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Woodpecker on a Roller !

By teocali
A juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major), perching on the rusty handle of an old grass roller in our garden, against a background of ornamental willow Spring foliage. There is some cobweb detail between the lower struts of the roller.

Many thanks for your C&Cs on yesterday's upload with a special thank you to Trev (Trev_B) for his User Award - made my day, Trev - very much appreciated Smile

Tags: Wild Garden Bird Roller Rusty Great spotted woodpecker Willow Juvenile Dendrocopos major Wildlife and nature Spring foliage

Voters: gwynn56, franken, debu and 45 more

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debu 8 India
18 Feb 2014 11:03AM
Excellent capture.

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
18 Feb 2014 11:13AM
An original perch for it to have selected, and a very fine shot it makes, detail and colour the tops as ever, Sylvia.
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 11:38AM
Great shot, Sylvia.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
18 Feb 2014 12:19PM
Awesome light, colour and b/g. One beautiful image.
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
18 Feb 2014 12:20PM
This is beautifully captured Sylvia. I just love this bird and we are delighted to have a pair in our garden. Ann.
ade123 Plus
5 285 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 1:04PM
A fantastic capture
PranavMishra 5 52 17 India
18 Feb 2014 2:14PM
lovely capture and presentation..
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
18 Feb 2014 3:13PM
What a delightful image, well captured
ukgubbi 6 5 India
18 Feb 2014 3:13PM
Fine clarity.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
18 Feb 2014 5:41PM
I think this woody is masquerading as a roller bird!Wink A wonderful capture Sylvia, you've caught this handsome juvenile in some excellent light
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
18 Feb 2014 6:33PM
As usual Sylvia . superb.

JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 7:18PM
Splendid shot
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 8:39PM
Classy shot Sylvia
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
18 Feb 2014 8:40PM
A superb and different pose captured here Sylvia - the detail is top drawer.
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
18 Feb 2014 10:59PM
a very unusual rusty perch for this handsome youngster. Perfect detail against a wonderfully toned bokeh background.
19 Feb 2014 7:52AM
Nice image
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2014 8:13AM
An excellent photograph of this beautiful bird Sylvia.

koowac 7 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2014 8:40AM
Fantastic capture, wonderful composition


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