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Great Spotted Woodpecker

Great Spotted Woodpecker
Photo Information
Copyright: Sigmund Rise (rise) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 16] (108)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DiII, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-07 3:45
Viewed: 3885
Points: 16
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Great Spotted Woodpecker Female.(Dendrocopos major).

The Great Spotted Woodpecker is distributed throughout Europe and northern Asia.
Usually present throughout the year.

I have two pair of these beautiful birds in my garden.
The Great Spotted Woodpecker is 23-26 cm long, with a 38-44 cm wingspan. The upperparts are glossy black, with white on the sides of the face and neck. A black line zigzags from the shoulder halfway across the breast (in some subspecies nearly meeting in the center), then back to the nape; a black stripe, extending from the bill, runs below the eye to meet this latter part of the zigzag line. On the shoulder is a large white patch and the flight feathers are barred with black and white. The three outer tail feathers are barred; these show when the short stiff tail is outspread, acting as a support in climbing. The under parts are dull white, the abdomen and under tail coverts crimson. The bill is slate black and the legs greenish grey.
Males have a crimson spot on the nape, which is absent in females and juvenile birds. In the latter, the top of the head is crimson between the bill and the center of the crown instead.

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Hi Rise,
The composition is very good in this beautiful picture.
Lovely colours, very good details and DOF.
Well done.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-03-07 4:24]

Hallo Sigmund,
Fint bilde, vakre farger.
Bravo og vente og vakre bilder.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2009-03-07 8:10]

Hello Sigmund,
What a special pose of this woodpecker on a stone. Full with details and very sharp.
Great job.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-07 9:02]

Hello Sigmund,
Excellent photo, taken in a perfect POV. Great sharpness and details, beautiful natural colours. Good composition.

hello sigmund
this is a super picture
full of details en great sharpness
beautiful colours
greeting lou

A good picture taken with a nice POV, colours natural and a good sharp image. Good DOF background.

Hello Sigmund,
Excellent shot, very sharp, with nice colours. It's unusual to see this Woodpecker not on a trunk but on a stone. Very well done. Best regards,

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-03-08 3:14]

Hello Sigmund,
You managed catch interesting pose with very good sharpness. I like colours and smooth BG.
Regards, Pawel

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