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First of all many thanks to Ju, Bob and CarolG for the wonderful awards. Your commenta and votes are as welcome and appreciated. I am not very active here at the moment, the internet only works at the hotel and depends a lot on the number of guests.

This woodpecker is called Hoffman's woodpecker, Chris says Dustin also has a big nose! You might remember that in Malaysia I had found a banana squirrel, how much they share the same taste and pose Smile

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 Feb 2014 - 4:06 PM
Focal Length:550mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:2000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Banana Woodpecker!
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:25 Feb 2014 - 3:28 AM
Tags:Bird, Costa rica, Hoffmann's Woodpecker, Melanerpes hoffmannii, Wildlife / nature, Woodpecker
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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 3:39 AM

This is a great set of images.

Peter

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 4:45 AM

Four lovely shots of this beautiful bird on an exotic (to us) flower, rather than a stick!

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 25 Feb 2014 - 4:46 AM

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom105 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 5:17 AM

Four quite magnificent captures of this 'Banana Woodpecker' the colour of which are beautiful. I particularly like image number one, beautifully crisp and sharp. The clutter free backdrop allowing one to admire this fella without any unnecessary distractions Annette.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 338 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 6:03 AM

Never seen one of these - top pictures!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 6:13 AM

Four superb captures, Annette, especially V.1. Carol

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fotobee
fotobee  1 South Africa2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 6:41 AM

I prefer v4, maybe crop a bit more of the banana leaf at the top of the picture? Regards Martin

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
25 Feb 2014 - 7:42 AM

Splendid images. Well captured.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 7:49 AM

Another new species to me, Annette: four great shots of it, and perched on such (to my eyes) unusual plant.
R.

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 8:21 AM

Magnificent pictures of this colourful bird Annette.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 8:23 AM

Excellent set of this different woodpecker and what a smart guy he is.
Joan.

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2014 - 8:27 AM

Lovely bird and flower, Annette.

P.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 8:34 AM

surreal looking...

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2209 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 9:20 AM

A new one for me as well and they are brilliantSmile
NettaSmile

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 10:23 AM

Top marks for something completely new - a true traveller capturing
the wildlife and essence of where you go.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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digital_boi
25 Feb 2014 - 10:52 AM

fine work V4 for me Annette

Graham

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rontear
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25 Feb 2014 - 11:45 AM

Avian adaptions Annette.
Ron

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 11:49 AM

A splendid set of this beautiful WP
Ju

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 12:06 PM

A fine set here Annette.
Good shots.
Mick.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 1:05 PM

What a delightful set of images of this little bird.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 2:00 PM

What a cool woodpecker, love them all!

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 3christinecilia vcard England
25 Feb 2014 - 3:43 PM

beautiful set lovely detail. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Maiwand
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25 Feb 2014 - 4:07 PM

Super little series Annette. What a lovely bird. I've never seen one before.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13323 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 5:08 PM

A fine set Annette,
Alan

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Brian65
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25 Feb 2014 - 6:02 PM

Superb images Annette, well spotted and taken.
Brian

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Holmewood
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25 Feb 2014 - 7:50 PM

Four superb shots Annette. Cathy

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bricurtis
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25 Feb 2014 - 9:16 PM

V1 was a good option - lovely looking Woodpecker.

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helenlinda
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25 Feb 2014 - 9:29 PM

Great looking bird and plant SmileSmile
Helen

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25 Feb 2014 - 10:21 PM

Superb set Annette - you're making me jealous
Jason

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maggietear
25 Feb 2014 - 11:41 PM

A beautiful bird, Annette, especially with that different - looking plant! Good to see a bird I haven't seen before.

Maggie

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bobhowell
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26 Feb 2014 - 11:25 AM

love all 4 pictures. bobSmile

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Glostopcat
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2 Mar 2014 - 2:53 PM

Love the vibrant yellow stripe on his head, four fab shots of this beautiful bird

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tonyng
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4 Mar 2014 - 1:43 PM

Lucky you. I have yet to see one over there.

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evelen
evelen  9 England
8 Mar 2014 - 5:47 PM

wonderful set of captures .
eve.Smile

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