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Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)

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A male Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) taken in the garden last month. Virtually full frame, just cropped on the LHS.

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

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:14 Apr 2012 - 3:55 PM
Focal Length:700mm 8.7m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:2 May 2012 - 12:27 PM
Tags:Bird, Dendrocopos major, Garden, Great, Gsw, Male, Spotted, Wild, Wildlife / nature, Woodpecker
Votes:44
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Unique Views:54

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lostnspace2011
2 May 2012 - 12:43 PM

Simply stunning Sylvia Smile

Mark

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2012 - 12:47 PM

beautifully detailed and sharp

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JohnoP
JohnoP  10
2 May 2012 - 1:01 PM

Beautiful pose and great detail on this - John

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canonfan
canonfan Plus Member 5canonfan vcard United Kingdom
2 May 2012 - 1:06 PM

Lovely capture
Jim

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2012 - 1:29 PM

Wonderful shot Sylvia. Excellent plumage detail and a super sharp eye and beak,GrinGrin
Ron

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2012 - 1:29 PM

Excellent detailed capture and different pose for a woody............Sandy

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2012 - 1:34 PM

A lovely visitor, Sylvia, and a lovely capture. Carol

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TonyDy
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2 May 2012 - 1:37 PM

Great shot, Sylvia.
Tony

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RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2012 - 2:18 PM

Top quality shot, Sylvia, the detail in the plumage excellent, as are the colours and attractive 'pose' with that gaze off frame top right.
Ronnie.

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Alvar  8 France2 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2012 - 3:48 PM

Beautiful detail and colour Sylvia
Alvar

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2012 - 5:25 PM

Its a great picture. Nicely different to the usual GSW glued to vertical stick! Smile

Gerry

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helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2012 - 5:38 PM

A great capture Sylvia SmileSmile
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WindowonWildlife

Looks like something was spotted lurking in the BG Sylvia Smile Excellent detail & pose.

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JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 4JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2012 - 6:20 PM

Super detailed image & lovely pose
Ju

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Brian65
Brian65  6 United Kingdom
2 May 2012 - 7:32 PM

Wonderful image Sylvia.
Brian

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Samuel_Aron
2 May 2012 - 8:24 PM

Fantastic shot!
Beautiful feather detail caught.
Sam.

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Karrol
Karrol  629 forum posts England
2 May 2012 - 9:15 PM

Brilliant capture!

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2012 - 1:30 AM

Great stuff Sylvia, sorry if I've missed anything of yours recently been feeling a little how you were recently.....

Ade Sad

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RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
3 May 2012 - 12:45 PM

Simply beautiful!
Excellent capture you got here and the details and colors are spot on.
Robert

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3 May 2012 - 9:18 PM

Beautiful image Sylvia Grin

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4 May 2012 - 3:47 PM

A splendid shot of this handsome bird, he's posing so proudly for you

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teocali
teocali Plus Member 7383 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2012 - 9:51 PM

Thank you all very much for your C&Cs and a big thank you to Mike (Greyheron) for the User Award - all very much appreciated and valued Smile
Sylvia

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