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Downy Woodpecker

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Downy Woodpecker

This is a male. You can tell by the red spot on the back of the head. The reason you can't see his beak is because he's holding about 20 inch worms in it.



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Registered: April 2006
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Date: Sat May 27, 2006
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nice catch, this look fuzzy though?!
#1 Sat May 27, 2006 6:31am

Great capture,I dont know if its just my eyes but it looks sharper when Im about three foot from the screen(no insult or critisism intended) Smile
#2 Sat May 27, 2006 7:45am

Nice shot Amanda Smile...Steve
You don't take a photograph, you make it. - Ansel Adams
#3 Sat May 27, 2006 9:43am

No, tjr, it's not your eyes. The shot is somewhat fuzzy, I tried to sharpen it up. I didn't think to use the backlight or a flash since I was chasing this little speed demon around the tree. The truth is after looking at my other 40 blurred photos of him this one looked like a prize winner. LOL. Thanks for looking and rating. Thank you, Steve and thanks noamr. I appreciate you all taking the time to comment. Amanda Smile! p.s. you think it's easy sitting in a tree with worms and who knows what else just to take a picture of a bird?
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#4 Sat May 27, 2006 3:05pm

Its hard enough to actually get a shot of one of these things,,,getting it in focus is even harder!,,you've done well,,I like it!...Ken
If I see something I "SHOOT!"
#5 Sat May 27, 2006 5:33pm

Thanks, Ken. It is hard to get a shot since he just visits my apple tree for a few minutes a day and then leaves with his cache. I will keep trying to improve though. Thank you for the generous rating, it is very much appreciated. Amanda
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#6 Sat May 27, 2006 6:54pm

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