Pileated Woodpecker on Birch by Michael Cummings

The Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) is a very large North American woodpecker, almost crow-sized, inhabiting deciduous forests in eastern North America, the Great Lakes, the boreal forests of Canada, and parts of the Pacific coast. It is also the largest woodpecker in America.

Taken in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Nikon D300
ISO 320
EV 0.0
Pattern Metering
No Flash
400 MM
WB Sun


  • Heather King
    Heather Kingabout 3 years ago

    Stunning clarity

  • Thank you very much Heather :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • Charles Dillane
    Charles Dillaneabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic Michael…love the colour!

  • Thanks Charles, maybe we will see some tomorrow

    – Michael Cummings

  • Warren. A. Williams
    Warren. A. Wil...about 3 years ago


  • Thank you very much, Warren

    – Michael Cummings

  • deb cole
    deb coleabout 3 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous capture, Michael!

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 3 years ago
  • Thank you very much for the feature Kala

    – Michael Cummings

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Poete100
    Poete100about 3 years ago

    I should have know it’s your photo….fabulous shot of the beautiful Pileated Woodpecker…love it!

  • Thank you very much, Lorraine

    – Michael Cummings

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...about 3 years ago

    nice colours, good capture

  • Thank you very much, Ryan

    – Michael Cummings

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 3 years ago

    12 February 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 3 years ago

    Great portrait of this hammerhead, Michael! Have heard but not seen one of ours in the past couple of weeks.

  • Thank you very much, Sheila

    – Michael Cummings

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