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February Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)

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A Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) perching on the rusty handle of an old garden roller. Taken in the garden at the beginning of of the month against a background of mixed hedgerow.

Many thanks for your generous support of my last upload - always really appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4x III
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:5 Feb 2013 - 4:28 PM
Focal Length:420mm taken 8.6m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96321 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2013 - 7:48 PM

It is so different, it is so goodWink

Adrian

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Jenny-D
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26 Feb 2013 - 8:15 PM

Lovely image, great perch Smile

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helenlinda
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26 Feb 2013 - 8:23 PM

Excellent dof and capture Sylvia SmileSmile
Helen

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richmowil
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26 Feb 2013 - 8:48 PM

Super capture!

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8339 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2013 - 10:03 PM

Magical an excellent shot

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johnjo58
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26 Feb 2013 - 10:19 PM

I really like the composition here Sylvia, you have integrated the bird and the environment beautifully. Unusual and imaginative

David

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M_squared
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26 Feb 2013 - 11:22 PM

What a gorgeous image.
Wonderful light. 3D. Speaks of action.
Well captured.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 7:52 AM

What a dear little chappie...
Love the expression you have caught here

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue Plus Member 6144 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 10:16 AM

Very well captured Sylvia, excellent image of this very difficult subject,
very well timed, alert and ready to go.
David

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 2:53 PM

Excellent capture Sylvia Thought for a moment it was the hired help coming to put the roller over the lawn.!!! Wonderful perch.
Ron

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91970 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 7:56 PM

Great perch Sylvia - Love the sharp eye of the GSW - it shows the great shape of the tail off so well too.
Brian.

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brownsilent
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27 Feb 2013 - 8:18 PM

Well spotted! Smile
Johanna

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Mike_Smith
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27 Feb 2013 - 9:47 PM

Wow thats a cracker of a shot

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Glostopcat
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27 Feb 2013 - 10:37 PM

A great spotted woodpecker posing as a roller bird, he ain't fooling no one!Wink What a cracking capture in perfect light Sylvia

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FeatherFriend
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28 Feb 2013 - 12:13 PM

Lovely detailed shot Sylvia and what a perch,
Geoff.

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PhilSingleton
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1 Mar 2013 - 9:40 AM

Super image Sylvia - he seems to have his eye on something - your peanuts probably Wink !! Great composition.
Phil.

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