LENS: SIGMA APO 150-500mm @ 500mm

The downy is the smallest North American woodpecker. This is a female. I can’t find any photos showing the yellow/orange down above the beak (most show just yellow or white), so this is likely a local variant.

Taken near Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada.


bird, british columbia, canada, woodpecker, gibsons, sunshine coast, wildlife

I’m a retired stationary engineer who lives on British Columbia’s scenic Sunshine Coast, which although on the mainland, can only be accessed by water or air – just the way we Coasters like it!

Wildlife and nature photography is my hobby and passion. My primary camera is a Nikon D90 and most of these photos are taken with a Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm VR lens.

I appreciate and try to answer all sincere comments.

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  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 3 years ago

    Oh this is lovely adore the slight fluffyness of the feathersd and great detail.

  • Thank you so much Karen – I really appreciate that!

    – Carl Olsen

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture Carl, such a little beauty and so cute.

  • Thank you Andrea. Yes, she’s kinda sweet, isn’t she?

    – Carl Olsen

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 3 years ago

    Beautiful bird, beautifuk capture. Congrats!

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  • Thank you Barbara. Very much appreciated!

    – Carl Olsen

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 3 years ago

    Sorry for the misspelling of Beautiful!!!!

  • That’s okay – made me smile actually :) Thanks again!

    – Carl Olsen

  • Meladana
    Meladanaover 3 years ago

    Delightful, wonderful work great detail! :)

  • Thank you Chris! I actually took a lot of shots top get this one good one.

    – Carl Olsen

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Congrats on your feature of this beautiful bird !

  • Thank you Trish! I had to look it up to see what it was, so I learned something too :)

    – Carl Olsen

  • Diana Graves Photography
    Diana Graves P...over 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot!! Love this little one!! :)

  • Thank you very much Diana!

    – Carl Olsen

  • maxy
    maxyover 3 years ago

    Oh so cute!!!! CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS on your feature!!! :-)

  • Thank you very much Maxy – much appreciated!

    – Carl Olsen

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 2 years ago

    4 October 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

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