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Full frame capture of a Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) taken in the garden this evening.

My thanks to you all for your C&Cs on my last upload - always very much appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:2 Jun 2012 - 6:14 PM
Focal Length:700mm 8.7m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:2 Jun 2012 - 10:54 PM
Tags:Bird, Dendrocopos, Garden, Great, Major, Spotted, Wild, Wildlife / nature, Woodpecker
Votes:43
Voters:gary_d · Mike_Smith · cheesey · canonfan · tezquirk · skewey · Terry L · gwynn56 · annettep38 · RonnieAG · buxton · ugly · lostnspace2011 · Ayoob · KBan · bagman · CarolG · mjparmy · Maiwand · WhiteRose1 · lifesnapper · Ade_Osman · tomcat · pluckyfilly · Rev2 · NaturesHaven · andylea · M_squared · Alan_Baseley · JohnoP · Len1950 · MossyOak · MalcolmM · Umberto_Vanni · Glostopcat · mex · JuBarney · Maccas · helenlinda · brownsilent · johnjo58 · SurreyHillsMan · Greyheron ·
Views:133
Unique Views:65

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2012 - 10:56 PM

What a great pose and the image is up to your normal high standard. - gary

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith Plus Member 7222 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2012 - 10:56 PM

Cracking shot

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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
2 Jun 2012 - 11:25 PM

Excellent pose and capture Sylvia.

Paul

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2012 - 11:46 PM

Ome of the best woodpecker shots, really standing out for me as the subject stands out from the b/g so eye catchingly.
Ronnie.

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ugly
ugly Plus Member 7ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2012 - 11:54 PM

A very nice image..
It being taken very well...
Nice tones good DOF very sharp..
Nice light... Well done


Dave

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lostnspace2011
2 Jun 2012 - 11:57 PM

Very nice Sylvia. Love his pose.

I live in hope that i one day will get my 1st woody photo.

Mark

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Ayoob
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3 Jun 2012 - 12:13 AM

Brilliant clarity and wonderful detailed image..........Grin

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8184 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2012 - 5:51 AM

A superb image, Sylvia. Carol

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2012 - 7:38 AM

Lovely sharp and bright shot of the Woodpecker Sylvia. Bright eye and excellent plumage detail.
Ron

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51258 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2012 - 8:00 AM

The shape/composition is excellent, Sylvia. Great pose and capture.

Dave

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2012 - 8:08 AM

Always nice to see this species Sylvia, hope all's ok in your world.....

Ade

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96321 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2012 - 8:12 AM

Right on the money with this fine 'peckerWink

Love the eye Sylvia

Adrian

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pluckyfilly Plus Member 8339 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2012 - 8:18 AM

something is bothering me slightly with the wing area, nit picking really as the pose is one of the best I have ever seen on epz and with a superbly sharp eye makes this shot rather special

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3 Jun 2012 - 8:40 AM

Nice composition..........great focus

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teocali
teocali Plus Member 7345 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2012 - 9:03 AM


Quote: Something is bothering me slightly with the wing area, nit picking really as the pose is one of the best I have ever seen on epz and with a superbly sharp eye makes this shot rather special

Thanks Ann but interested to know what it is that is bothering you in the wing area? Every little helps you know Wink
Sylvia

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MossyOak
MossyOak  3 England15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2012 - 2:18 PM

Superb timing and detailed capture Sylvia. Exposed very well and an outstandingly detailed eye. Love the way you have exposed for the bird and have it set out against a well thought out neutral bg
Richard

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3 Jun 2012 - 2:25 PM

A fantastic capture Sylvia, the dark background works really well and I love the pose

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3 Jun 2012 - 7:05 PM

Super detailed image
Ju

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Maccas
Maccas  5
3 Jun 2012 - 9:10 PM

Superb capture Sylvia,great pose and love the bg.Well done.

Ian

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2012 - 9:58 PM

Very well captured Sylvia - the patterns, detail and colours are excellent SmileSmile
Helen

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brownsilent
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3 Jun 2012 - 10:26 PM

A beautiful pose, great eye contact, nice detail all over - a perfect woody shot!
Johanna

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johnjo58
johnjo58 Plus Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 8:34 AM

A wonderful GSW Sylvia, wonderful timing to get this great pose, ensure and detail are spot on. Top quality work
David

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