I've got my beady eye on you..

By HobbitDave
Luck shot as he rarely feeds on the window feeder. Taken from indoors thru' plate glass window.

Tags: Woodpecker Greater spotted Wildlife and nature

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whiteswan01 10 13 England
23 Jun 2008 11:59AM
superb shot well captured like the bit of like vingetting

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Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
23 Jun 2008 12:02PM
Superb detail, great capture.
janty66 11 3 England
23 Jun 2008 12:13PM
great close up shot..
Shroomer 11 14 167 England
23 Jun 2008 12:22PM
You have done well to get this, so shy and timid, great shot of him looking at you looking at him
HenB 10 2
23 Jun 2008 12:25PM
Good close up and detail through glass
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
23 Jun 2008 12:57PM
Great detail, lovely shot Stace
BEVZED 11 1.1k United Kingdom
23 Jun 2008 11:29PM
Wow! Super detail, how envious am I Sad
Well captured Smile
24 Jun 2008 10:16AM
Don't be envious Bev, your wildlife shots are way better than mine!! Interesting that this planet is a small place, as I think you live on C****** P****** (?) Believe it or not, I do too, have done for nearly 6 years, and am more of a beginner than you!
What tele lens are you using on your D70 for wildlife? It's a cracker, whatever it is. (Sigma f4?, Canon L?). I've only just joined this forum, will have to explore the e2 options soon. Dave.
BEVZED 11 1.1k United Kingdom
24 Jun 2008 12:34PM
You must be on the other side then Dave! I see these blighters through the walnut tree and can hear them most days but blowed if I can catch one on cameraSad
Sigma 70-300 (cheaper version), sometimes with a 1.4 converter(?), nikon 18-200VR, 50m 'prime' & nikon 18-70. Haven't a clue what 'f' cos I'm a right numptySmile
24 Jun 2008 12:58PM
Among the others, your skylark pic and the Adonis blue are seriously cool, Bev. Numpty indeed! They knock spots off many pro shots! My philosophy at sixty-something is that if you can get a cracking sharp shot, does it matter a lot what lens/f-number/shutter-speed etc we are using?? The final pictures say it all. Nice to know there are at leaset 2 serious woodpecker picture-takers on CP :o)
I use a Sigma 18-50 EX (bargain find on ebay..), an older and cheaper Canon 75-300 IS, and a wacky little Zeiss Flektogon 35mm f2.4 from the 60s with an adapter for a prime sometimes, the latter is the best fun of all of them but takes a lot of patience in manual mode. When the occasional pics are set right they really rock, especially macro ones! Sharper than today's lenses often :o) Dave.
P.S. I had a crack at the CP field egrets earlier this year - but flat-out 300mm as they were quite far away, didn't do them full justice. Some not bad though for the distance. Am learning slowly!
mars 10 England
24 Jun 2008 1:53PM
Excellent capture.

Zac 8 2 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2009 11:50AM
What a picture! I love the composition of this shot and it really captures this bird well. Awesome keep it going

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