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Decided to take the plunge & post an image

Took this today at a feeder.

Comments & critique appreciated

Camera:Nikon D1 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 50 to 500mm
Recording media:Digital
Title:Great Spotted Woodpecker at feeder
Username:coffeeplease coffeeplease
Uploaded:23 Dec 2005 - 6:27 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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jennywren
jennywren  10
23 Dec 2005 - 6:39 AM

Hi Vince - welcome to EPZ.
What a first pic - great shot!
Jennywren

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evap
evap  9223 forum posts England
23 Dec 2005 - 6:41 AM

Good sharp shot, welcome to EPZ as well.

Simon
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John_Wannop
John_Wannop e2 Member 954 forum postsJohn_Wannop vcard Wales
23 Dec 2005 - 6:46 AM

Great first post,welcom to EPZ.
Well done.

john

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cramj
cramj  8429 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2005 - 6:47 AM

Great image ,, well done.

Sue

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sunshot
sunshot  9 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2005 - 6:53 AM

great detail well done

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jeza
jeza  8 England
23 Dec 2005 - 6:56 AM

Very nice shot,well done
Jerry.

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TomL
TomL  8
23 Dec 2005 - 6:57 AM

Nice capture - the eye looks really sharp. It's a pity about the bag of fat though!

I heard good tip were you can still attract the birds by hiding the food in between the fork of twigs and branches.

Tom

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Beardy
Beardy  979 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Dec 2005 - 7:08 AM

excellent shot, well captured and welcome to EPZ.

paul

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101475 forum postsdark_lord vcard England130 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2005 - 7:21 AM

Critique - not very good from a pohotographic or bird portrait point of view to see the unsightly food bag.
Comment - lovely sharp shot of the bird, and it does show behaviour i.e. feeding on a fat ball in winter, with some nice klighting too. TomL has the right suggestion. Overall a thumbs up, and welcome to epz.

Keith.

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pcjackso
pcjackso Junior Member 9
23 Dec 2005 - 8:48 AM

Great shot,nice detail..
Welcome to EPZ
Happy Christmas
Pauline

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Andy_Britten
Andy_Britten Junior Member 896 forum posts England
23 Dec 2005 - 9:07 AM

Good shot, welcome to epz. Have fun on here it is adictive.
Andrew

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franken
franken e2 Member 123135 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2005 - 9:35 AM

Welcome to EPZ. This is a very good effort - well done!
regards
Ken

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Gavin
Gavin  9
23 Dec 2005 - 9:41 AM

Great capture

Gavin

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2005 - 10:19 AM

Good capture, well done.

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klewis
klewis  101870 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2005 - 10:32 AM

definately hide the food, but the quality is great. Welcome onboard

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helengib
helengib  9
23 Dec 2005 - 11:19 AM

great shot

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Goatsmilkuk
23 Dec 2005 - 11:28 AM

Great shot, very clear and sharp.

Stu

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P.S Found this on the RSPB website re fatball net type feeders...

Mesh bags - a warning

Peanuts and fat balls are regularly sold in nylon mesh bags. Never put out any food in mesh bags. These may trap birds' feet and even cause broken or torn off feet and legs. Birds with a barbed tongue, eg woodpeckers, can become trapped by their beaks.

Source: Feeding garden birds wildlife information leaflet (2003)

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albi
albi  1068 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2005 - 1:07 PM

Nice shot of the bird,but would be alot better without the food bag.
Rub it into the bark,better for the picture and safe for the birds.
Welcome to EPZ.
Tony

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Christopher_Y
23 Dec 2005 - 1:27 PM

Perfect !!

Merry Christmas.

Christopher & Holli

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Christopher_Y
23 Dec 2005 - 1:29 PM

Perfect !!

Merry Christmas.

Christopher & Holli

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geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2005 - 2:35 PM

Well captured.
Geoff.

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terry_cavner
23 Dec 2005 - 9:45 PM

A Cracker

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mohikan22
mohikan22  102188 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2005 - 3:03 AM

superb.
matt.

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Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2005 - 3:07 AM

A cracker!

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cameragirl
cameragirl  1043 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Dec 2005 - 3:07 AM

Welcome to EPZ!
Wonderful shot! Great first upload! Smile

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coffeeplease
24 Dec 2005 - 3:07 AM

Thanks for the feedback & critique.

With regards to the mesh article issued by the RSPB, this seems to be over exaggerated a bit, I have been using fat balls in mesh for years with no problems. Yes its an issue but personally I think cats, main roads & garden rodentacides cause more damage to wildlife. Note taken though on the mesh.

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elcid
elcid  10150 forum posts England
24 Dec 2005 - 4:11 AM

Have 30 Vince.
Superb shot.

Bill.

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mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2005 - 4:34 AM

Wow, Vince, no need to worry about taking the plunge mate. I thought your blackbird was good, but this is a fantastic cpature and a wowzer for your first upload. Wlecome. I hope you get as much out of this site as I have done
Mike

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Marian
Marian  962 forum posts England
30 Dec 2005 - 7:26 AM

This is a fabolous shot, the colour is excellent and it's pin sharp and well composed. Welcome to Epz.
Marian

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