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Thanks for all the C & C's on my previous picture. Today i have a Great Spotted Woodpecker

About blackbird-sized and striking black-and-white. It has a very distinctive bouncing flight and spends most of its time clinging to tree trunks and branches, often trying to hide on the side away from the observer. Its presence is often announced by its loud call or by its distinctive spring 'drumming' display. The male has a distinctive red patch on the back of the head and young birds have a red crown.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:23 Oct 2013 - 10:16 AM
Title:Great Spotted Woodpecker
Username:Mike_Smith Mike_Smith
Uploaded:22 Jan 2014 - 4:47 PM
Tags:Bird, Birds, Canon, Dendrocopos major, General, Great spotted woodpecker, Wildlife / nature, Woodlands, Woodpeckers
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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
22 Jan 2014 - 5:01 PM

Fine capture Mike, nice detail,
Fred.

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CarolG
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22 Jan 2014 - 5:03 PM

A wonderful image, Mike. Carol

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GeorgePlatis
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22 Jan 2014 - 5:06 PM

Excellent capture and presentation, Mike!
Regards,
George

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senn
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22 Jan 2014 - 5:07 PM

you've caught this very shy bird in its very emblematic position Mike, .. clarity, colour palette and detail are great

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Caziwinkles
22 Jan 2014 - 5:21 PM

A beauty here Mike - lovely colours and amazing detail. Smile

Carol

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22 Jan 2014 - 5:29 PM

Beautiful image well captured

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22 Jan 2014 - 5:29 PM

Outstanding image, Mike. Superb comp and detail.
Fred

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22 Jan 2014 - 5:34 PM

Like this very much Mike. Lovely capture. Peter.

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NDODS Plus Member 44335 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2014 - 6:01 PM

A very well observed, composed, exposed and captured image capturing this beautiful GSW at his very best. Great colour, superb detail and a great pose.


Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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22 Jan 2014 - 6:06 PM

An excellent capture , Mike......GrinGrinGrin

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22 Jan 2014 - 6:10 PM

A lovely shot Mike. Cathy

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22 Jan 2014 - 6:19 PM

lovely shot good detail. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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22 Jan 2014 - 6:25 PM

Top drawer woody pic! They don't come much better than this oneWinkGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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22 Jan 2014 - 6:46 PM

A beautiful capture
Ju

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22 Jan 2014 - 7:03 PM

As good as I have seen.

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22 Jan 2014 - 7:40 PM

..with one eye on you, by the looks of himSmile

Adrian

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AlexAppleby
22 Jan 2014 - 9:02 PM

What a beauty. Well captured.

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22 Jan 2014 - 9:07 PM

A beautifully detailed image.Smile

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22 Jan 2014 - 9:57 PM

Cracking shot
Dave

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jdinne
jdinne  12 England
23 Jan 2014 - 9:42 AM

Excellent Mike

John

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23 Jan 2014 - 2:51 PM

Never get tired of seeing these wonderful birds Mike. A cracker.GrinGrinGrinGrin
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23 Jan 2014 - 5:14 PM

What a great shot Mike
Lillian

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23 Jan 2014 - 7:19 PM

A fine shot of this handsome bird

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Jenny-D
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23 Jan 2014 - 7:43 PM

A fabulous capture.

Jenny Smile

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23 Jan 2014 - 8:05 PM

What a beauty mike well captured

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