Greater Spotted Woodpecker chick.
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|My second sighting of a Greater Spotted Woodpecker chick this month. Unfortunately it was not being fed by a parent. The chicks are easily recognised by the red cap which distinguishes them from adults. I have seen them called Intermediate Woodpeckers but I do not think there is such a specie. Just Greater and Lesser which are two seperate species. Greater Spotted adult males have a red mark on the nape while the female has no red marks around the top end. Both have red plumage on the underside.|
Camera Settings:- ISO 400, AV, Spot metering, Auto White balance, 800mm focal length, Remote shutter cord.
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Very good compo. Nice subject; can't find these guys here...
Nit is a bit the noisy upper right corner.
Greetings and TFS
- [2007-06-14 9:42]
A good shot! Well done - but it seems as id you've got some sensor dust visible.
- [2007-06-14 10:52]
Hi Peter, lovely shot and fine composition. The Woodpecker is very clear and sharp, feathers and colours spot on. Texture on tree bark is also very good. Perfect exposure.
- [2007-06-14 14:44]
This is a very good composition.
Good shaprness and details. Nice colours and blurred bg.
I see them here in the forest but they are to high up in the trees to make a good photo.
PS did you get my mail on the hide
- mjcarr (15)
- [2007-06-15 14:09]
nice shot peter ..really sharp ..also the tree bark sets off the photo tfs mike