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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: 2016-01-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-01-04 0:42
Viewed: 962
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) is a bird species of the woodpecker family (Picidae). It is distributed throughout Europe and northern Asia, and usually resident year-round except in the colder parts of its range.

The great spotted woodpecker is 2326 centimetres long, with a 3844 centimetres 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, 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 underparts are dull white, the abdomen and undertail coverts crimson. The bill is slate black and the legs greenish grey.

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Very beautiful Marius.

Thanks for sharing.

Good beginning of the new year with a lovely picture like this, neighbour Marius.
The Woodpecker looks beautiful in the dappled light.
Belated Happy New Year!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-01-04 2:56]

Hello Marius,
Fantastic photo of this Great Spotted Woodpecker. Superb sharpness, details and wonderful clear colours.

Hello Marius,

Beautiful presentation of this Woodpecker. Excellent BG and stunning light. Like such natural habitat photograph.
Thanks for sharing,

Hallo Marius
super good sharpness picture with beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Hi, Marius. Well seen and presented this pretty woodpecker with lovely colors. A nice new year Photograph. I like it very much especially the light hitting the subject from the side and the colorful depth of field. Thanks for sharing.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-01-04 23:54]

Hi Marius,great shot to start the new year in the forest in a great way,there is a magic light inside this composition,and the best DOF to take the best details of nice woodpecker,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-01-05 9:19]

Hi Marius,
A marvellous capture with nice sharpness details. Amazing colors
and very nice composition.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Marius,
Hope you are doing fine dear friend and new year is going well. This is a wonderful shot in very difficult conditions.You have succeeded in capturing this beautiful woodpecker quite effectively. Great shot in all respects. Thanks a lot for sharing, take care,
Best regards/Abid

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