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The Great Spotted Woodpecker (dendrocopos major)
Rather a grubby looking bird captured a little while back. Not sure quite what he had been involved in !! Still a pleasure to see IMO.
Thought it made a bit of a break from Bushy Stags anyhow.TongueTongueTongue
Thanks very much for all the attention to Mr Jack Daw.

Ron

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 500mm F4 VR + 1.4 TC
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Great Spotted Woodpecker
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:26 Oct 2012 - 1:47 PM
Tags:Birds, Gsw, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:67

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
26 Oct 2012 - 2:01 PM

Excellent capture Ron, some nice detail,
Fred.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 2:02 PM

He does look a bit grubby, but still a nice subject to have captured.
Ronnie.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 2:19 PM

You snook on with this one but for a change I am not bottom of the list, good shot but not as good as that vulture you showed at clubWink

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 2:21 PM

fine capture of this old warrior Smile

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franken
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26 Oct 2012 - 2:31 PM

A real beauty Ron.

Ken

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christinecilia
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26 Oct 2012 - 2:45 PM

great shot lovely detail. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 3:05 PM

looks like he has had a rough night!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 3:24 PM

A cracking capture, Ron, he must have had a night on the tiles Wink Carol

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 4:02 PM

Lovely colour and detail, Ron.

Ray

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Brian65
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26 Oct 2012 - 4:06 PM

Great shot of this proud bird, lovely detail Ron.
Brian

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Alan_Baseley
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26 Oct 2012 - 5:14 PM

Fine capture Ron,
Alan

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 5:22 PM

Your bird is well poised and sharp as a tack!

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 5:48 PM

Excellent capture and detail Ron
Richard

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 6:41 PM

Thanks very much indeed everyone.
Ron

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 6:42 PM

Great detailed shot Ron and different perch
to make him even better!
Lillian

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42289 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
26 Oct 2012 - 6:54 PM

Super shot Ron with excellent detail - like the log he is on too! Lou

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 7:02 PM

A fine capture Ron,The claws/talons are impressive and well shown here .

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johnjo58
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26 Oct 2012 - 7:16 PM

Great photo Ronnie, great catch light
David

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 7:37 PM

Classic Woody pose, good one Ron.

Glyn

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Glostopcat
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26 Oct 2012 - 8:36 PM

A fine shot Ron, no doubt his grubby feathers are the result of him grubbing around for grubs!

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2012 - 11:00 PM

Thanks Ed and thanks everyone.
Ron

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accipiter
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27 Oct 2012 - 9:04 AM

A charming fellow despite not being in his clean clothes. A

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FeatherFriend
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27 Oct 2012 - 12:40 PM

Lovely pose and detail Ron, super BG too,
Geoff.

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sparrowhawk
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27 Oct 2012 - 2:43 PM

lovely shot Ron he/she does look a bit bedraggled doesn't it

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Mike_Smith
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27 Oct 2012 - 5:57 PM

Cracking Woody shot Ron

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AnnJ
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27 Oct 2012 - 10:44 PM

Wonderful shot of one of most favourite birds. Ann.

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UrbaneMagick
28 Oct 2012 - 9:42 AM

taht must be some lens Ron...not taking away the skill of the photographer!!

Gareth Smile

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brownsilent
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28 Oct 2012 - 9:27 PM

He's great, indeed!
Johanna

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Hop-A-Long
29 Oct 2012 - 11:47 AM

Excellent capture.

Andy

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 2:12 PM

Excellent Woody pose and detail, Ron. Love that clean, soft pale green background - isolates your main subject to perfection.
Sylvia

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Maiwand
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29 Oct 2012 - 3:58 PM

Thanks very much everyone
Ron

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29 Oct 2012 - 7:43 PM

Lovely shot Ron. Like the log.

Jane

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A Booth
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30 Oct 2012 - 3:46 PM

What has the spotted woodpecker spotted? lovely profile shot, good detail and excellent colours.

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Tibetan
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4 Nov 2012 - 3:40 PM

Like that never get close enough myself, good colours and detail, nicely presented, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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