April 27th, 2012 – Avian Friday: Woody

As is the case often with bird photography, sometimes you have to take what you can get and sometimes you get lucky. They’re not normally obliged to pose unless of course they are resting and don’t realize or mind your presence. Most of the time just finding them is half the challenge. Seldom is there time to compose an image on the spot and that is where its handy to be able to have  a higher megapixel camera that can allow for cropping. It’s always somewhat of a challenge to capture a nice bird image and that’s ar large part of why I enjoy doing it.  In this image of the Downy Woodpecker I had actually been drawn to tree by a pair of young Norther Flicker woodpeckers perched on the other side. It was a pleasant surprise to also discover a pair of Downy’s on the same tree. Although the angles were not ideal, I was lucky enough to capture a couple of decent shots of both species.

Downy Woodpecker

Seattle, Washington

Canon 1D Mark III+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM  + 1.4X Rear Extender

Processed with Lightroom 3,  Photoshop CS5.

To see a larger version please click on the image.

Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.

Thanks for stopping by,



5 thoughts on “April 27th, 2012 – Avian Friday: Woody

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