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Male Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)

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One of the several Great Spotted Woodpeckers (Dendrocopos major) that frequent our garden. Taken at the end of October against a background of red and green foliage.

Many thanks for your support of my last upload - much appreciated as always Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:30 Oct 2012 - 1:46 PM
Focal Length:700mm 8.1m from subject tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Male Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:2 Dec 2012 - 11:17 AM
Tags:Bird, Dendrocopos major, Foliage, Great spotted woodpecker, Green, Gsw, Male, Red, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:48

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 11:33 AM

A GSW of the very highest quality Sylvia. Crisp and sharp with superb detail in the plumage.Grin
Ron

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 12:33 PM

Beautifully taken image Sylvia...

Mike

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editfmah
editfmah  5
2 Dec 2012 - 1:18 PM

That is a lovely picture, love the vibrant background too.

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 1:38 PM

First class image Sylvia, superb tones and detail
Richard

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 1:53 PM

An image of exceptional quality Sylvia, the detail, colours and clarity in the plumage are first class, and you've yet another totally natural background to die for. Who needs a groundsheet from Next or Debenhams rigged up to provide a backdrop!Wink

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 2:46 PM

Another corking shot Sylvia
Love that backdrop

If I was to offer any critique, it would be that the white wing feathers are a tad overdone - but that's just me nit pickingTongueWink

Adrian

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
2 Dec 2012 - 2:53 PM

Very good shot, Sylvia.
Tony

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 3:23 PM

Great light, great bird and great background = great photo Sylvia
David

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 3:27 PM


Quote: Another corking shot Sylvia
Love that backdrop

If I was to offer any critique, it would be that the white wing feathers are a tad overdone - but that's just me nit pickingTongueWink

Adrian

Thanks Adrian - it is all in a viewpoint Wink All I can say in defence of the white wing feathers is that they did not show up as blown in the RAW editor and show plenty of detail on my monitors, but I appreciate that displays vary. Critique is always welcomed though Smile
Sylvia

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 3:30 PM

Beautiful shot Sylvia!! have only been back a few hours and i LOVE the fact that all the old names are still here!! hope you are well x x

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
2 Dec 2012 - 3:31 PM

Top notch shot Sylvia.
Brian

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 3:52 PM

A beautiful representant of his species.
Johanna

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 5:45 PM

OMG that's good Sylvia, excellent detail and very envious of that BG TongueWink Still !!!!

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 6:59 PM

Super shot with a fab. background.
Ju

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 10:24 PM

nice bouquet in the b/g to compliment the superb woody pic

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