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    Default Great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopus major)

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    This took longer than the previous series, getting close now. Maybe next week I guess, it is currently very windy and for the next several days.

    Olympus : E-M1X
    LensModel : OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F2.8
    Lens focal length : 125 mm
    Focal Length (35 mm conversion) : 250.0mm
    Metering mode : Pattern
    Exposure mode : Manual exposure
    ISO Sensitivity : 2500
    Exposure time : 1/5000 sec (Procapture High)
    F number : F8
    Exposure compensation : 0.0 EV
    Flash : OFF

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    The pose is very neat. The head is a touch soft. But what you gonna do. I hope try for some more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Mack View Post
    The pose is very neat. The head is a touch soft. But what you gonna do. I hope try for some more.
    Thanks John, yes I agree not quite there I posted really to illustrate how rewarding yet annoying it can be to get so close and not close enough to fine focus. Initially I was a little greedy going for pretty much full size in the frame but then of course DOF and focus point are very difficult to achieve. I decided to go for about 1/2 to 2/3 size in the frame and then the weather became windy, I am convinced that is why this one just missed critical focus, the previous fly past I used f7.1 and it was almost there this f8 and it was still a smidgen out. I have ordered another 500g of mealworms, this fly by is costing me money! The plus side however is that I have a robin's nest with chicks and the adults are feeding them like crazy..... and so of course are about six sparrow families!

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    Yep, love the pose and I'm expecting THE image soon... TFS and Keep them coming.

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    Nice image of the woodpecker enjoyed the others too. My only pick would be wish the tail wasn't so vertical. Looks a little odd. But what can you do. Looking forward to more. TFS

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