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Greater Spotted Woodpecker

By Alec1
A regular visitor to our garden this time he stopped by for a drink.

Tags: Birds Greater spotted woodpecker Wildlife and nature

Voters: Pegon, ringyneck, skoffs and 8 more

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Overread 9 4.1k 19 England
12 Jul 2008 4:08PM
A very good photo - really like the sharp eye that you have focused on. The background is a shows the bright conditions that you were shooting in and you have exposed the shot well for this - the bird looks great.
I might suggest, as the light is not naturally falling on your subject, that if you get another try at this you could use the flash to fill in some light and get more details out of his black wings. If you only have a popup flahs and no proper flash (with diffuser) then use the popup - to remove the harsh and strong light from the shot use a bit of folded toilet paper (the soft white kind, not that cardboard in schools Wink) and hold that infront of the flash (some tape, elastic band - something to hold it in place) and then shoot. The toilet rol

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Pegon 12 78 1 England
12 Jul 2008 4:24PM
Well caught, a good shot. If you have Photoshop, the shadow/highlight filter might just lift the shadows a bit.
vandalp 10
12 Jul 2008 7:48PM
I love this shot Alec. Vanda
gerrymac 10 10 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2008 5:43PM
Nice capture..I agree a bit juggle with contrast etc will help it
17 Aug 2008 8:05PM
Excellent capture,well done.

thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
24 Aug 2008 7:33PM
Excellent shot of the woodpecker,that's some good advice you've been given by overread,i think i'll right it down myself,thanks overread.take care,AnnSmile

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