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A closer look at our friendly Woodpecker... A bit of a cheat as we've seen our friend before, however I like the detail in the feathers, the claws, and the eye too. I what others think? Should one stick with shooting the whole bird, or do shots close in work too?

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:Hello Again
Username:AndrewCee AndrewCee
Uploaded:16 Jan 2013 - 9:30 PM
Tags:Birds, Garden, Great spotted woodpecker, Wildlife / nature
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reaper4252
16 Jan 2013 - 9:48 PM

Whole bird or part....it works OK for me. Cracking shot of the male Great Spotted variety
I have a female that comes to our fat balls, but can't as close as your 500
The detail you have here is superb

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AndrewCee
AndrewCee e2 Member 1AndrewCee vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 9:52 PM

I started out last year with the long lenses, this shot being taken with a 'slightly worn' 500mm f4 manual focus. I've a 600mm auto now, with which I took the Red Kite shot. All good fun!

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 10:16 PM

Excellent close-up shot,very well done,
saeid

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cazzycool
cazzycool  5 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2013 - 11:24 PM

I like the close up, nice shot. Can anyone tell me why my 70-300 USM IS lens now has a very stiff focussing ring, so that I can autofocus but manual focussing is difficult (I badly need a better lens) but this is frustrating in the extreme, lens is Canon, driving me nuts normally!

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AndrewCee
AndrewCee e2 Member 1AndrewCee vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 10:10 AM

The one time I had a 'stiff lens' was thanks to me dropping my 14-24 f2.8 Nikon zoom at the top of Blackpool Tower. It was still sharp, but the zoom ring was next to impossible to turn. I wonder, if your lens has not been dropped, bashed or similar, has it got condensation inside, got damp or similar? Struggling to help, sorry.

Andrew

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M_squared e2 Member 2M_squared vcard United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 - 11:23 AM

Top-class image. Well captured.
I love a good, tight image. SmileSmile

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 - 2:45 PM

Superb image
Steve

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