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Great Spotted Woodpecker

By Maiwand
The Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopus Major)
Not seen too many of these this year so I was rather pleased to bag this one a couple of days ago.By the look of that great red cap he is very much a juvenile. I quite like the shot but unfortunately he was posed in a rather shaded area and although I would have liked to get just a tad more light on him it just would not happen.
I hope you will like him.
My grateful thanks, as ever,for the very generous c/c's given to the Otter. Many thanks.


Tags: Birds Wildlife and nature Maiwand

Voters: PhilT2, CarolG, trevaze and 52 more

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
6 Jun 2014 3:08PM
A wonderful image, Ron, he looks plump Smile Carol

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6 Jun 2014 3:13PM
Nice and clear looking very relaxed Noted the catch light in the eye! I have had at least one or two every week in my garden until the nuthatches decided to nest in one of my nest boxes. These aggressive little blighters kept on attacking the wood peckers so they went somewhere else. Good picture.
Regards Trevor GrinGrinGrinGrin
6 Jun 2014 3:20PM
Fine image Ron, they can't be in the light all the time,
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2014 3:27PM
Wonderful wildlife capture, Ron.

Pollyjc 4 5 England
6 Jun 2014 3:33PM
Lovely shot Ron! we have lots in our garden & Im constantly trying to get a sharp image of one Sad I'm green with envy.... Wink watched the adult feeding the juvenile on my cherry tree trunk yesterday but was so mesmerised I forgot the camera Sad

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
6 Jun 2014 3:48PM
A great spot, this great spotted WP

Also a wekk made image!
ukgubbi 6 5 India
6 Jun 2014 3:52PM
Very pretty.
Great capture Ron,had 3 or 4 in the garden this year which is nice to see.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2014 4:33PM
A pin sharp and beautifully posed capture showing this beautiful bird at its very best.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
phil_j 12 134 4 England
6 Jun 2014 5:07PM
saw my first young GSW's at the weekend as well Ron, lovely shot.
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2014 5:13PM
A wonderful capture with difficult light conditions, Ron.

I love him, great capture. Smile

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
6 Jun 2014 8:44PM
Got to take them as they come Ron - looks natural to me.
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2014 9:27PM
Splendid shot
6 Jun 2014 9:40PM
Excellent shot..Lin
6 Jun 2014 10:02PM
I like him very much Ron. Cathy
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
7 Jun 2014 1:27AM
Great capture Ron. Good detail.
7 Jun 2014 7:03AM
Light. The photographer's friend - or - nemisis, Ron..?!
It's still a good image and definitely a juvenile.
Well done for capturing him.

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2014 11:17AM
Nicely captured RonSmile
7 Jun 2014 3:44PM
Great shot Ron!!!WinkSmileGrinTongue
Excellent Birding , Ron ! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
7 Jun 2014 8:02PM
A fine shot of this handsome young fellow Ron, he's posing very nicely for you
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
8 Jun 2014 6:48AM
A great diagonal with the treebranch

FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
8 Jun 2014 1:03PM

Quote:Got to take them as they come Ron - looks natural to me.

Quote:Got to take them as they come Ron - looks natural to me.

Couldn't agree more Ron, lovely natural wildlife shot,
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
8 Jun 2014 2:54PM
Thanks Geoff and every one.
Mike_Smith Plus
10 482 1 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2014 5:15PM
Yes i agree Ron its a juvenile, and a superb capture too. These birds are what attracted me to the wetlands a couple of years ago, and now i am a member and visit regular
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2014 8:09PM
A real pleasure to make the 50th vote here
a lovely shot Ron
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2014 10:13PM
Lovely natural shot Ron, where I got they nearly sit on the lens, most of the time I cut the tail offTongueTongueTongueSmileSmileSmile
senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
14 Jun 2014 9:00AM
great take despite hard light condition
23 Jun 2014 9:03AM
Tough lighting here and you have done very well indeed. A

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