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I ventured out in the rain today and found this lovely lady. Full frame shot in pretty lousy conditions (5D mk iii comes to the rescue again).

Totally overwhelmed by the response (and banter) on the Merlin photograph, thank you all for your attention. Special thanks Adrian for his GEA and Dean, Sylvia and Martin for their UA.

As always all (and I mean all) comments, clicks and critiques welcome.

David

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:29 Dec 2012 - 12:58 PM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:2500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Custom
Title:Great Spotted Woodpecker in the Rain
Username:johnjo58 johnjo58
Uploaded:29 Dec 2012 - 3:46 PM
Tags:Great spotted wodpecker, Wildlife / nature
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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 3:50 PM

A real belter, this one has turned out exceptionally well given the adverse weather conditions you faced

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ossca
ossca  6 England
29 Dec 2012 - 3:58 PM

Well captured

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kingfisherblue
kingfisherblue e2 Member 5kingfisherblue vcard United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 - 3:59 PM

Nice image

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 4:02 PM

great capture ,what a beauty.
Ali

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 4:09 PM

First rate capture David. An excellent GSW.
Ron

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 5:05 PM

What can I say other than completely SUPERB, David: absolutely top notch in every way.
Ronnie.

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 5:50 PM

Super shot esp as it was wet
Ju

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 5:51 PM

Brilliant David, exposure spot on and an excellent comp mate Wink Ps...Love the rain !!

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95934 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 6:01 PM

As good a Woody, as I have seen over the last week or so

First class exposure to hold the whites and the perch and backdrop are a bonus.

Several marks, which I presume are rain drops, but they do not detract from the overall image

HNY David

Adrian

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6249 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 6:06 PM

Excellent Woody capture and pose, David. Lovely detail and colours and superb lichen textures on the perch. Many thanks for the info - looks good Smile
Sylvia

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Brian65
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29 Dec 2012 - 6:13 PM

Superb shot David, the rain adds to it.Great perch.
Brian

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 6:22 PM


Quote: As good a Woody, as I have seen over the last week or so

First class exposure to hold the whites and the perch and backdrop are a bonus.

Several marks, which I presume are rain drops, but they do not detract from the overall image

HNY David

Adrian

Here Here ... Quality all over it (Including the rain) Wink

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Rev2
Rev2  4222 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 6:32 PM

I enjoyed the banter too, and Dean learnt a new word so all's well. Tongue

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 6:38 PM

Lovely image. Great perch too.

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Brian_Scott
Brian_Scott e2 Member 542 forum postsBrian_Scott vcard United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 7:45 PM

Excellent work David
Brian

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2012 - 8:08 PM

Superb, David.
Colin

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Snapitt
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29 Dec 2012 - 10:44 PM

A cracking shot John. First class.

Jane

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 12:42 AM

A superb capture ......Sandy

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 4:54 PM

Excellent image John
Regards Richard

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Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 4:55 PM

lovely capture

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 8:44 PM

Excellent shot bags of detail
mike

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geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2013 - 10:14 PM

An excellent capture.

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