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By AndrewCee
A closer look at our friendly Woodpecker... A bit of a cheat as we've seen our friend before, however I like the detail in the feathers, the claws, and the eye too. I what others think? Should one stick with shooting the whole bird, or do shots close in work too?


Tags: Birds Garden Great spotted woodpecker Wildlife and nature

Voters: mauriceegan, Andrea16, nobby2sheds and 14 more

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reaper4252 6 2 9 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2013 9:48PM
Whole bird or works OK for me. Cracking shot of the male Great Spotted variety
I have a female that comes to our fat balls, but can't as close as your 500
The detail you have here is superb

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AndrewCee 4 2 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2013 9:52PM
I started out last year with the long lenses, this shot being taken with a 'slightly worn' 500mm f4 manual focus. I've a 600mm auto now, with which I took the Red Kite shot. All good fun!
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
16 Jan 2013 10:16PM
Excellent close-up shot,very well done,
cazzycool 9 8 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2013 11:24PM
I like the close up, nice shot. Can anyone tell me why my 70-300 USM IS lens now has a very stiff focussing ring, so that I can autofocus but manual focussing is difficult (I badly need a better lens) but this is frustrating in the extreme, lens is Canon, driving me nuts normally!
AndrewCee 4 2 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 10:10AM
The one time I had a 'stiff lens' was thanks to me dropping my 14-24 f2.8 Nikon zoom at the top of Blackpool Tower. It was still sharp, but the zoom ring was next to impossible to turn. I wonder, if your lens has not been dropped, bashed or similar, has it got condensation inside, got damp or similar? Struggling to help, sorry.

17 Jan 2013 11:23AM
Top-class image. Well captured.
I love a good, tight image. SmileSmile
Meheecho 5 275 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 2:45PM
Superb image

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