3rd Place in the December Weather Challenge in The World As We See It , or as we missed it Group

3rd Place in the Christmas in the Northwest Challenge in the Pacific Northwest Group

Featured in “Americas ~ Rural, Urban, Wild, Free” December 2009
Featured in “The World As We See It , or as we missed it” December 2012
Featured in “Canon DSLR” December 2012
Featured in “The Birds” December 2012
Featured in “Through the eye of the Lens” December 2012
Featured in “Artists Universe” December 2012
Featured in “#1 Artists of Redbubble” December 2012
Featured in “Beautiful BC” January 2013

Unable to find fresh water elsewhere during a snowstorm in Naniamo, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, this Northern Flicker resorts to eating some snow from the top of an old tree stump for refreshment after feeding on suet nearby.

Canon 40D
1/1000sec f7.1 ISO 400
500mm lens + 1.4x converter

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  • Rafferty-Evans
    Rafferty-Evansabout 5 years ago

    stunning work

  • Thank you very much Lee-Anne!

    – Martin Smart

  • richiedean
    richiedeanabout 5 years ago

    Well caught Martin, great shot .. !!

  • Many thanks Richie, appreciate the comment!

    – Martin Smart

  • KathleenRinker
    KathleenRinkerabout 5 years ago

    Awesome capture Martin!!

  • Thank you so much Kathy, glad you like it!

    – Martin Smart

  • PDPhoto
    PDPhotoabout 5 years ago

    Well spotted & captured Martin. Good composition & DoF. Well done.

  • Thanks very much for your comments Paul, appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyabout 5 years ago

  • Wow, thank you so much for the feature Sharon, you’ve made my day!!

    – Martin Smart

  • Lynda   McDonald
    Lynda McDonaldabout 5 years ago

    wonderful capture and congrats on your feature !

  • Thank you so much Lynda, I really appreciate your comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous capture. A beautiful creature and composition.

  • Many thanks for your kind comments Bunny, much appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture Martin!!

  • Thanks very much Marvin!

    – Martin Smart

  • Bellavista2
    Bellavista2about 5 years ago

    This a magnificent photo Martin. I am fortunate to have a family of Flickers that live in our nature habitat we call our backyard, they have been eating at our seedblocks to day, I love there hiccup sound they make.

  • Thank you so much Ann-Marie, I really appreciate your comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsabout 5 years ago

    this is so beautiful Martin, I love it – wow! The muted tones and little patches of gold and red on the flicker are outstanding here

  • Thank you for your wonderful comments Vickie, very much appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

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