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Pose on the Diagonal

By teocali
A full frame (uncropped) capture of a juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) perching on the rusty strut of an old garden roller, against a blurred background of lawn, path and shrubs. I tilted the camera in order to obtain the cross diagonal lines between subject, perch and background. I liked the way the pose illustrates how this bird uses its tail for support, bracing and balance.

Thank you all for your C&Cs on yesterdays upload - your support is always very much appreciated Smile

Tags: Full frame Wild Garden Bird Diagonal Roller Rusty Juvenile Great spotted woodpecker Dendrocopos major Wildlife and nature

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
29 Jul 2013 12:27PM
That does seem an unusually slender 'perch' for this particular bird to have chosen but it has afforded a fine uncluttered shot, and I have to agree with all your own opening remarks up top, Sylvia.
A very fine shot and presentation in every way.

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tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 1:32PM
Crisp and clean Sylvia

He had his eye on somethingWink

29 Jul 2013 1:48PM
Fabulous capture!
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 1:50PM
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
29 Jul 2013 2:20PM
He is back again Sylvia. Looks as if you might have a regular visiter. Superb shot.GrinGrinGrinGrin
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
29 Jul 2013 3:12PM
Another splendid shot Sylvia. Well done. Ann.
super shot . christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
29 Jul 2013 4:41PM
Excellent capture

29 Jul 2013 4:54PM
Well thought through. A great image.
29 Jul 2013 5:08PM
very good capture.
29 Jul 2013 5:32PM
Great pose on that leaning perch well composed image
Regards Brian
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 5:57PM
A splendid shot and great pose
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
29 Jul 2013 6:05PM
Unusual perch but Nice image!! I like it a lot!!
29 Jul 2013 8:46PM
Cracking image Sylvia!, the pose and comp are ideal, same for that lovely blurred background and light, excellent!Smile
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 9:44PM
Plenty of room in the frame and I like that - no need for huge lets see it as is - perfection
Greyheron 16 282 7 England
29 Jul 2013 9:48PM
Just perfect Sylvia...

29 Jul 2013 9:57PM
Great shot
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
30 Jul 2013 4:12PM
Superb image Sylvia - that thin strut really gives the woodpecker the opportunity to show its balancing skills.
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
30 Jul 2013 7:25PM
Excellent photography, love the diagonal composition...well done
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
30 Jul 2013 11:18PM
What a wonderful capture Sylvia, such glorious colours and detail in the plumage and a bright beady eye

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