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Cold feet

By perrism
This little thing's been hanging round for a while, it seems to like drilling holes in the lawn - I shot it (not literally) through the window this morning. My only other bird-photo was a crummy shot of a magpie, so I'd be interested in anyone's comments on this one.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: aeast, mohikan22, klewis and 32 more

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terry_cavner 13 332 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2005 10:05AM
A Cracker

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mohikan22 14 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2005 10:06AM
nicely "shot" , Grin
rare bird, very sketchy at the best of times.
klewis 13 1.9k 1 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2005 10:07AM
a really nice capture of a female green pecker Smile
Shaun_W 13 102
28 Dec 2005 10:08AM
A super shot. I haven't been very successful with capturing these.

ValSaxby Plus
12 146 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2005 10:09AM
Lovely capture. Nice one.
Dennis.Alden 16 71 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2005 10:24AM
Nice Green Woodpecker - one I'd certainly be pleased with. I like the diagonal line it makes across the frame.

tim g 14 13 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2005 10:25AM
Nice photo.

clive burrow 13 71 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2005 10:30AM
Great shot, another species I'd love to get a picture of.

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
28 Dec 2005 10:36AM
Oh you lucky beggar, I've been trying to get a decent capture of this species for ages.......Well done to you!

mipettin 13 884 2 Scotland
28 Dec 2005 10:37AM
Never seem one - never mind one on a lawn! Great capture so to speak! Cheers, Martin
aftertherain 13 4.2k 2 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2005 10:46AM
They eat ants tunneled in the grass.
perrism 13 6
28 Dec 2005 11:00AM
Thank you! I knew it was a woodpecker, but that's about my limit. My main moan about this shot is the bird stayed in the shade and never ventured into direct sunlight.
Blenkinsopp 12 320 4 England
28 Dec 2005 11:24AM
good capture and lovely detail which you might not have got in the sun
Hawkgenes 13 10 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2005 11:29AM
Its a super shot. Great detail and of course quite a bird to capture. We don't see many around here

foot_loose 14 113
28 Dec 2005 11:46AM
Looks good to me. Well done

KathyW 14 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
28 Dec 2005 11:54AM
Well done to get this! These peckers are quite common round here, but they are incredibly shy, and very alert!
albi 13 68 1 England
28 Dec 2005 12:09PM
Nice shot, see them all the time but still haven't managed a decent shot.
Well done.
pcjackso Junior Member 12 7
28 Dec 2005 12:42PM
Lovely shot
dark_lord Plus
14 2.1k 530 England
28 Dec 2005 12:57PM
Well this is far from crummy, these ain't that easy to photograph, so pat yourself on the back for this one.
perrism 13 6
28 Dec 2005 2:51PM
Pure beginner's luck! With the narrow DOF and the bird's quick movement, getting this anything like in focus was a nightmare. I raise my hat to anyone who photographs birds regularly!
wireman 12 52 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2005 3:18PM
Lovely shot.

I chased a pair of these for over an hour this morning with very little to show for it.
Della_W 12 1
29 Dec 2005 1:56PM
Great image.
Gavin 13 17
30 Dec 2005 12:18AM
Good capture. I find it's always difficult to these types of shots.

jasonewell 13 34 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2005 8:44AM
Well captured, great colours and detail.
vparmar 13 7 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2005 11:59AM
aww! fantastic shot!

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