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What a wonderful day, working on getting this photo for months, today is the day with a very obliging Great Spotted Woodpecker. No PS tricks or cloning, pretty much straight out of the camera.

Thanks for taking a look, as always all C&C welcome

David

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:24 Mar 2012 - 9:07 AM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Great Spotted Woodpecker in a reflective mood
Username:johnjo58 johnjo58
Uploaded:24 Mar 2012 - 12:28 PM
Tags:Great spotted woodpecker, Male, Reflection, Wildlife / nature
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Voters:pronabk · JenniCh · RonnieAG · mex · John_Wannop · Daisymaye · christinecilia · LynneJoyce · Greyheron · buxton · Maiwand · WhiteRose1 · colin beeley · csurry · KBan · ecky · ssnowyc · Ade_Osman · NaturesHaven · skewey · TonyDy · Dors-pics · bumbleb3 · MD2009 · POD · franken · JuBarney · Paintman · teocali · nikshot · DaveBartlett · moiral · Mike_Smith · hary60 · Neil-Ludford · stevie · jennialexander · Norfolkboy · john_slevin · Scooby10 · Karrol · LukeParkinson · Terry L · posty57 · Alan_Coles · Alan_Baseley · bricurtis · Karen_Summers · Altruizin · Pete · simons · NDODS · JohnoP · WindowonWildlife · paskinmj · Richsr · Glyn1 · Cor · MossyOak · sparrowhawk · bagman · ourdayphotos · cassiecat ·
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JenniCh
JenniCh  1032 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2012 - 12:43 PM

Absolutely wonderful shot!
Jenni

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2012 - 12:45 PM

Excellent shot of the woodpecker and it's reflection, David: very well done.
Ronnie.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2012 - 1:15 PM

Different capture of a woody. Lovely with his reflection...........Sandy

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christinecilia
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24 Mar 2012 - 1:41 PM

great shot like Grin

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2012 - 1:42 PM

Clever you, this is lovely.

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2012 - 2:42 PM

Brilliant GSW Dave. A wonderful and original shot.
Ron

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colin beeley
colin beeley Plus Member 121105 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2012 - 3:36 PM

that really is a cracker of a shot Wink

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KBan
KBan  10473 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2012 - 3:56 PM

What a great capture
keith

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ecky
ecky  4 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 - 4:02 PM

Nice shot, well spotted ..

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ssnowyc
ssnowyc  8 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 - 4:20 PM

Like this Smile

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2012 - 4:39 PM

And very nice it is too John, especially with those reflections.....Shortlisted!

Ade

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TonyDy
TonyDy Plus Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2012 - 5:28 PM

Lovely shot and reflection, David.
Tony

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MD2009 Plus Member 4MD2009 vcard Wales
24 Mar 2012 - 5:38 PM

Cracking shot ...

Mark ..

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bumbleb3
bumbleb3  9358 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 - 5:39 PM

well worth waiting for

sandy

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franken
franken Plus Member 123586 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2012 - 6:08 PM

Well worth the wait - superb!

Ken

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JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 4JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2012 - 7:12 PM

Amazing capture to get the reflection
Ju

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teocali
teocali Plus Member 7391 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2012 - 7:20 PM

Stunning clarity, detail and reflections, Dave - outstanding work.
Sylvia

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DaveBartlett
24 Mar 2012 - 7:38 PM

Excellent stuff -well worth the wait!!

Dave

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moiral
moiral  5 Scotland
24 Mar 2012 - 8:42 PM

Absolutely superb shot. Moira

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Neil-Ludford
Neil-Ludford Plus Member 5Neil-Ludford vcard United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 - 9:02 PM

A very nice shot. Neil

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Norfolkboy
24 Mar 2012 - 9:16 PM

A very different GSW image, Dave.
Colin

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Karrol
Karrol  629 forum posts England
24 Mar 2012 - 9:52 PM

SUPERB!

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Alan_Coles
25 Mar 2012 - 9:03 AM

Wow, that is some shot David !!

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2012 - 5:24 PM

Outstanding David - lovely image.
Brian.

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Karen_Summers
25 Mar 2012 - 5:24 PM

That's a beautiful shot love the reflection

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NDODS Plus Member 44317 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2012 - 8:47 PM

Two for the price of one, one hell of a photograph that is...

Regards Nathan

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WindowonWildlife

Fabulous and well worth the staging and the wait David Wink Excellent work mate !!

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paskinmj
paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 4:20 AM

Great capture.
Matt

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2012 - 1:40 PM

Well worth the wait for this fine image John, good details,colours and reflection.
Regards Richard

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2012 - 8:14 PM

Just popped back to give my award David.
Brian.

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Glyn1
Glyn1  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2012 - 9:01 PM

Superb Woody Dave, lovely reflection creating a beautiful image.

Glyn

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MossyOak
MossyOak  3 England15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 8:04 PM

I missed this one David. Superb image and must say the first time I have seen one with a reflection
Great capture
Richard

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk Plus Member 6272 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2012 - 5:08 PM

wonderful

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ourdayphotos
21 Apr 2012 - 5:03 PM

What a capture, absolutely beautiful.

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cassiecat
cassiecat  739 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2012 - 5:05 PM

excellent, congrats on the awards.lesley

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