March 25th, 2011 – Avian Friday: Downy Woodpecker
Last week on a bike ride with my grandson we were treated with a very close encounter with a Pileated Woodpecker. I returned to the same spot a couple of days later armed this time with the super-telephoto lens on the camera. I didn’t see the Pileated anywhere, but did find a tree that looked like it might be used by them for nesting. I’ll have to report back later on that. I did find some smaller birds including this Downy Woodpecker that allowed me to get close enough to it to capture a few images.
View of a Downy Woodpecker. Seattle, Washington
Canon 1D Mark III, Canon EF-500/f4 IS , 500mm, f/5, 1/100 Sec, ISO 500, Hand-held. Post processing -,Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5.
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Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.
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