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A full frame capture of a wild male Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) poised for flight, against a background of Spring foliage in our garden last year.

Many thanks for your very generous support of my Red Squirrel upload, with special thanks to Annette(annette38), Gary (gary_d) and Jacky (jackyp) for their User Awards - gratefully received and highly appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:3 Jul 2013 - 7:26 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Poised for Flight
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:7 Mar 2014 - 5:50 PM
Tags:Bird, Dendrocopos major, Flight, Foliage, Full frame, Garden, Great spotted woodpecker, Male, Poised, Spring, Wildlife / nature
Votes:40

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Myathebirdwatcher999
Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 - 5:56 PM

Brilliant sharp shot

MyaGrin

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2014 - 6:00 PM

Simply gorgeous…… so well done Sylvia.

Trev

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2188 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2014 - 6:21 PM

Such a cutie Sylvia, great capture

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viscostatic
7 Mar 2014 - 6:54 PM

Great nature photograph Sylvia.

Phil.

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AlexAppleby
7 Mar 2014 - 6:57 PM

Amazingly beautiful colour, and great detail in the woodpecker. Excellent shot.

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2014 - 7:23 PM

Delightful detail both in the bird and its perch…and all going on the diagonal which gives a sense of anticipation…

Mike

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Ted447
Ted447 e2 Member 157 forum postsTed447 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2014 - 7:25 PM

Very nice image. Ted. GrinGrin

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 - 7:53 PM

Well captured.

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2014 - 7:59 PM

Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2014 - 9:28 PM

Glad to make this stunning shot 30..Lin

Last Modified By sweetpea62 at 7 Mar 2014 - 9:28 PM

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2014 - 11:31 PM

A wonderful nature shot Sylvia, you've caught this handsome bird in some excellent light and he's striking quite a pose for you

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AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
7 Mar 2014 - 11:41 PM

You are excelling yourself with every image better than the last. Ann.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6533 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2014 - 12:26 AM


Quote: You are excelling yourself with every image better than the last. Ann.

So very true, this is perfect. - gary

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