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Redbellied Redux

Discussion in 'Birds' started by keirin, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. keirin


    Dec 31, 2005
    A couple of photos from this afternoon --


  2. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Wow, excellent shots Keirin. The first is very close.
  3. Glideslope


    Feb 8, 2006
    Nice work. Love the detail in #1.
  4. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Gosh these are great, I'm assuming that you shot from a blind.
  5. Great shots. Never tire of watching Red-bellied Woodpeckers, what a fun bird.
    Thanks for sharing.
  6. WildBill


    Mar 20, 2006
    Hammonton, New Jersey
    Execllent shots Keirin!!!

  7. keirin


    Dec 31, 2005
    Sincere thanks to all for taking time to comment. Happily, I didn't need a blind for these pix. A pair of this model of woodpecker have been preoccupied by poking holes into a small dead palm tree trunk in our back yard (a tree in which there was already a goodly number of holes). It seems that as soon as the woodpecker couple can sculpt a residence-size cavity in the tree, it's co-opted by starlings that have just been relentless in their assault.

    The woodpeckers soldier on though, and since they're distracted by their home construction, with a little care I've been able to approach inside free-throw range. As I recall, these were all taken with the 300 f/4 AFS (a couple might've had a tc attached).





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