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The Great Spotted Woodpecker (dendrocopus major)
Had a stroke of luck with this beautiful GSW and managed to bag him in my back garden. Normally only a very rare visitor. Looks a deal smarter than my previous Woody.
Many appreciative thanks for the very generous c/c's given to the Mistle Thrush.

Ron

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:500.0 mm f/4.0
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:3 Nov 2012 - 12:15 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Custom
Title:Great Spotted Woodpecker
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:5 Nov 2012 - 10:59 AM
Tags:Birds, Garden, Wildlife / nature, Wildlife., Woodpecker
Votes:67

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 11:02 AM

I love it when the woodpeckers come back to the garden. We usually have a pair and sometimes they bring their offspring to the feeder. I even had a regular visitor from a pileated woodpecker at my compost pile this summer. Unfortunately, I never could get a photo of him.
Excellent shot.

Last Modified By Joline at 5 Nov 2012 - 11:03 AM

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johnjones
johnjones  4 England
5 Nov 2012 - 11:05 AM

Brill detail and colour in this shot excellent.
jj

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 11:08 AM

lovely pose and I like the halo around him!

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 11:13 AM

Good detail captured despite what looks like awkward lighting, Ron.
Ronnie.

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 12:24 PM

Excellent capture, Ron it stands out well against the light background.

Ray

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User_Removed
5 Nov 2012 - 12:44 PM

Excellent detailed capture. Smile

Lucien.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
5 Nov 2012 - 1:10 PM

Excellent capture Ron, nice detail,
Fred.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman  114484 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 1:14 PM

Right place right time Ron, cracking capture Mate...

Ade

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 1:28 PM

A fantastic capture and at was in your garden as well! I only get the odd wood pigeon!SadGrin
Ryan

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 1:33 PM

A good capture with very good detail
Carole

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 2:37 PM

Well captured Ron. A pretty one for sure......Sandy

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 3:21 PM

Thank you all very much.
Ron

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christinecilia
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5 Nov 2012 - 3:49 PM

lovely detail great capture. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 3:55 PM

Really like that colour for your background Ron,
suits the colours of the GSW and really makes him stand out
great shot
Lillian

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franken
franken e2 Member 113029 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 4:16 PM

Superb wildlife image Ron.

Ken

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 4:45 PM

Stunning shot, great colour in the feathers.
Ali

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 4:45 PM

Fine looking Woody in classic pose, Ron. Interesting to see how these birds balance themselves with the tail firmly pressed against the perch - this illustrates it so well.
Sylvia

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13320 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 4:50 PM

Super shot Ron,
Alan

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 5:04 PM

belting detail ron wonderful pose and colours a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 5:49 PM

Thought you were after a KFWink great woody and I guess we can wait a while for the elusive KFWink

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 6:52 PM

Thanks all.
Ron

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 3johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 7:43 PM

Lovely background and presentation Ron
David

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 - 7:48 PM

You lucky person, in your garden!! great shot Ron.
Brian

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 8:28 PM

Excellent capture for the garden Ron and very well exposed. Just one little niggle my eye draws towards the cut off piece which shows signs of 3 pieces of content aware or cloning
Richard

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 9:24 PM

That background pink sets his colours off really well.
Well captured SmileSmile
Helen

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Glostopcat
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5 Nov 2012 - 9:58 PM

A cracking capture Ron, he certainly is a handsome chap. He's obviously a great deal smarter than that other woody you caught on camera as he's escaped your long lens up until today!Wink

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NeilWigan
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5 Nov 2012 - 11:34 PM

Lots of red showing on this one Ron ,looks good .

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morpheus1955
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6 Nov 2012 - 7:49 PM

Superb shot, fantastic detail and colours, beautifully captured.

Hugh

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Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 11:04 PM

nice to get them in your garden well done Ron

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bunbeam
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7 Nov 2012 - 11:44 AM

awesome capture, lucky you getting them in your garden
bunSmile

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Hop-A-Long
8 Nov 2012 - 4:03 PM

Lovely capture.

Andy

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 4:33 PM

Thanks very much everyone.
Ron

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 10:31 PM

excellent capture against a bg which shows the bird up very well. Good detail on the trunk too. paul

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Oleg_Lobzin
10 Nov 2012 - 9:28 PM

Shiny Shots. Amazing detail. Perfectly captured.
Regards, Oleg.

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Ruthannette
Ruthannette e2 Member 7Ruthannette vcard England
10 Nov 2012 - 9:58 PM

Lovely shot Ron, great colour and detail, wish I got Woodys in my garden.

Ruth

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 8:21 AM

Excellent capture Ron. I have not yet succeeded in getting a good shot of one of these. Ah well -- I will keep trying. A

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JuBarney
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3 Dec 2012 - 5:44 PM

Superb shot
Ju

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