A handsome pilieated woodpecker takes a few hacks at the bark in forested Hendricks Park, Eugene, Oregon. October 2008.
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Wow great capture Ken.
Great work .. Such a beautiful bird .. Looks like its on a Dawn Redwood.. Way to go Ken..Chuck..
Good title…like the pose!
Another one of you great captures Ken. You are always at the right place at the right time to get a fantastic shot like this one. I’ve never been to Hendricks Park; I will have to go give it a try with all this good weather we’re having. LOL
Thank you, Chuck, coming from you, that’s a great compliment. You’re always in the right spot as far as I’m concerned. Hendricks has its challenges, mostly lighting. I hadn’t gone up there for months, but have been going for 2 weeks now, mostly at lunch time. The gray squirrels are fun to shoot, and there can be interesting birds in the branches. I got a few shots of a raccoon which I haven’t posted yet. Fall leaves are great photo subjects there, too. It’s getting real pretty up there, so you should try it out.
I had never seen a woodpecker till my last trip to Ohio (not one like this). Great birds with real personality. Great image, very sharp, and captures the actions of the bird beautifully.
Instant favorite! I see these all the time in my yard, but I do not have the lens to capture a shot like this one! I love to hear them call in the forest to one another, and watch then scurry from tree to tree in my yard! Beautiful photograph!!
I had never seen one before, though they’re not uncommon around here. He was a noisy fellow, that’s for sure.
Ken, I am fortunate to see them daily, they are quiet shy, then again most critters are in the true wild! Park animal’s are much different! I love their call, they sound like they belong in the jungle somewhere, or in a rain forest. Awesome birds! Great photograph, I have to say again!
Yes, that one did sound like an exotic bird. At first I thought he was a frisky squirrel, because there are gray and red squirrels in that woods. I heard this very loud cluck-cluck sound and he landed in a tree next to me. I got some dim-lighting shots of him, and then he flew to some fir trees. He stayed mostly in sight as I hid behind another tree, clucking or whatever his sound is while wandering along the branches. I got one flight shot, though not very good, darn it. Amazing bird, compared to other woodpeckers really immense. I take it you don’t have a good long lens?
Wish I did have a lens!! LOL! I am shooting with what I consider a family camera! LOL! Canon PowerShot SE IS ! But, I enjoy it, cause it is all I have, and make the best of it! For wildlife I really need to reach out that distance………just can’t do it.! LOL!I have so many wildlife shots that just are NOT good! Damn! LOL! Just can’t get close enough! Digital zoom sucks! Ha! Gotta put this in my favs again! Thanks Ken!!
I had one of those when I got started! It is so frustrating to not have the camera and lens you know you need when you start getting good at it (which you ARE). I think there’s a telephoto lens for the IS, not sure how good it is.
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