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Male Pileated Woodpecker

I had a good day at work today, because I let go of my resistance and allowed things to flow without the struggle. After work I sometimes go home exhausted and sleep then can’t sleep when I am supposed to. So I decided to go play, packed my camera into my car and went straight to the park immediately after work.

As soon as I got to the parking lot I heard knocking, louder than usual, and went in the general direction of the sound which came from a path that I often travel.Then the bird called and I  knew it was a piliated woodpecker. I soon saw one and got my camera ready, using more depth of field for more focus and a high ISO because it was an overcast day with light areas. I soon discovered there were a pair of these woodpeckers and joyfully followed them back and forth for an hour and a half.It was still light though not bright at 5 p.m. The days are getting longer! The birds were mostly obscurred by a lot of branches but did get some cleaner shots. It was a very satisfying walk and although I didn’t see a lot, I got a lot out of what I saw.

©Jane Chesebrough

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5 responses

  1. This is an amazing photo!

    January 31, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    • Thank you. I sure had a good time taking it. Jane

      “I discovered the secret of the sea in meditation upon a dewdrop” Kahlil Gibran

      February 1, 2012 at 5:07 pm

  2. Wow I need to budget for a bigger piece of glass. Well done Jane!!!

    February 1, 2012 at 7:55 am

  3. Wow – gorgeous!!

    March 12, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    • thank you and i hope to get more

      March 13, 2012 at 11:25 pm

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