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Managed to get my hands on the camera today after returning home late last night and was rewarded by this very shy GSW, who deigned to pose in the garden for me for a brief moment.

Settings:- F/5.6, 1/800sec, ISO200, 420mm, manual, handheld.

Thank you all so much for your C&Cs on my last upload and also for your good wishes and kind thoughts. The trip wasn't an easy one and I will have to go back in mid-April. In the meantime I look forward to catching up with you all. Please forgive me if I click and run. Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:CanonF4L 300mm IS + 1.4x extender
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Great Spotted Woodpecker
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:2 Apr 2009 - 10:44 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
Votes:71
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maryg
maryg e2 Member 566 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 10:45 PM

Such a superbly detailed bird , great colour
Mary

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 8PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 10:48 PM

Awesome capture! And to have him right there in your garden!

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Stenk
Stenk  7 England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 10:50 PM

Great detail and looks pin sharp

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 10:54 PM

Great to have you back Sylvia and what a super shot to start with. Beautifully captured. Well done.
Ron

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KBan
KBan  9456 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 10:57 PM

what a beauty Sylvia, love the pose and detail.
Sorry to nit pick, but it's Great not Greater Spotted Woodpecker.

keith Smile

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MandyD
MandyD e2 Member 516777215 forum postsMandyD vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 10:58 PM

Fabulous image, beautiful detail
Mandy

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 11:06 PM


Quote: What a beauty Sylvia, love the pose and detail.
Sorry to nit pick, but it's Great not Greater Spotted Woodpecker.

keith

Thanks Ken - not nit-picking at all - I like to get things right and will remember this in the future Smile
Sylvia

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 11:07 PM

Good work here, Sylvia. Well done.
Terry

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 11:20 PM

Hi Sylvia, nice to see you back and what a great image to start with!
Superb close up, love the detail and colour. Wish I got these in my garden!
Steve

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fwatts
fwatts  6
2 Apr 2009 - 11:30 PM

stunning photo sylvia well done xxx frank

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 11:38 PM

This is a lovely shot love that splash of red. - gary

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 11:42 PM

What a fantastic capture, such a great pose.
Bob

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2009 - 11:43 PM

Welcome back, just got back myself too from spending time with My Mum who is in a Nursing home in the Midlands.
Good to see you back taking bird shots and this one is a beauty, never get anything like this in our garden.
Hope your trip was not too distressing.
Fran

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2009 - 1:19 AM

Great capture of this woodpecker....Lovely...Sandy

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2009 - 4:58 AM

A fantastic capture, Sylvia. Sorry the trip was not easy for you, but glad you are back. Carol

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iancam
iancam  5 England
3 Apr 2009 - 6:02 AM

Excellent capture and detail
Ian

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Wilmot
Wilmot  6338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2009 - 7:20 AM

Superb image,so well detailed
Steve

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2009 - 8:04 AM

Great capture Sylvia

Jon

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2009 - 8:11 AM

welcome back Sylvia - great picture of the GSW

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gwood
gwood  6 England
3 Apr 2009 - 8:35 AM

Excellent detailed and colourful capture...
Geoff

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2009 - 8:40 AM

Somebody got there before me Sylvia, shame about the great its such a common mistake, but its the bird itself thats the main subject and a cracker at that, love to get this close to one, shy timid you name it . Superb angle and detail, welcome back
Richard

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2009 - 8:53 AM

What a lovely shot with magnificent colour and detail and so tipical pose - welcome back Ina

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Alec1
Alec1  6 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2009 - 10:21 AM

Super detailed shot Sylvia.
Alec

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SoulOfNature
3 Apr 2009 - 10:58 AM

A brilliant capture Sylvia with great detail and colours,wish I had these in the garden.

Jean x

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maratsuikka
3 Apr 2009 - 6:54 PM

Excellent image Sylvia,veryvery good,i like

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2009 - 6:56 PM

Lovely shot and thanks for the info as to how you took the photo
Us bedinners need to see this sort of thing

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microchip
microchip  7 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2009 - 6:58 PM

An excellent shot Sylvia you have captured him superbly,
Alan

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BarbaraB
BarbaraB  953 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Apr 2009 - 7:29 PM

Stunning! Well caught!

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2009 - 7:36 PM

Well taken shot. Super detail and composition.

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Stace
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3 Apr 2009 - 8:20 PM

Superb image

Stace

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hellsbells8868

Stunning detail and focus, wonderful image.

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2009 - 10:56 PM

That is stunning, very well taken.
Dave

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photophantom
3 Apr 2009 - 11:40 PM

brilliant clear shot
Dennis

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2009 - 7:28 AM

Splendid.

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2009 - 1:25 PM

Stunning capture, great detail and colours.

Hugh

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HobbitDave
4 Apr 2009 - 1:57 PM

Cracking shot, sylvia!
Dave

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whiteswan01
4 Apr 2009 - 2:56 PM

what a beauty well captured
Dawn

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RTDS
RTDS  5 Cyprus
4 Apr 2009 - 3:49 PM

Excellent capture.
Awsome details.
Robert

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stuartbailey1963

super shot

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OMG
OMG  551 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2009 - 8:07 PM

A cracking shot with so much detail Sylvia. As others have said you are very lucky to get them in your garden. we sometme get a Green Woodpecker but all he is interested in is pecking our lawn to get the flying ants.

Glad you are back and thanks for taking he time to comment on my gallery.

All the best

Derek

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2009 - 8:46 PM

This is a beauty Sylvia, lovely detail/color and a superb perch, lovely to know you are back safely,
Geoff.

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jgmford
jgmford  7 England
5 Apr 2009 - 6:48 AM

Great detail capture, love the colours. Welcome back, sorry to hear that your trip was not an easy on. Hope all goes well.
Jeff

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harrattp
harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2009 - 5:44 PM

Undoubtably the best GSW I have seen on here. Everything about this image is superb. Congratulations.

Paul

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ForeverSnapping

Brilliant shot, beautiful colour and detail of the woodpecker!!!
Natasha

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Gray_ina
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5 Apr 2009 - 6:57 PM

Good shot with super colour and detail - well done - Graham

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2009 - 9:34 PM

Such a beauty! great birdie image, well done!
Johanna

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6 Apr 2009 - 12:02 PM

stunning shot and birds

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2009 - 9:50 PM

Excellent capture Sylvia,the detail and clarity are superb......................

Tony.

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25 Apr 2009 - 8:44 PM

A real corker, the detail and colours are exceptional

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