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A female Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major), drumming high up in the tree tops.. Zoomed in with my SX60

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32 responses

  1. Beautiful! πŸ™‚

    February 1, 2015 at 5:47 PM

  2. I love woodpeckers and this is a particularly cool-looking one (which I have never seen before). In my experience, it’s tough to get unobstructed views of woodpeckers while they are working. The colors of your image are gorgeous, the composition is wonderful, and the details are amazing.

    February 1, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    • Thanks Mike! I don’t think you have this woodpecker in the US but it’s fairly common over here. They’re quite difficult to photograph because they’re usually way too high up in the trees to get a good view; either you have to back away -and then there are other trees in the way-, or you have to point your camera straight up and get a picture of the bird’s butt. πŸ˜‰

      February 8, 2015 at 5:02 PM

  3. That’s a beauty.

    February 1, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    • I think so too, Lyle. πŸ™‚ Woodpeckers are cool!

      February 8, 2015 at 5:03 PM

  4. very cute bird

    February 1, 2015 at 6:25 PM

  5. Love the rich color and the gorgeous lighting you captured…Such a beautiful photo.

    February 1, 2015 at 7:38 PM

  6. SUPER! LG.Alois

    February 1, 2015 at 7:47 PM

  7. Beautiful

    February 1, 2015 at 10:28 PM

  8. What a beautiful bird. Good shot! πŸ™‚

    February 1, 2015 at 11:26 PM

  9. Great image!

    February 2, 2015 at 12:52 AM

  10. Super shot Camilla! I love woodpeckers. They come in my garden on occasion and it’s always a real treat!

    February 2, 2015 at 9:11 AM

    • Thanks a lot, Adrian! I wish I had woodpeckers in my backyard too, they’re so cool. πŸ™‚

      February 8, 2015 at 5:06 PM

  11. Beautiful! I like the colors: blue sky and the red tail.

    February 2, 2015 at 2:18 PM

  12. Beautiful

    February 2, 2015 at 5:47 PM

  13. Lovely shot – I’ve never seen this particular woodpecker ‘in person’. The image reminds me of a recent sighting of a woodpecker who, unfortunately (unlike this one), was sitting on the wrong end of the branch while drumming away at it. He had to take flight really fast once he pecked all the way through and the branch broke off!

    February 2, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    • Haha, poor woodpecker! Lucky they got wings and fast reflexes πŸ˜‰ Thanks for visiting, always appreciated!

      February 8, 2015 at 5:10 PM

  14. These are so good! Lovely images πŸ™‚
    John

    February 4, 2015 at 8:33 AM

  15. A sweet early drummer.:-) Here in Stockholm they havenΒ΄t started yet.

    February 10, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    • I took this picture in Sweden! In SmΓ₯land at Christmas. πŸ™‚

      February 15, 2015 at 7:26 PM

  16. What an amazing photo ! So crisp and sharp. You captured it beautifully πŸ™‚

    February 17, 2015 at 11:00 PM

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