As some of you might recall, I had a pair of northern flickers nest on my rear deck last year. They are back, but we are not sure if they are going to take up residence again. This is my first photo-op this year and the light was poor, as the flicker was in shadow. You can see from the background that there was some lovely evening light - well there will be more, hopefully with cleaner backgrounds! D2H 500/4 1.4x 1/180s f/5.6 fill flash no crop. Tone was set at low contrast and changed to normal in capture.