Smile

Kenny

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2014 - 8:44 PM

Got to take them as they come Ron - looks natural to me.
Brian.

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2014 - 9:27 PM

Splendid shot
Ju

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2014 - 9:40 PM

Excellent shot..Lin

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
6 Jun 2014 - 10:02 PM

I like him very much Ron. Cathy

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2014 - 1:27 AM

Great capture Ron. Good detail.

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SimonFletch
SimonFletch e2 Member SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2014 - 7:03 AM

Light. The photographer's friend - or - nemisis, Ron..?!
It's still a good image and definitely a juvenile.
Well done for capturing him.

Simon

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CaroleS
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7 Jun 2014 - 11:17 AM

Nicely captured RonSmile

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SteveMackay
7 Jun 2014 - 3:44 PM

Great shot Ron!!!WinkSmileGrinTongue

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kuvailija
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7 Jun 2014 - 4:11 PM

Excellent Birding , Ron ! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2014 - 8:02 PM

A fine shot of this handsome young fellow Ron, he's posing very nicely for you

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jaktis
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8 Jun 2014 - 6:48 AM

A great diagonal with the treebranch

Peter

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2014 - 1:03 PM


Quote: Got to take them as they come Ron - looks natural to me.
Brian.


Quote: Got to take them as they come Ron - looks natural to me.
Brian.

Couldn't agree more Ron, lovely natural wildlife shot,
Geoff.

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Maiwand
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8 Jun 2014 - 2:54 PM

Thanks Geoff and every one.
Ron

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7126 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2014 - 5:15 PM

Yes i agree Ron its a juvenile, and a superb capture too. These birds are what attracted me to the wetlands a couple of years ago, and now i am a member and visit regular

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Lillian
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8 Jun 2014 - 8:09 PM

A real pleasure to make the 50th vote here
a lovely shot Ron
Lillian

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Brian65
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9 Jun 2014 - 10:13 PM

Lovely natural shot Ron, where I got they nearly sit on the lens, most of the time I cut the tail offTongueTongueTongueSmileSmileSmile
Brian

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14 Jun 2014 - 9:00 AM

great take despite hard light condition

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23 Jun 2014 - 9:03 AM

Tough lighting here and you have done very well indeed. A

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