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Great Spotted Woodpecker

By Mike_Smith
Thank you for all the C & Cs on my previous picture, appreciated as always. Today i have a Great Spotted Woodpecker, one of my most favorite of birds, i have cropped it in to almost a square to do it more justice

About blackbird-sized and striking black-and-white. It has a very distinctive bouncing flight and spends most of its time clinging to tree trunks and branches, often trying to hide on the side away from the observer. Its presence is often announced by its loud call or by its distinctive spring 'drumming' display. The male has a distinctive red patch on the back of the head and young birds have a red crown.

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cazzycool 9 8 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2013 4:29PM
Fabulous shot, lots of detail and colour.

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ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2013 4:35PM
Brilliant capture Mike,

Ali Smile
3 Nov 2013 4:43PM
It is one of my favourite birds too but in many years at our country place I have only seen on once (no camera with me, of course). Beautiful shot.

8 10 10 England
3 Nov 2013 4:45PM
The detail and colour is superb.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2013 4:47PM
One of the best GSW images that I have come across this year Mike. Stunning clarity, colour and depth...

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
3 Nov 2013 4:51PM
Excellent Mike, great pose captured,
3 Nov 2013 5:02PM
Beautiful capture with great details, Mike!
Well captured. Great image.
Good capture.
Cracking shot, Alex. Superb detail.
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2013 5:36PM
Magnificent image with great detail. Peter.
Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 5 8 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2013 5:51PM
Great shot with brilliant detail

super capture. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
3 Nov 2013 6:08PM
This is pure quality Mike. - gary
3 Nov 2013 6:14PM
cracking close up great shot Mike
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2013 6:14PM
So well captured for the look and good feather detail Mike
great shot
yes, am on 6th external drive!!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
3 Nov 2013 6:19PM
A cracking capture Mike, you've really nailed this one
3 Nov 2013 6:20PM
Super capture Mike.

Jenny Smile
ColleenA Plus
5 355 5 Australia
3 Nov 2013 6:28PM

Quote:This is pure quality Mike. - gary

Quote:The detail and colour is superb.

Great photography Mike
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2013 6:46PM
Good colour detail Mike and an excellent eye

Trev_B 11 151 68 England
3 Nov 2013 7:04PM
Well done Mike, a really good GSW.

Mike_S 6 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2013 7:11PM
What a superb shot Mike.

JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2013 7:23PM
A superb capture.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
3 Nov 2013 7:28PM
They surely are great birds Mike. I think they must run a close second to the Kingfisher as the most photographed native bird.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
capto Plus
5 5.0k 8 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2013 7:50PM
Beautiful quality.Smile

Very nice capture Smile well done.
6 3 8 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2013 7:52PM
Simply brill!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
DonMc 9 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2013 8:09PM
Another great image Mike!SmileSmileWink
3 Nov 2013 8:32PM
A real beaut image, Mike. Brilliant detail and colour - and I love his pose on the diagonal SmileSmile

dave1967 6 4 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2013 9:21PM
Great shot
Fantastic Mike. Cathy
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
4 Nov 2013 2:08AM
Excellent detailed image.
cheesey 11 2 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2013 3:15AM
Another cracking image mate, very nicely captured.
4 Nov 2013 4:57PM
Fabulous shot and eye contact
6 Nov 2013 8:51PM
A superb capture Mike..Lin
7 Nov 2013 4:22PM
superb shot
30 Nov 2013 2:40PM
Classic image, Mike. Lovely light and detail
Bluewoody 11 2 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2013 7:36PM
Smile a beautiful shot, I love this shot

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