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GSW Female

By Holmewood
Thank you so much for the votes and comments on my Mr and Mrs. With very special thanks to Lillian and Fred (Fred263) for their lovely User Awards which were very unexpected but I am so grateful.

Me and Stan went up to the hide and in between the showers it was a lovely day. Caught this lovely female. Thunder and lightning at the moment though.

Have a great evening.

Cathy and Stan

Tags: Great spotted woodpecker Wildlife and nature

Voters: cabbie, ColinRobertsphotos, ade123 and 43 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes


ade123 9 285 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2014 9:12PM
A lovely image Cathy

ali63 9 791 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2014 9:13PM
Beautiful image Cathy,

Ali Grin
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2014 9:23PM
such a beautifully captured shot Cathy
DonMc 13 4 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2014 9:25PM
Cracking image Cathy!SmileSmileSmile
Lovely capture Cathy,good strong colour in this shot.

good one Cathy

JawDborn 9 1.3k 1 England
10 Oct 2014 9:36PM
Well done, Cathy (and Stan). Sharp as a Woodpeckers beak (or is it bill?) You'd did well to take the shot without the lens tilting up, like some other shots I've seen. You're very, very patient.

10 Oct 2014 9:39PM
Nice one Cathy,
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2014 9:42PM
A terrific shot Cathy
10 Oct 2014 9:45PM
A superb capture, Cathy. Stunning detail & colours.

Drighlynne 10 131 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2014 10:14PM
Great. Apt ure of this lovely bird Cathy.
danbrann 17 640 17
10 Oct 2014 10:21PM
A cracker Cathy.Such lovely colours.
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2014 10:29PM
Nice one.Smile

Mike_Smith Plus
14 833 2 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2014 10:34PM
Beautiful female GSW Cathy, these are one bird i really like to photograph
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2014 10:48PM
Difficult light Cathy with deep shadow areas but you have made the right choice in retaining detail of the highlights on the plumage. Such a beautiful bird and a great result.

10 Oct 2014 10:55PM
What a beauty Cathy,I have never been near enough to one to take a photo..Lin
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
10 Oct 2014 11:03PM
Beautifully captured. Love the light
tonyguitar 9 77 37 Canada
11 Oct 2014 2:04AM
This dramatic storm light adds sparkle to you great speckled woody. So very well done. TG
Shaji84 7 4 India
11 Oct 2014 3:45AM
Super capture - top shot!
Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
11 Oct 2014 4:01AM
An excellent and lovely capture Cathy !!
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2014 7:27AM
You do get a nice variety Cathy, first time I've seen this one though, and an excellent capture it is too.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
oll1e 14 57 2 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2014 8:57AM
Such a fine looking woody ,with some wonderful light enhancing the feet and bill Wink
ddolfelin Plus
10 103 3 Wales
11 Oct 2014 9:43AM
Looks like a telephone pole - quite attractive to GSWs for some reason.
Good shot!
A top class image Cathy, beautifully sharp and detailed. SmileSmile
11 Oct 2014 7:50PM
Beautifully captured
ukgubbi 10 5 India
12 Oct 2014 6:15AM
Love the light on the eyes. Fine clarity, topnotch
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
2 Nov 2014 6:47PM
A terrific capture Cathy, you've caught her in some wonderful warm light

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