The Great-spotted woodpeckers are not that regular at the feeding station at the moment, but when they do show they are performing well. They take a short flight (one metre) between a post and a feeder, which means one wing beat I think. Canon EOS 1dx with the Canon 400mm f5.6 on manual pre-focus. Shutter speed of 1/3200th, iso 3200 and whatever aperture the light allows, but usually almost fully open. I want to have a go at this using flash, which will mean a false background.
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