Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)

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Comments (13)

David Brown Photogra… on December 4, 2010

Wow, this looks awsome Kenny but the 11M wireless in this airport won't let me see the 'big picture'.

Woodpeckers are not cooperative to this photographer even though I have had some fleeting success.

I shall look forward to seeing it full size at a later date!

Best wishes and good luck in the cold - Jethro

helianta on December 5, 2010

Superb shot and photo, Kenny!!! LIKE!!! Greetings, helianta.

Cleber C Ferreira on December 5, 2010

Awesome shot! Like 3

Kenny Wharton on December 5, 2010

Jethro I have been quite lucky with woodpeckers although this one only came for a few minutes.

helianta and Cleber thanks for your appreciation.



Unda J. on December 11, 2010

brilliant! i guess soon we will see waxwing pictures :))

Renáta Kuss on December 31, 2010

Beautiful! WOW! {L+YS}

Patty Arsenault on January 9, 2011

Wonderful woodpecker, Kenny. Cheers, Patty

David Brown Photogra… on January 9, 2011

Thank goodness for Patty

She brought this up again on my screen and I was able to get the full image (as I am no longer in an airport) !!!!!!

This is amazing and is a credit to your patience and determination ol' buddy!

Brilliant work.


Kenny Wharton on January 11, 2011

Thanks Unda J., ஜ♥๑ .Яεηάtα K. ๑♥ஜ and Patty Arsenault for your kind words.

Jethro thank you for the recognition of my determination. I am only compromised by time and could sit and watch birds all day.

I am presuming your jet-set lifestyle is work related. At least you get a broader range of photographic oportunities!

All the best


David Brown Photogra… on January 12, 2011


Yes it is Kenny and when I have time to myself - I won't want to fly anywhere ever again!!!

Best wishes from North Carolina (at present) - Jethro

Brian Brady on February 11, 2011

Great shot Kenny a fantastic capture of this lovely Bird, best wishes, Bry

brian gillman on April 30, 2011

These birds are not all that common, so great capture! We do get lots of green woodpeckers (Yaffles?) round here though. Y*.

Best wishes, Brian.

Christos Theodorou on January 1, 2014

So cute!!!!!! I love it ! Best wishes for the New year ! Hello from Athens

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 3, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Kenny Wharton
    • Camera: Canon EOS 550D
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/256)
    • Focal Length: 300.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.513
    • ISO Speed: ISO800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash