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Had this shot for weeks dunno why I kept it till now but it was difficult deciding the best image from several I guess! thanks for all c/c's on yesterdays upload, I am truly grateful

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 500 prime
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Great Spotted Woodpecker
Username:pluckyfilly pluckyfilly
Uploaded:24 Oct 2009 - 10:22 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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King0
King0  8
24 Oct 2009 - 10:31 AM

nice shot - well captured

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Imagephotographics

Excellent shot indeed.

Chris

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Artangel
Artangel  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2009 - 10:39 AM

So glad you shared this, just lovely. Great capture, crisp detail.

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2009 - 10:42 AM

Superb ... such clarity thanks for sharing Colin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2009 - 10:47 AM

Absolutely perfect. Carol

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Douglas_George
24 Oct 2009 - 10:52 AM

Wonderful capture Ann, well done.

Dougie.

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mudge
mudge e2 Member 1250 forum postsmudge vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2009 - 10:55 AM

Great detail

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2009 - 10:55 AM

a real stunner

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Malty
Malty  5 England
24 Oct 2009 - 10:56 AM

Excellent detailed capture - well taken!

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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
24 Oct 2009 - 10:58 AM

Nice work again Ann.
Paul

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somnathchatterjee

a crystal clear image, very well taken.

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2009 - 11:07 AM

Stunning capture,wonderful sharp detail & love the BG !! Very well spotted and taken image....

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GalleryGirl
24 Oct 2009 - 11:27 AM

Fab shot Ann. Well done.

Marilyn x

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2009 - 11:33 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Top class capture Ann. I wonder if , since the focus and quality on the GSW is so good, it might benefit from a closer crop ?. Remove a bit of BG behind the trunk on the left and take off some empty space top and bottom. Not too much mind. That would have the effect of moving the bird off centre and giving him a lot more prominence in the frame. He deserves it..
Just my opinion and you may have already considered this.
Ron

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goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2009 - 12:05 PM

First class Ann - good work...Bill

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2009 - 12:12 PM

Another first class image, Ann, the detail - especially viewed large - is spot-on. Brilliant work.
TrevB Smile

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MikefromEbbw
24 Oct 2009 - 12:35 PM

WOW Anne this is a stunner fair play.Nice work!

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6249 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2009 - 1:01 PM

Truly excellent GSW capture Ann - great exposure, colours and detail and in such a classic pose. Must say I have to agree with Ron re possible cropping.
Sylvia

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2009 - 1:40 PM

Lovely sharp detail and DOF, a real nice one Ann.
Fran

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2009 - 1:57 PM

A pin sharp capture Ann, such great work.
Bob

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2009 - 2:03 PM

Lovely, well detailed image.
Joan.

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susanbarton
24 Oct 2009 - 2:35 PM

well caught nice clear image with lots of detail

Susan

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95930 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2009 - 3:04 PM

just catching up again Ann Smile

You captured a fine glint in the eye


Adrian

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2009 - 3:23 PM

Great image Ann... lovely detail and colour.. I agree maybe a closer crop?

Jon

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User_Removed
24 Oct 2009 - 3:29 PM

Another lovely image Ann.

Dave

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ChrisWallace
24 Oct 2009 - 3:36 PM

Nice one Ann, good work
Chris

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2009 - 3:44 PM

Very good shot and some excellent advice from Ron

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GalleryGirl
24 Oct 2009 - 4:50 PM

Very nice work here Ann. He's gorgeous!

Marilyn x

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lammie
lammie  9
24 Oct 2009 - 4:58 PM

well captured, a very nice image.

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Mike_Young
24 Oct 2009 - 5:15 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Super shot Ann, but if I may be so bold, take a small amount from the RHS and a similar amount from the bottom, this will do three things.
1. It will put the birds eye exactly on the intersection of the thirds.
2. It takes the bird off centre.
3. It will remove the light blob at bottom RHS and the light bit of twig sticking out from the lower trunk.
Very small changes but IMHO ones that lift the image another level.

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fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2009 - 7:08 PM

Absolute stunner.

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HobbitDave
24 Oct 2009 - 7:09 PM

Now there's a cracker. Ann. Superb. And you reckon my Sigma 600mm is sharp? That is a top shot - have short-listed it.
Dave

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KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2009 - 7:23 PM

tis a beauty Ann
keith

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Alan_Baseley
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24 Oct 2009 - 7:48 PM

Superb capture,
Alan

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BillM
BillM  7 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2009 - 8:34 PM

An excellent shot. great detail.
BillM.

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JosephLP
JosephLP Junior Member 5
24 Oct 2009 - 10:01 PM

Well captured
Joseph

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stefedesign
24 Oct 2009 - 10:30 PM

brilliant colour against the almost monochrome woods behind

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2009 - 8:34 AM

Sound advice about the 1/3rds Ann and a superb woody capture
Richard

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2009 - 9:13 AM

This shows you are making great strides in your photography

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2009 - 9:48 AM


Quote: This shows you are making great strides in your photography

I totally agree! You really have improved, Ann, & you are to be commended for being so determined to achieve the standeards you'd set for yourself. Well done.
Terry

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photophantom
photophantom e2 Member 6108 forum postsphotophantom vcard Philippines3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2009 - 11:29 AM

cracker!

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2009 - 8:29 PM

An excellent image Ann, your wildlife/nature photography has come on in leaps and bounds since I was last on this site

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brianhaslam
2 Nov 2009 - 5:55 PM

Does stand out from the background.

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