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A male Great Spotted Woodpecker(Dendrocopos major). taken in the garden yesterday evening, against a background of newly emerged pink Japanese Acer leaves.

Many thanks for your C&Cs for my last upload - very much appreciated as always Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:7 May 2013 - 6:16 PM
Focal Length:300mm taken 4.7m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:One Small Step ........
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:8 May 2013 - 3:45 PM
Tags:Bird, Dendrocopos major, Garden, Great spotted woodpecker, Japanese acer, Leaves, Male, Pink, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:58

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franken
franken e2 Member 112919 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 3:51 PM

A beautiful and well presented wildlife image.

Ken

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 4:04 PM

The bird is obviously centre stage but what a beautiful background. - gary

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NaturesHaven
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8 May 2013 - 4:07 PM

Nice background...............GrinGrinGrin

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Bzox
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8 May 2013 - 4:17 PM

Great image, sharp with beautiful color and exceptional background.

Zoran

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 4:25 PM

Superb image Sylvia.amazing shotGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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mugshotmyk
8 May 2013 - 4:36 PM

Lovely to see, I'm envious. Nice image too.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 4:36 PM

he knew where to pose for you didnt he ?

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12276 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 4:37 PM

Superb camerawork Sylvia...

Mike

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7100 forum postsTrev_B vcard England61 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 4:47 PM

A backdrop to die for Sylvia and the Woody is a handsome fella tooWink

Trev

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 4:56 PM

Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 2M_squared vcard United Kingdom
8 May 2013 - 4:59 PM

Pin-sharp image. 3D. Great bg. Well captured.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 5:28 PM

Delightful capture and well deserved GEA SmileSmile
Helen

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 5:35 PM

A cracking shot Sylvia, the background sets this handsome bird off perfectly

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tomcat
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8 May 2013 - 7:36 PM

Top shot Sylvia

I'm backSmile

Adrian

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
8 May 2013 - 8:02 PM

Fantastic shot. Love the background

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 3johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 8:15 PM

Wonderful photo in every aspect, especially like the background and composition
Davis

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4395 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 8:19 PM

Great shot !!!!!!

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81873 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 9:48 PM

Excellent capture Sylvia in what appears to be very bright light. Caught the moment with that foot.Smile
Well done on the GEA.
Brian.

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Lillian
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9 May 2013 - 7:29 AM

Great shot, and so well enhanced
with that background
Lillian

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Ray42
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9 May 2013 - 7:50 AM

An excellent capture

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 32142 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
9 May 2013 - 8:28 PM

Super shot Sylvia - & a perfect title! Lou

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 9:02 PM

Beautifully timed and captured so very well, such lovely colour and excellent detail.
David

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 9:37 PM

Like the claw wave. Top work Silvia.

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom92 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 12:28 PM

Beautiful backdrop to a perfectly sharp subject.

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