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What was I doing with this shot? Just get it!! Grin

This was the first time I'd seen the GS Woodpecker in the garden, so the name of the game was to rush around to get set up and get the shot before my little friend had taken his/her fill of the delights I'd put out. This is one of my early shots taken with a long lens, in this case a 'well used' 500mm manual focus (750mm on the D7000), so you'll likely image my delight at the time when I pulled this shot up on the screen.

Having looked at a number of the amazing shots on here, perhaps artificial bird feeders don't quite measure up. It will be interesting to set up a baited tree branch with a couple of tethered cameras relatively close in and just wait to see what comes along. I have tried one piece of software which uses Live View to recognise movement in the frame and start firing. Could be fun to try in anger, the birds can photograph themselves...!!

I'll have to look out a shot or two of my other friend, the Green Woodpecker, who comes visiting to eat the ants in the lawn.

Andrew

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:500.0 mm f/4.0
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:12 Jul 2011 - 1:18 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:360
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Fancy A Nibble?
Username:AndrewCee AndrewCee
Uploaded:10 Jan 2013 - 10:09 PM
Tags:Birds, Garden, Great spotted woodpecker, Wildlife / nature
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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7100 forum postsTrev_B vcard England61 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 10:13 PM

Well done Andrew...pin sharp.

Trev

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 - 10:24 PM

Well capture,lots of detail.Nice shot.
Elena

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 11:08 PM

Quality details you have captured.

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KBan
KBan  9456 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 11:17 PM

Get yourself a verticle perch pre drilled in the sides for the food................

Keith

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 2M_squared vcard United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 - 2:31 PM

A superb image. Well captured.

(May I put in a plea to get rid of the net round the fat-balls. It presents an avoidable hazard to the birds and you can get them without nets. SmileSmileSmile)
Malcolm

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 567 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 4:10 PM

lovely detailed capture of the woodpecker
david

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AndrewCee
AndrewCee e2 Member 1AndrewCee vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 5:39 PM

Will do Malcolm...

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