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Dendrocopos major

Dendrocopos major
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Copyright: bartha tibor (barthatibor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 353 W: 0 N: 1050] (5595)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-12
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-29 22:59
Viewed: 1993
Points: 20
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The Great Spotted Woodpecker (or Greater 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. It is not considered a threatened species by the IUCN, being widely distributed and quite common.[2] A significant recent increase in the British population has been suggested as the cause of the recolonisation of Ireland.The Great Spotted Woodpecker is 23–26 centimetres (9.1–10 in) long, with a 38–44 centimetres (15–17 in) 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 (in some subspecies nearly meeting in the center), 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 colorful bird in its best closeup and angle. good clarity and emotion. tfs.

Hello Bartha,
I saw so much this bird but ı did not took any good picture.
This bird live only into tree so ı did not took any picture.
Well done for this beautiful picture.

Ciao Tibi, great capture of lovely bird with fantastic colors, excellent clarity and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Tibi
Excellent capture of this woodpecker.Great close composition and wonderful details.Thank You.
Have a good weekend!
Best regards

Hi Tibi,
what a nice bird! Amazing colours. Interesting pose. Excellent composition.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-30 10:33]

Hello Tibi,
Beautiful coloured photo of this Great Spotted Woodpecker in a pleasing pose with eye contact. Good sharpness. A pity that the background is noisy.
Have a nice weekend,

Ciao Bartha.
Complimenti per l’eccellente soggetto catturato. Grande nitidezza e soprattutto eccellenti colori naturali,ottima la composizione bravo.
Ti auguro un buon fine settimana ciao Marco.

Buna Tibor,
Faina captura cu detalii bune si culori naturale. O specie des intalnita pe la mine dar greu de surprins de la mica distanta.....
Un weekend placut!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-12-01 8:34]

Hello Tibi.
An elegant portrait of this Great Spotted Woodpecker.Very good focus with beautiful plumage detail.Excellent POV.Regards Siggi

Hello Tibi
Excellent photo! worthy of a cover sheet, perfect in every way.
Congratulations and good week
hello Vanni

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