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The GSW (dendrocops major)
A visit to one that has been on the file for a wee while. Thought I might use him as I have not been out so much lately.
This is one that kindly visited my back garden for a few days. Not seen him since but I live in hope !!!
Many many thanks to all for the c/c's on the merganser. Very gratiyfying
Ron

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:500.0 mm f/4.0
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Dec 2012 - 12:19 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Great Spotted Woodpecker
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:13 Jun 2013 - 3:05 PM
Tags:Birds, Garden, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:81
Voters:sparrowhawk · ColleenA · leontari · timjnngs · PattiW · NaturesHaven · senn · barbarahirst · DicksPics · Arty · User_Removed · taggart · lonely_oryx · Derek_Fearn · Holmewood · M_squared · johnjo58 · DerekL · FeatherFriend · Badgerfred · ali63 · franken · Hermanus · CarolG · christinecilia · annettep38 · GeorgePlatis · Graham_P · Nigel_95 · Cliff1944 · sawsengee · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · JuBarney · jamesmoorephotography · Niknut · Geofferz · odiefoxydog · Paintman · Ade_Osman · pollisher · nrudge · Mike_Smith · pluckyfilly · richmowil · gaza1957 · tomcat · MalcolmM · helenlinda · Alan_Baseley · ChrisWallace · Daisymaye · bobsblues · DonMc · nobby1 · bricurtis · Louise_Morris · Eastlands · cabbie · PaulLiley · KBan · goso · fentiger · mex · Joline · hasslebladuk · PhillipMinnis · jasonrwl · jaktis · Snapitt · ValSaxby · Glostopcat · Kim Walton · Brian65 · Philip_P · dawnmichelle · Greyheron · A Booth · NeilWigan · accipiter · maratsuikka · pamelajean ·
Views:225
Unique Views:106

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2270 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 3:14 PM

Well presented, superb capture

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leontari
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13 Jun 2013 - 3:21 PM

Superb capture , great detail and lovely colour.
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PattiW
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13 Jun 2013 - 3:25 PM

Fantastic capture and excellent image. Love it! God bless, Patti

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13 Jun 2013 - 3:35 PM

fantastic pose, excellent capture Ron

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13 Jun 2013 - 3:36 PM

A crisp and well detailed image, Ron!

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13 Jun 2013 - 3:39 PM

Love the colors and focus in this fantastic image!

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lonely_oryx
13 Jun 2013 - 3:43 PM

Beautiful feather detail

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M_squared
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13 Jun 2013 - 3:52 PM

Beautiful tones.

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johnjo58
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13 Jun 2013 - 3:53 PM

Great catch light and feather detail Ron
David

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FeatherFriend
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13 Jun 2013 - 3:58 PM

Cracking shot Ron, fab detail, colour and pose, wish one would visit my back garden Wink
Geoff.

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13 Jun 2013 - 4:04 PM

Super image Ron, excellent colour and detail,
Fred.

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ali63
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13 Jun 2013 - 4:16 PM

Stunning shot,

Ali

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franken
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13 Jun 2013 - 4:18 PM

Superb capture Ron.


Ken

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
13 Jun 2013 - 4:18 PM

A lovely capture Ron !! Excellent Smile

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CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 4:22 PM

A fine capture, Ron. Carol

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13 Jun 2013 - 4:25 PM

lovely capture well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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13 Jun 2013 - 4:26 PM

a lovely pose. Do you do stalking courses? yet have to get a beautiful capture like that!

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13 Jun 2013 - 4:47 PM

Beautiful portrait !

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13 Jun 2013 - 5:12 PM

splendid portrait with lovely colours, sharp focus & bokeh background......glad to be the 30th voter Smile

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13 Jun 2013 - 5:22 PM

A superb shot
Ju

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13 Jun 2013 - 5:42 PM

Great capture............ Geoff

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Mike_Smith
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13 Jun 2013 - 6:55 PM

Hi Ron , what a cracking Woody shot

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pluckyfilly
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13 Jun 2013 - 6:59 PM

thats cos he has come to my placeWink brilliant shot Ron

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13 Jun 2013 - 7:08 PM

Super detail and colour in this fine image!!

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13 Jun 2013 - 7:58 PM

Looks about perfect to me Ron

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13 Jun 2013 - 8:08 PM

Very well captured SmileSmile
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ChrisWallace
13 Jun 2013 - 8:16 PM

Lovely image Ron

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13 Jun 2013 - 8:20 PM

A lovely capture Ron......Sandy

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bricurtis
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13 Jun 2013 - 9:12 PM

Excellent plumage detail Ron - lucky you getting it in the garden.
Brian.

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Louise_Morris
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13 Jun 2013 - 9:17 PM

Excellent capture Ron - he's a beauty, or rather I should say, he's handsome!! GrinGrin Lou

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13 Jun 2013 - 9:44 PM

Superb shot Ron. Paul

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Joline
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14 Jun 2013 - 11:05 AM

I hope he will come back to your garden, he is a handsome specimen. What wonderful color and details.

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14 Jun 2013 - 12:01 PM

Top shot Ron excellent detail
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14 Jun 2013 - 7:09 PM

Well captured

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14 Jun 2013 - 10:40 PM

Superb image Ron. Excellent detail.

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15 Jun 2013 - 4:28 PM

A tremendous image of this handsome bird Ron, I'm surprised this one has remained on the hard drive for so long

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Maiwand
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15 Jun 2013 - 8:29 PM

Thanks very much indeed everyone.
Ron

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16 Jun 2013 - 12:53 PM

Fantastic image Ron.
Brian

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18 Jun 2013 - 2:37 PM

beautifully coloured bird in a classic pose which has been well captured composed and presented.

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21 Jun 2013 - 5:26 PM

Excellent bird portrait with interesting background color. A

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