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A full frame capture of a Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) taken in our garden today against the backdrop of red acer foliage (leaves still hanging in there, amazingly!)

My thanks for your support of my Remembrance Day image, with a special thank you to Gary(gary_d), Dean(WindowonWildlife), Sandy(Daisymaye), Ken(Franken), Shane(Shane_136) and Brian (Brian65) for their User Awards - I was blown away by this response and am truly grateful to you all Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:13 Nov 2013 - 11:56 AM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/4000sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Colour Me Red
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:13 Nov 2013 - 5:35 PM
Tags:Acer, Backdrop, Bird, Dendrocopos major, Foliage, Full frame, Garden, Great spotted woodpecker, Red, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:51

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2013 - 5:37 PM

A beautiful well-timed capture with that BG;
Fancy seeing a moon gazing WP!
Ju

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2013 - 5:44 PM

Great contrast between the beautiful background and the fine captured woodpecker creating a beautiful composition!
George

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gary_d
gary_d  6556 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2013 - 5:50 PM

The photo is stunning and the presentation skillfully done and setting it off perfectely, you get my user award again - gary

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2013 - 6:01 PM

Beautiful image, great pose,

Ali

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England65 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2013 - 6:18 PM

A gorgeous image Julia.

Trev

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2013 - 6:23 PM

Good to see you were able to get out today Sylvia - what a stunning capture Grin

Mike

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2013 - 6:42 PM

Top class capture Sylvia. Sharp as a new pin and excellent POV. What a poser this bird is !!!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2013 - 7:13 PM

A great pose to catch and that wonderful backdrop again. Top marks once more Sylvia! Smile

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Myathebirdwatcher999
Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 2 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 - 8:06 PM

Wow
Great sharp shot

MyaGrinGrin

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91911 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2013 - 8:26 PM

Wonderfully posed Woodpecker Sylvia - I hope those leaves hang on a little bit longer.Smile
Brian.

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dave1967
dave1967 e2 Member 3dave1967 vcard United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 - 9:16 PM

Superb shot great colours
Dave

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2013 - 9:17 PM

What a stunning image Sylvia, the red of the acer makes a wonderful background and the pecker is posing perfectly for you

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42396 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
14 Nov 2013 - 12:26 PM

Stunning Sylvia - simply stunning! Lou

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patri
patri  11 Italy
14 Nov 2013 - 1:42 PM

You have wonderful pictures in your portfolio, they are really stunning!

Patrizia

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 436 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2013 - 2:20 PM

Amazing colour to that backdrop, makes a very striking image.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2013 - 3:18 PM

A perfect pose...great photography

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95951 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2013 - 6:13 PM

First class

Adrian

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PhilSingleton
PhilSingleton e2 Member 2PhilSingleton vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2013 - 5:14 PM

Lovely image Sylvia.

Phil.

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SteveMackay
21 Nov 2013 - 4:07 PM

This is my personal fav GSW image from you to date........it's simply fantastic, Sylvia!!!!!SmileSmileSmile

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