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Black woodpecker

Posted by
ursulakatariina (Ed, Sweden) on 27 October 2014 in Animal & Insect.

On Friday I heard loud crying sounds from outside my balcony and decided to go out with my camera and take a look what's keeping that noise.
This is what was keeping the noise, a female black woodpecker. I have never been so close to one before and did not have an idea they were so big - it's bigger than a magpie!

Black Woodpecker - Dryocopus martius - Palokärki


Canon EOS 70D 1/80 second F/5.6 ISO 1250 170 mm

Nice to see you! I hope you enjoy seeing what I saw earlier.
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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Good morning only. It's nice to meet you. Nice pictures. Woodpecker is not usually the easiest to describe.

27 Oct 2014 5:36am

@Jypyä Pop: Thank you. I was quite surprised how close I got with the camera, there was just few meters between us.

Oiva from Turku, Finland

It certainly was wondering what are you doing! Fine image of *****!:-))))))))))))))Haleja.

Happy new week to you!

27 Oct 2014 6:50am

@Oiva: Yeah, she looks a bit surprised.
Thank you!

♡ Isa ♡ ♡ ♡ from Vaucluse, France

Très jolie prise de vue...

27 Oct 2014 8:24am

@♡ Isa ♡ ♡ ♡: Merci!

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

cool find*

27 Oct 2014 8:53am

@Dimitrios: Thank you!

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

This made me smile!

27 Oct 2014 5:06pm

@Ruthiebear: She looks a bit funny. :D

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Wow! That's a shot, what a beady eye its got

27 Oct 2014 8:32pm

@The Mouse: Thank you! The eyes were almost mesmerizing.

L'angevine from Angers, France


28 Oct 2014 8:27am

@L'angevine: merci

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Canon EOS 70D
1/80 second
ISO 1250
170 mm