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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-01-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-03-08 23:56
Viewed: 388
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius) is a European woodpecker belonging to the genus Dendrocopos.

The Middle Spotted Woodpecker occurs only in Europe and southwest Asia, from northern Spain and France east to Poland and Ukraine, and south to central Italy (where local), the Balkan Peninsula, Lithuania, Latvia, Turkey and the Caucasus. This species used to breed in Sweden but became extinct in the 80's. However, Middle Spotted Woodpeckers have been seen in Sweden in appropriate breeding habitats after the extinction. Due to its sedentary nature it has never been recorded in Great Britain. It prefers deciduous forest regions, especially areas with old oak, hornbeam and elm, and a patchwork of clearings, pasture and dense woodland.

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Indeed Woody Woodpecker! :-)....

the first one was 1940....
What a lovely busy body Woody Woodpecker...
Also the noise of them from the trees are so pleasant....picture sound music...

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2019-03-09 3:50]

Hi Marius,

Typical pose of this fine bird. Against a blue sky its not easy to make a good photo. You managed the light quite well although there could be a more detail in the black feathers. For the rest: great shot.


Ciao Maris, great capture of lovely rating woodpeacker, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-03-09 10:04]

Hello Marius,
Beautiful photo of this Middle Spotted Woodpecker. Excellent sharpness and nice natural colors. The blacks are not perfect, but composition and background are gorgeous.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2019-03-09 11:18]

Never seen it alive, may this region has not such exciting bird and quiet well exposed and beautiful catch.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-03-09 11:37]

Hi Marius,the composition is beautiful and it's a great close up,but the brightness and the exposure are over the highest levels,no problems,it's still an interesting post. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Marius,
Beautiful bird and very well captured. Like vertical frame here. Excellent details and light.
Thanks and regards,

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2019-03-11 8:04]


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