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A full frame capture of a "teenage" Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major), taken in the garden the other day. This must be one of the second brood fledged this year, as you can still see the vestiges of the red juvenile crown feathers. The tail has some growing to do too!

Many thanks for your comments on yesterday's upload - always appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:7 Oct 2012 - 5:03 PM
Focal Length:700mm 8.7m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Teenage GSW
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:16 Oct 2012 - 9:57 AM
Tags:Bird, Dendrocopos major, Garden, Great spotted woodpecker, Juvenile, Teenager, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:30
Voters:stokesy · barbarahirst · MalcolmM · MattB1987 · ringyneck · Chrisjaz · Pete · Richsr · NaturesHaven · CarolG · RonnieAG · johnjo58 · M_squared · Big_Beavis · Maiwand · christinecilia · colin beeley · Ade_Osman · andylea · Niknut · Hazelmouse · Paintman · pluckyfilly · Alan_Baseley · cabbie · bricurtis · JohnoP · bagman · Glostopcat · Greyheron ·
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Unique Views:45

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2012 - 10:01 AM

... and isnt he a handsome one

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ringyneck
ringyneck  8308 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2012 - 10:11 AM

ha ha...love the "hair"...youngsters - always experimenting.

Nice one
keith

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Chrisjaz
Chrisjaz  3 France
16 Oct 2012 - 10:16 AM

Super shot look like he has a personality !!

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2012 - 10:37 AM

Like the pose and feathers details and colours
Regards Richard

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3275 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2012 - 10:46 AM

Teenager..........The Difficult Years............TongueTongueTongueTongue

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16 Oct 2012 - 11:03 AM

A real beauty, Sylvia. Carol

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5146 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2012 - 11:14 AM

Fine shot, Sylvia.
Ronnie.

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johnjo58
johnjo58 Plus Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2012 - 12:30 PM

Wonderful image, great background and feather detail Sylvia
David

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
16 Oct 2012 - 12:44 PM

Lovely.
Looks like a bit of a 'teenager pose', too. SmileSmile

Last Modified By M_squared at 16 Oct 2012 - 12:45 PM

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2012 - 1:59 PM

Excellent sharp and well exposed capture of the GSW Sylvia. Perfect BG.GrinGrinTongue
Ron

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christinecilia
christinecilia Plus Member 3christinecilia vcard England
16 Oct 2012 - 3:58 PM

lovely capture like from me.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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colin beeley
colin beeley Plus Member 121089 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2012 - 4:38 PM

nice gsw with a very nice bg Wink

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Ade_Osman Plus Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2012 - 4:45 PM

Wanna swap gardens for a week Sylvia? Wink Good solid capture here, just wish they'd come into my garden Sad

Ade

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pluckyfilly Plus Member 8325 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2012 - 6:28 PM


Quote: Wanna swap gardens for a week Sylvia? Wink Good solid capture here, just wish they'd come into my garden Sad

Ade

my thoughts precisely, beautiful picture

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91942 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2012 - 8:00 PM

Super inquisitive pose Sylvia and I like the two tone head plumage.
Brian.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 8248 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2012 - 11:29 PM

A fine shot of this handsome juvenile, he looks very alert and attentive.
Quote: Wanna swap gardens for a week Sylvia? Wink Good solid capture here, just wish they'd come into my garden Sad

Ade

Why on earth would Sylvia want to swap the peace and quiet of the countryside for the delights of suburban Bristol and your nosey neighbours Ade?!Wink

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Greyheron
Greyheron Plus Member 13277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2012 - 2:07 PM

Terrific work Sylvia - you can certainly see the youthful attitude coming through Wink

Mike

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