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Great Spotted Woodpecker by steppeland

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Great Spotted Woodpecker in a branch split of an old oak
Photographed in the North Holland Dunes Reserve (Noord Hollands Duinen reservaat) near Castricum, the Netherlands
Copyright © 2012 Steppeland – All rights reserved

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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.
(Source: Wikipedia )

Technical details
Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Tamron AF70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
Exposure 1/750 sec, f. 5,6 mm
focal length 300 mm , ISO 200
Date: April 14, 2012

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Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

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  • steppeland
    steppelandover 2 years ago


  • – steppeland

  • Richard G Witham
    Richard G Withamover 2 years ago

    Great photo Steppeland.

  • Thanks a lot, Richard :)

    – steppeland

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you, Larry!

    – steppeland

  • Aase
    Aaseover 2 years ago

    Wonderful work Steppe:-)

  • Thank you so much, Aase, for your kind compliment!

    – steppeland

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago

    22 April 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Thanks a lot!

    – steppeland

    JUSTARTover 2 years ago

    nice shot

  • Thank you so much!

    – steppeland

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