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Male Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)

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A male Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) taken in the garden a couple of days ago. I rather liked his "ready for the off" pose!
Many thanks for your great response to my yesterday's Spring Robin upload, with a special thank you to Fran (Franfoto) for her User Award - all very much appreciated and valued as always Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:700mm 10.1m from subject tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Male Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:14 Apr 2011 - 10:45 AM
Tags:Bird, Dendrocopos-major, Gardenbird, Great, Male, Spotted, Wildbird, Wildlife / nature, Woodpecker
Votes:44

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Wonderful capture - well done !

Chris

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Tom10
Tom10  4
14 Apr 2011 - 11:01 AM

Brilliant pose! and great lighting on the eye and wonderful detail! Top shot!Smile

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2011 - 11:42 AM

What a cracker of a shot - the pose, the exposure, the detail, all spot on.

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2011 - 11:59 AM

fantastic detail sylvia cracking colours and pose a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
14 Apr 2011 - 12:02 PM

Hi Sylvia, looks like hes got his eye on you, great capture regards gray.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2011 - 12:10 PM

Yes he does look as if he's considering the direction of take off.
Splendid detail Sylvia
Helen

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2011 - 12:20 PM

What a super pose, Sylvia, think you caught him just in the nick of timeSmile Carol

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2011 - 12:57 PM

Like the pose and good colours and details you have captured.
Regards Richard

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stokesy
stokesy  3 Scotland
14 Apr 2011 - 1:03 PM

yes this is different as opposed to the tree cimbing very well done, ronnie

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LukeParkinson
14 Apr 2011 - 1:14 PM

A lovely shot.. Well done

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FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2011 - 1:47 PM

Great shot Sylvia, I envy you having one of these visit your garden Sad
Geoff.

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2011 - 2:17 PM

A great capture Sylvia!!! Love the pose... Looking expectantly Smile x x x

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Daisymaye
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14 Apr 2011 - 3:01 PM

A wonderful capture of this great bird Sylvia.......Sandy

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RickFreid
RickFreid  3 United States
14 Apr 2011 - 5:18 PM

Great capture!

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tomcat e2 Member 85834 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2011 - 7:17 PM

Isn't it strange.
There's you using a fl of 700mm & theres me struggling to keep all of a woodie in the frame with 400mmWink

Adrian

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Scuttleatflordon

Tremendous shot pin sharp.
peter

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teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2011 - 9:22 PM


Quote: Isn't it strange.
There's you using a fl of 700mm & theres me struggling to keep all of a woodie in the frame with 400mmWink

Adrian

He appeared amongst the trees 10.1m away from where I was sitting Adrian - thought I had put it in the EXIF details but must have forgotten. Have done it now Wink
Sylvia

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photophantom
15 Apr 2011 - 12:06 AM

Excellent close up Sylvia
Dennis

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2011 - 6:49 AM

A great shot Sylvia

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bricurtis
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15 Apr 2011 - 9:14 PM

Lucky you getting this in the garden - caught in a great pose Sylvia.
Brian.

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16 Apr 2011 - 9:06 PM

great pose and detail is superb

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20 Apr 2011 - 6:02 PM

A fabulous shot Sylvia, I like the way he's posing for you

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