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Green Woodpecker in the snow

By WindowonWildlife    
Green Woodpecker in the snow.

Thank you all for your votes, comments and clicks on the previous Crow always greatly appreciated.

I have just spent two days sat in a hide hoping for foxes, alas they never showed. However just when things were looking bleak and my fingers and toes were about to drop off, a ray of hope Smile

All the best

Tags: Snow Bird Woodpecker Green woodpecker Wildlife and nature WindowOnWildlife Dean Mason

Voters: Louise_Morris, MikeGillingham, PattiW and 100 more

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20 Jan 2013 5:36PM
Super capture as ever Dean - keep 'em coming! Hope you are OK? Lou

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PattiW Plus
12 24 2 United States
20 Jan 2013 5:38PM
Wonderful bird and he shows wonderfully against the snow! Patti Smile
Fabulous capture
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
20 Jan 2013 5:45PM
Well worth the wait, Dean, a superb capture of this beautiful bird, and so good with the snow as a background. Carol
20 Jan 2013 5:47PM
Superb Dean, I spent 3 hours waiting for foxes as well; and then guess what.

Wonderful clean, crisp photography, with heart.

20 Jan 2013 5:50PM
Great shot nicely detailed.
6 3 8 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 6:02PM
This is a new one for you! Top drawer capture and well worth the long cold wait!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
20 Jan 2013 6:02PM
A real beauty, Dean.
20 Jan 2013 6:02PM
Well mate it paid off in the end, fantastic shot. Get the Foxes tomorrow lunch time.
20 Jan 2013 6:05PM
Lovely Greenie.............they are shy birds...........GrinGrinGrin
ali63 Plus
5 775 1 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 6:10PM
Well captured.SmileSmileSmile
Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
20 Jan 2013 6:18PM
Stunning capture of the Green One Dean. A beautiful crisp and well exposed, well posed shot.
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
20 Jan 2013 6:21PM
A cracking shot of this green woodpecker taken at ground level, the detail and colours in the plumage are immaculate and the snow makes the perfect setting
Alec1 Plus
10 4 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 6:25PM
Stunning detailed shot the colours look amazing against the snowy b/g.
Steve_S Plus
12 180 3 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 6:44PM
Cracker mate. Such a difficult bird to get.....dead jealous Wink
tomcat Plus
12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 6:46PM
Always the unexpected that comes up trumpsTongue

Must be an ant's nest he is perched againstWink

20 Jan 2013 6:49PM
You could have cleaned his beak first! WinkTongueSmileSmileSmile

20 Jan 2013 7:00PM
Everything comes to those who wait Dean - you must be absolutely chuffed, with the snow a real added bonus - it really sets off the wonderful colour and plumage!

Outstanding image! John Smile
20 Jan 2013 7:26PM
I havnt seen one of these in ages. BRILLIANT !!!
Maddie Plus
12 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 7:27PM
ooh you lucky bugger Wink
20 Jan 2013 7:29PM
Beautifully exposed.
Not a bad substitute,eh!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
20 Jan 2013 7:56PM
The snow backdrop helps to show off the colours of this woodpecker very well: a fine image, the detail excellent.
20 Jan 2013 8:18PM
Superb photography.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
20 Jan 2013 8:27PM
A beauty Dean.
Trev_B Plus
11 151 68 England
20 Jan 2013 8:50PM
I think you can tell by the number of UA's this is something special... very well done Dean.

pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 8:58PM
your a jammy thing I see these now and again but so far no pics to prove it - great shot
Top notch - great exposure and colours
TonyDy Plus
9 9 3 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 10:26PM
Superb Yaffle, Dean.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
20 Jan 2013 11:28PM
Well done on all those awards,it is a winner!
Glyn1 Plus
8 4 1 England
21 Jan 2013 9:58AM
A beauty Dean, very envious, I recon you'll have Keith blowing a fuse with one WinkWink

FeatherFriend Plus
10 38 217 England
21 Jan 2013 10:12AM
Excellent Dean,
Graham_P Plus
11 1 19 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 3:17PM
Well worth the wait Dean.
21 Jan 2013 4:09PM
Stunning image Dean,i hear you waited all day for this shot.
21 Jan 2013 6:17PM
well worth all your discomfort i'm sure 1wonderful shot in challenging conditions too
This is brilliant Dean!!!
teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
21 Jan 2013 9:04PM
An absolute cracker Dean - top quality capture. congrats on all the well deserved awards.
TerryMcK Plus
9 72 2 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 6:25PM
Superb, Dean.
23 Jan 2013 6:14PM
tonyng Plus
7 10 2 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 8:23PM
Not seen them this close before. Love the plummage details.

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