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A full frame capture of a Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) doing a pole-dancing act on a rusty feeder pole in our garden. Taken in late afternoon sunlight last Summer against a background of an ornamental Japanese willow tree.

Many thanks for your generous support of my last upload - really appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:11 Jul 2013 - 4:24 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/6400sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Rusty Pole Dancer!
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:8 Feb 2014 - 11:14 AM
Tags:Bird, Dancer, Dendrocopos major, Garden, Great spotted woodpecker, Japanese willow tree, Pole, Rusty, Summer, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:40

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2014 - 12:06 PM

A really stunning bird capture, the pose, the light and the back drop are All perfect, great photography

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
8 Feb 2014 - 12:15 PM

Great image. The light's beautiful. Lovely catch-light.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2014 - 12:33 PM

A bird on a rusty pole, this is bound to capture Mikbee's imagination!!!WinkGrin You've caught this handsome woody in some wonderful warm light

Last Modified By Glostopcat at 8 Feb 2014 - 12:33 PM

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2014 - 12:41 PM

Excellent light and detail.

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2014 - 12:42 PM

Superb light and a very different but nice perch…. love it Sylvia.

Trev

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2014 - 1:47 PM

A fine bit of rust.
A bit disappointed to see the wrong kind off bird on it though !!
Mick.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2014 - 1:50 PM

He will have a daddy of a surprise if he starts trying to peck that pole !!!!!!!GrinGrin
Ron

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6228 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2014 - 2:15 PM


Quote: A fine bit of rust.
A bit disappointed to see the wrong kind off bird on it though !!
Mick.

Sorry Mick - will try to do better next time WinkTongue

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2014 - 4:59 PM

great shot Sylvia

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2014 - 5:08 PM

Did you hide some ironworm in there, I mean the kind that provides holy rust for Mick Bee?
it is a lovely capture and a most unusual perch for sure!

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Myathebirdwatcher999
Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2014 - 7:44 PM

Great shot

MyaGrin

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viscostatic
12 Feb 2014 - 8:01 PM

Excellent.

Phil.

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