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Re: Amazing woodpeckers capture

I'm wondering how you got those shots. Good at climbing trees, perhaps?

Very nice, I like them!
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Re: Amazing woodpeckers capture

Thank you, KeithL.

It is only the feeling I was at the same level with the nest.

Actually the nest was at 4m height in the tree. My camera was on a tripod at 1.5m. So it was a 2.5m difference.

To compensate this level difference, I choosed to shoot a bit far away from the tree. I could do this because 70-300mm is a long lens.

If I would choose to stay exactly under the nest, then you could feel this 2.5m difference.
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Re: Amazing woodpeckers capture

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Thank you, KeithL.

It is only the feeling I was at the same level with the nest.

Actually the nest was at 4m height in the tree. My camera was on a tripod at 1.5m. So it was a 2.5m difference.

To compensate this level difference, I choosed to shoot a bit far away from the tree. I could do this because 70-300mm is a long lens.

If I would choose to stay exactly under the nest, then you could feel this 2.5m difference.
Thanks, katran. When I've seen spotted woodpeckers in the UK, they have always been high up a tree - annoyingly. I have a shot with my Canon 50D and a 500mm Sigma of one that was about 18m up a tree, and when he saw me, he climbed around the tree so that I had to be very quick indeed to photograph him, and no tripod!

I have seen them near the ground, but always when my camera is not with me...........like when I was driving on a country road in Sweden.....

BTW 300 on the Oly = 400 on the Canon. I have a 1.4x converter and a 100-400L series now for my Canon (=900mm); difficult to hand hold and get a reasonably sharp shot though.
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Re: Amazing woodpeckers capture

I know woodpeckers are rare in UK and imagine how dificult is to spot it and to make photos with it.

In Bucharest parks (Romania) woodpeckers are common. And it's not only one species, we have 5. It's still not easy to make good photos, but we have more ocasions to do.

I heard some people from UK coming in Bucharest to make photos with woodpeckers.

Wish you succes in find it and wish you to make good pictures !
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Re: Amazing woodpeckers capture

We have 7 species (8, if Wryneck is accounted for) of which 3 can be found around my place, the Great spotted being the most common by far. I find them relatively easy to spot and in quite often can be approached quite close, say 10-15 meters, but as Katran writes the challenge is finding a favourable angle. Not too steep, not against bright sky, no twings in the way...
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Re: Amazing woodpeckers capture

I wish you :

Merry Christmas ! by Fraton, on Flickr
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I know woodpeckers are rare in UK and imagine how dificult is to spot it and to make photos with it.

In Bucharest parks (Romania) woodpeckers are common. And it's not only one species, we have 5. It's still not easy to make good photos, but we have more ocasions to do.

I heard some people from UK coming in Bucharest to make photos with woodpeckers.

Wish you succes in find it and wish you to make good pictures !
This is what we usually see here! (Done as a composite of three images)
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Bottom right is SO typical of woodpeckers! As I tried to take more shots of him, he moved around the tree (as squirrels do) and then peeped out at me.
Somewhere I have some shots of a green woodpecker digging in a salt water marsh. I'll try to find them, and post.

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Re: Amazing woodpeckers capture

Superb capture.
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Re: Amazing woodpeckers capture

What a shot! TFS
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Re: Amazing woodpeckers capture

A new photo from today with woodpeckers:

Middle spotted woodpeckers at nest by Toni Genes, on Flickr
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A new photo from today with woodpeckers:

Middle spotted woodpeckers at nest by Toni Genes, on Flickr
That is an amazing shot.
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Re: Amazing woodpeckers capture

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Re: Amazing woodpeckers capture

That's so good it looks photoshoped
That's meant to be a complement not a criticism, great capture.
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Re: Amazing woodpeckers capture

That's a very nice behavioral photo, and such high quality.
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Thank you for your comments and for appreciation.
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