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Who Ate the Peanuts? by Ritva Ikonen

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This male Great Spotted Woodpecker is enjoying his daily peanuts in our bird feeder.

The photo is taken in Siuntio, Finland March 2009.


  • EvaLarsen
    EvaLarsenover 5 years ago

    Very charming. Like your photos, your colours are very Nordic.

  • Ritva Ikonen
    Ritva Ikonenover 5 years ago

    Thank you, Eva! I’m honored that you like them. We haven’t got many colors really in the wintertime. I have noticed lately that I’m trying to find some strong colors around me to lighten up this long winter :o)

  • Gili Orr
    Gili Orrover 5 years ago

    wow, what a lovely bird, and so well captured!

  • Gili Orr
    Gili Orrover 5 years ago

    Oh, and about the lack of colors… yes, that was one of the most difficult aspects of the Finnish winter for me… the other one was that I’ve never learned to balance myself well while walking on ice… lol. fell a few times and hurt my wrists and shoulders.

  • Thank you Gili! Winter would be nicer if it wasn’t sooo long. Most of all I hate the darkness. It’s a lot worse than the cold. Now that the snow has melted I can’t wait for the spring: sun, birds, green, free waters…

    – Ritva Ikonen

  • Gili Orr
    Gili Orrover 5 years ago

    I know what you mean;-) I get down and lose energy because of lack of sun in winter. In Holland we may have somewhat longer days, but it’s grey a lot. However, though a short period of snow is beautiful, the 4 months snow covering the earth in Finland makes the world a bit too black and white. Here we hardly have snow;-)

  • John Shortt-Smith
    John Shortt-Smithover 5 years ago

    I love the deceptive simplicity of your pictures of the life and simple beautiful things around you.

  • Thank you so much, John! Very kind of you and makes me feel that I must be doing something right. My passion is not only to identify the beauty around me but also to create something beautiful of imperfection.

    – Ritva Ikonen

  • jdmphotography
    jdmphotographyover 5 years ago

    Excellent work ! …….. Love the composition here superb shot ! ……… (-;

  • Thank you jdm for your kind compliment! Thank for the fav too!

    – Ritva Ikonen

  • kazsaau
    kazsaauover 5 years ago

    this is just so lovely! – and such vibrant colours!

  • Thank you so much, Keren! Very kind.

    – Ritva Ikonen

  • lefty1
    lefty1over 5 years ago

    fantastic shot of this beautiful creature!

  • Thank you so much John! These guys are my favorites.

    – Ritva Ikonen

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 5 years ago

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