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In Fine Feather

By teocali
A full-frame,uncropped and composed in camera, capture of the juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major), who is a frequent visitor to our garden. The red cap covering the head, common to all GSW juveniles,is beginning to recede. Males retain a red patch at the nape of the neck, whilst females do not. I will have to wait until after the first full moult to see whether this youngster is male or female.

Many thanks for your C&Cs on my Tatty Robin - very much appreciated as always Smile

Tags: Wild Garden Bird Feather Fine Juvenile Great spotted woodpecker Dendrocopos major Wildlife and nature

Voters: gwynn56, CarolG, helenlinda and 29 more

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
19 Aug 2012 8:44AM
A beautiful visitor to your garden, Sylvia, and a wonderful pose you have captured him in, showing of his glorious plumage. Carol

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helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 8:45AM
Beautiful capture Sylvia - love the composition SmileSmile
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 9:00AM
Excellent wildlife shot.

NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
19 Aug 2012 9:03AM
Fine shot of this youngster...............SmileSmile
Ray42 10 3 England
19 Aug 2012 9:09AM
An excellent shot
Maccas 8 2
19 Aug 2012 9:15AM
This is superb Slyvia,a truely lovely photo has to be one of your best.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 9:32AM
An absolute corker Sylvia

Ticks all the right boxes for me

The over the shoulder pose is a gem

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
19 Aug 2012 9:55AM
Fine shot in every way, Sylvia.
Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
19 Aug 2012 11:18AM
A fine image, Sylvia.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
19 Aug 2012 11:48AM
Cracking good shot of this beautiful bird Sylvia.
bps11 5 England
19 Aug 2012 12:12PM
A really nice capture with excellent detail and dof in the image.....well done!
MossyOak 6 22 15 England
19 Aug 2012 2:25PM
Really pleased for you in getting it on a great perch with a superb neutral bg Sylvia. Detail and exposure is first class as is the turn of head and eye. Very worthy of the awards and more. We'll have to start calling you the 'Queen of Wildlife Photography'Wink
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
19 Aug 2012 3:05PM
A fabulous shot of this juvenile woodpecker Sylvia, the detail and colours in the plumage are first class and your avian model is posing beautifully for you
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
19 Aug 2012 5:54PM
A superb image Sylvia - perfect detail from the red cap right down through its B&W plumage to the lovely shaped tail. Great pose and lovely clean bg.
Steve_S Plus
12 181 3 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 8:22PM
Excellent capture Sylvia, great pose,detail and BG
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
22 Aug 2012 11:26AM
A belter Sylvia, fab pose and detail, congrats on the well deserved awards,

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