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The Great Spotted Woodpecker ( dendrocopos major )
Pleased to pick up this female woody as result of an invitation to a friends garden a few weeks back. Shot through a kitchen open window. What a garden- wish it was mine !!!
I think she is lovey and I hope you will too.
My very appreciative thanks for all the generous c/c's for the Goldfinch and particular thanks to Carole (rolepics) and Ken (franken) for the User Awards.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8 vr
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:17 May 2012 - 12:48 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Daylight
Title:Lovely Lady
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:8 Sep 2012 - 7:08 PM
Tags:Birds, Garden, Wildlife / nature, Wildlife., Woodpecker
Votes:63

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2012 - 7:18 PM

I too would love a garden with such visitors: fine shot, Ron.
Ronnie.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
8 Sep 2012 - 7:50 PM

Superb capture Ron, excellent detail,
Fred.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2012 - 7:51 PM

Great stuff Ron, easy too see where you've hidden the peanuts though Tongue

Ade

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2012 - 7:54 PM

what a picture Ron - love it

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franken
franken e2 Member 113048 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2012 - 8:33 PM

Wonderful wildlife shot Ron.

Ken

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2012 - 9:04 PM

A fine shot, Ron.
Terry

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2012 - 10:16 PM

What a great woodpecker and image of--- time I started looking for ours!

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senn
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8 Sep 2012 - 11:14 PM

excellent capture, Ron

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goso
goso e2 Member 7goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2012 - 11:21 PM

A class act Ron ...Bill

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2012 - 11:48 PM

They are all feeding up at present ready for the winter ,Starlings are monopolising our feeders at the moment.

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 3:56 AM

Excellent shot Ron lovely colours and detail
mike

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 6:49 AM

Great shot Ron - looks quite inquisitive - looks like I shall have to get the paint brush out and touch up a sparrow or two to get my shot of one!!!Grin

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 7:34 AM

Thanks very much everyone.
Ron

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Joline
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9 Sep 2012 - 11:42 AM

She is a beauty!

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 12:04 PM

An excellent Woody Ron and fine side on pose on a terrific perch.
Personally I would have tried to remove the light parts of the bg as they draw the eye and distract from a superb bird capture
Richard

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 3:41 PM

Excellent capture, Ron.


Ray

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 5:53 PM

'Superb, Artistic, & Beautiful Imagery!' ~ LEx Wink

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 6:45 PM

A beautiful capture, he's doing a lovely pose for you!
Johanna

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91887 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 7:54 PM

Super inquisitive capture Ron.
Brian.

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UrbaneMagick
9 Sep 2012 - 8:16 PM

imagine having this in your back garden as a regular!!!

beautifully sharp image.

Gareth

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 10:13 PM

she is a beauty indeed and how well you were prepared... to visit your friend with the right gear.
I'm impressed with your choice of lens, you must be an expert stalker Smile

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Glostopcat
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9 Sep 2012 - 11:19 PM

A top quality image Ron, she's a real beauty

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 8:47 AM

Thank you all.
Ron

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FeatherFriend
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10 Sep 2012 - 1:49 PM

Wish I had a neighbour with a garden where these visit Ron, smashing shot with loads of fine detail,
Geoff.

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Brian65
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10 Sep 2012 - 2:54 PM

Cracking shot Ron.
Brian

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Karen_Summers
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10 Sep 2012 - 9:45 PM

lovely shot Ron

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Lillian
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11 Sep 2012 - 4:20 PM

Great shot
and see she is trying to batter the tree here Ron
Lillian

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 4:29 PM

Thanks to all.
Ron

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sparrowhawk
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11 Sep 2012 - 4:40 PM

a stunner of a shot Ron !

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1881
1881  2 India
11 Sep 2012 - 8:09 PM

Vary good shot.


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13 Sep 2012 - 12:10 PM

An extremely impressive close up photograph Ron, which has captured the natural beauty, colour and detail of this rather beautifully posed ' Great Spotted Woodpecker' so very well.

Regards Nathan

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A Booth
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14 Sep 2012 - 7:40 PM

well titled, beautifully recorded, stunning colour and detail.

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