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Female Woodpecker

By geoffrey baker
A full frame shot of a rather wet looking female Great Spotted Woodpecker taken in portrait format from a hide out in my back yard.

It's wonderful to be able to photograph or simply just observe these beautiful birds from just 3 metres or so away, she knew I was in the hide behind the camouflaged netting but as long as I didn't make any sudden movements she was happy enough to continue eating the peanuts I'd provided.

My last upload this year, I'd like to wish everyone on Ephotozine a Happy and Prosperous New Year, may the light be with you Wink

Tags: Wales Bird Woodpecker Great spotted woodpecker Avian Gsw Wildlife and nature

Voters: craggwildlifephotography, IgorKo, Daisymaye and 57 more

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
31 Dec 2012 3:39PM
A gorgeous shot. Love her look of acknowledging you being there. The colour is awesome. All the best for 2013........Sandy

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31 Dec 2012 3:53PM
Great pose with wonderful colors and sharpness... Happy New Year
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
31 Dec 2012 4:13PM
Super capture.
Very well done.
Happy New Year to you.

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 4:45PM
A fine shot to end the year withSmile

HNY Geoff

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
31 Dec 2012 5:33PM
What a beauty Geoff, cracking image. Have a Happy New Year and all the best for 2013.
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 6:01PM
Super shot and Happy New Year to you too.
Maddie 13 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 7:00PM
Happy New Year Geoff
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 7:14PM
Lovely image Geoffrey, Happy New Year and a great 2013
31 Dec 2012 10:41PM
Thanks everyone for your lovely comments and to Sandy and Pete for the awards.

See you all next year ;o)

HectorRivera 10 17 1 United States
31 Dec 2012 11:17PM
Sharp image
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
1 Jan 2013 8:44PM
A cracking capture Geoff, all the best to you in 2013, Ed
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2013 6:58PM
Superb shot Geoff.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
5 Jan 2013 9:37PM
Simply stunning Geoff.



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