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Couldn't resist posting this picture. All day this chap had been back and forward for birdcake, for his young. The picture was taken on one of his visits (around 4 p.m.). He looked around for a while then closed his eyes for about 10 secs, before making another visit to the table.

The joys of parenthood eh?

Thanks for all your c&cs on the skimmer they are much appreciated.

AC

Camera:Olympus
Lens:50-200mm + 1.4tc
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:It's a hard life
Username:abtuie abtuie
Uploaded:1 Jun 2008 - 9:32 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Great spotted woodpecker, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:57
Voters:norton · KBan · SurreyHillsMan · tonvic · Simon_Whitehouse · Kiara07 · LuzDeNoche · DerekL · marecki · goso · whiteswan01 · ringyneck · skewey · Moj_o · Alec1 · harrattp · fatmod · User_Removed · Gezina · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · CherryMartin · BERTRAM · Terry L · cameraman · Big_Beavis · ChrisWallace · adderman · Rylands · uggyy · buxton · Scaramanga · pamelajean · imagio · John Giddings · greatdog · Dugud · glazzaro · peter_oak · crookymonsta · pluckyfilly · janty66 · FeatherFriend · User_Removed · BerryGood · BlackNinja · dancingqueen · Alan_Baseley · pascalg · RubberBullets · Grangeflyer · ChristineD · Bob_V · franfoto · Maiwand · MikeRC · Glostopcat · Uncle_Wonk ·
Views:197
Unique Views:59

Comments

norton
norton Plus Member 11norton vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 9:41 PM

Superb detail and great natural colours,excellent shot,well captured..............

Tony.

tonvic
tonvic Plus Member 6tonvic vcard
1 Jun 2008 - 9:44 PM

great shot again good detail

Kiara07
Kiara07 Plus Member 6Kiara07 vcard United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 - 9:45 PM

Well captured....lovely shot

Kiara

whiteswan01
whiteswan01 Plus Member 6whiteswan01 vcard England
1 Jun 2008 - 9:54 PM

wow such great colour would love to see 1 Dawn

Alec1
Alec1 Plus Member 7Alec1 vcard United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 - 10:05 PM

Great capture. Alec

harrattp
harrattp Plus Member 8harrattp vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 10:06 PM

Super focus shot well captured, the colours for the tree and bg are fantastic.
Paul

fatmod
fatmod Plus Member 8fatmod vcard England
1 Jun 2008 - 10:06 PM

well spotted and captured

User_Removed
1 Jun 2008 - 10:10 PM

Nice capture and narrative

Dave

Gezina
Gezina Plus Member 8Gezina vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 10:12 PM

Is he praying for strength? Delightful shot Ina

JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY Plus Member 7962 forum postsJN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 10:35 PM

This is so good. The colours and detail are excellent. Great capture of a quite elusive bird (I've only heard them but never saw one!). JNC

BERTRAM
BERTRAM Plus Member 6BERTRAM vcard United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 - 10:45 PM

this is a fantastic image

ChrisWallace
1 Jun 2008 - 11:06 PM

Lovely clear well detailed image.
Chris

adderman
adderman Plus Member 8adderman vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 11:09 PM

Well seen and taken. Nice comp.

Brett.

Rylands
Rylands Plus Member 7Rylands vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 11:11 PM

I dont know how you do it but this is yet another superb image - very envious
Ray

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9844 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1649 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 12:06 AM

Not only is this an outstanding image and a fine composition, but the bird is so endearing, being tired and weary.

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8323 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 10:19 AM


Quote: Not only is this an outstanding image and a fine composition, but the bird is so endearing, being tired and weary.

have to agree with the above an amazing shot so well composed everything one can hope for

janty66
janty66  7 England
2 Jun 2008 - 11:31 AM

cracking shot...

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 735 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 1:30 PM

You should be very proud of this shot, I would if it were mine, but it isn't, so I can only weep with disappointment.
Geoff.

BlackNinja
BlackNinja Plus Member 6BlackNinja vcard
2 Jun 2008 - 6:02 PM

superb shot

dancingqueen
dancingqueen Plus Member 8dancingqueen vcard Northern Ireland
2 Jun 2008 - 6:27 PM

lovely shot

pascalg
pascalg Plus Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
2 Jun 2008 - 7:29 PM

sharp ; superb tones..;

RubberBullets
RubberBullets Plus Member 13RubberBullets vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 7:54 PM

Lovely shot, superb moment captured.

Tim

ChristineD
ChristineD Plus Member 9ChristineD vcard England
3 Jun 2008 - 3:36 PM

Stunning capture.

Bob_V
Bob_V Plus Member 7Bob_V vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2008 - 9:33 PM

What a superb image.
Bob

franfoto
franfoto Plus Member 7franfoto vcard England32 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2008 - 4:26 PM

His eyes were in unison with your shutter finger.
Was out with Nikontuk and spotted one of these but after a long wait and lots of flitting around, neither of us got a decent shot. This is super, great colours and DOF and, as had already been said...very endearing.
Fran

MikeRC
MikeRC Plus Member 93526 forum postsMikeRC vcard United Kingdom
12 Jun 2008 - 2:42 PM

...what a fantastic shot:

.....Mike

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