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Great spotted woodpecker

Great spotted woodpecker
Photo Information
Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8048)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-07-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 1D mark IV, Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, Digital ISO 640
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-07-29 9:46
Viewed: 1418
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) juv.

Shot from a hide

Have a great weekend.
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A very nice shot of a juvenile Great Spotted Wood pecker (His red top of the head gives it away). Taken from a nice pov, f8 may have helped to get both feet in focus but otherwise a good shot with an excellent background.
TFS Have a nice weekend, regards Bill.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-07-29 11:08]

Hallo Thijs,
Mooie foto van deze spechtensoort. Goede scherpte en natuurlijke kleuren. Uitstekende diepte in de foto.
Goed weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-07-29 12:35]

Hi Thijs,absolutely perfect. What a professional exposure on the different light levels on the woodpecker body,and the pose too is amazing,it looks like a movie star...ehehe....very very well done! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Thijs,
Outstanding quality....A very interesting photo with excellent clarity and sharp details.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-07-30 18:38]

Hello Thijs,
You have done a great job of photographing this beautifully marked woodpecker. The lighting appears to have been full sun light yet you managed the exposure very well. The relaxed posture reveals its sense of complete contentment, not knowing you were even there. Beautiful vivid colors and pin sharp.

hallo Thijs
super om deze zo goed op de foto te krijgen
prachtige kleuren en goed van scherpte
gr lou

Seen your work after a long time, Thijs.
This is a marvellous image of a Woodpecker that is perched atop a branch and not pecking at it.
Superb sharpness and colours.

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