This is a close up of a male pileated woodpecker on a tree with many holes. Taken in the rain at the Britannia Woods in Ottawa Ontario Canada using my Nikon D300 and 200-400 lens with fill flash. I shot this bird for about 45 minutes during which time the slight rain turned to snow (it was early spring).


pileated woodpecker

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  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago


  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 2 years ago

    Nice clear image of this awesome woody.

  • deb cole
    deb coleover 2 years ago

    Fabulous capture, Daniel!

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Click on the banner to enter the challenge & Good Luck

  • Erma
    Ermaover 2 years ago

    I absolutely love this shot…we occasionally see pileated woodpeckers near our home (northern Ohio) and it is a thrill each time one appears. Keep up the good work.

  • Wayne Wood
    Wayne Woodover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on having your image featured in the group “The Birds”.

  • Thanks Wayne, much aprreciated !

    – Daniel Parent

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