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Great Spotted Woodpecker

Great Spotted Woodpecker
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Copyright: Pawel Chmur (cloud) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Rebel EOS 300D, Canon 70-200 f 2.8 L USM, Hoya HMC Super UV(0)
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/50 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-24 7:57
Viewed: 2920
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We have very dull weather. Recently it snowed a little.
This woodpecker was few shy.
The Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) is a member of the woodpecker family, Picidae.Great Spotted Woodpecker is 23-26 cm long, with a 38-44 cm wingspan. The upper parts of the male are glossy black, with a crimson spot on the nape and white on the sides of the face and neck. 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 buffish white, the abdomen and under tail coverts crimson. The bill is slate black and the legs greenish grey,
The female has no crimson on the nape, and in the young this nape spot is absent, but the crown is crimson. It may be distinguished from the smaller Lesser Spotted Woodpecker by the crimson on the abdomen.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-11-24 11:18]

Hi Pawel. You were lucky to have seen this woodpecker so close . we have them in the wood but i can not get this close only from a hide. Your picture shows good detail and bright colours . With a typical pose. well done TFS.

Hi Pawel,
Very good capture of Great Spotted Woodpecker with good pose and composition, sharp details, good lighting and colours.

Hi Pawel,

this one have you good captured.
Nice pov, this are an very shy bird.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-11-26 6:40]

Hello Pawel,
A fine capture of a male Greater Spotted Woodpecker taken from a fine POV with good sharpness and in a fine composition. Looks like you have been doing a little cloning work on the tree trunk. :))

I Pawel,
I love this bird so much and you can be proud to capture it so well.
A wonderful pose and we can see his red feathers so well.
Did you know this is your 200th posting - congratulations.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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