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My Beautiful Tail

By teocali
A wild male Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) taken in our garden a few days ago. I had never appreciated the beautiful patterning and formation of the underside of this bird's tail, as it is usually hidden from view. However, in this shot the pose just enables it to catch the light.

Many thanks for your great support of my last upload and a special thank you to Ron (Maiwand) and David (Craggwildlifephotography) for their much appreciated User Awards Smile

Tags: Wild Male Garden Bird Formation Tail Great spotted woodpecker Underside Dendrocopos major Wildlife and nature

Voters: Eastlands, PhilT2, stuart1963 and 45 more

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cyprytinca 12 1 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2015 11:56AM
Great capture and good detail, Well presented.
PranavMishra 8 52 18 India
2 Apr 2015 12:00PM
ColleenA Plus
8 471 7 Australia
2 Apr 2015 12:00PM
Wow this is a great shot, love the detail of his tail feathers
Mike_Young Plus
14 27 12 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2015 12:18PM
Yes a cracking shot ! showing his lovely tail.
2 Apr 2015 12:33PM
Nicely spotted. Well captured.
Rev2 11 302 2 England
2 Apr 2015 12:43PM
Joline Plus
14 30 59 United States
2 Apr 2015 12:58PM
What an excellent shot of this fine bird. You have shown the details beautifully.
2 Apr 2015 12:59PM
Super pecker shot!
Always a great bird in the gardenSmile
helenlinda Plus
13 374 22 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2015 3:07PM
Well deserved GEA - a picture in two parts almost, and the half below the twig shows excellent detail of the tail colours and feathers SmileSmile
2 Apr 2015 4:51PM
Impressive image, gets my award
tonyng 11 11 3 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2015 5:29PM
Quality details
jocas 6 6 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2015 5:29PM
wonderful capture,
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
2 Apr 2015 6:30PM
Brilliant shot Sylvia. I could not agree more with your delight at his tail plumage. The variety and beauty and colours of plumage is one of the aspects of bird photography that I enjoy most.Grin:GrinGrinGrin
TonyDy Plus
12 52 3 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2015 7:23PM
Super shot, Sylvia.
Natureale 7 76 Slovenia
2 Apr 2015 7:49PM
Pecker Cracker! Grin
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
2 Apr 2015 8:38PM
A terrific image of this handsome bird Sylvia, you've captured some marvellous detail in the plumage
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 51 England
2 Apr 2015 8:54PM
A superb capture Sylvia - it's a great pose - not seen the tail detail on show like that before. Lucky you having it as a garden visitor.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2015 9:25PM
A splendid shot and terrific title.
hasslebladuk 11 1 6 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2015 11:09AM
Great shot
4 Apr 2015 3:58PM
Superb shot!

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