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Downy Woodpecker
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Posted By: 8540tomg, 02-10-2013, 03:01 PM

Ran into a cooperative Downy Woodpecker today.

Very rare.









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02-10-2013, 03:22 PM   #2
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Nice shots Tom, colourful little fellow.
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Nice shots Tom, colourful little fellow.

Thanks eaglem,

Love these little guys.

Had a tough time trying to get a clear shot through the twigs.

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Nice captures Tom.I had to use my Murray 1200 Turbo Shovel to clear a path through 2ft of snow to access my feeder.I hope the birds appreciate it.--charliezap

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Wonderful caps Tom! We rarely see those little guys here.
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Nice captures Tom.I had to use my Murray 1200 Turbo Shovel to clear a path through 2ft of snow to access my feeder.I hope the birds appreciate it.--charliezap
Thanks Charlie

I share you pain Charlie. We had some drifts of four feet or so in the drive.

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Wonderful caps Tom! We rarely see those little guys here.
Thanks buddy,

Quite common in this part of the world. A year-round resident.

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Wonderful pictures of one of my favorite birds. I love seeing these guys at the feeder.

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I love them, too, one of my favorites and pretty much daily here, thank goodness... How to get the detail, context and scale is a challenge in my mind. I see it as a very big deal to capture these creatures, and I love their call notes, too. They always have food.
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civano, Jacquot

Thanks for looking guys.

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Very nicely done, Tom. Good color and nice details.
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Wow - these are good 'uns, Tom. I tried to get a shot of a woodpecker last week, but I'm not much of a wildlife photographer and my results were dismal.

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Thanks Jer and Gary,

Love the challenge of catching these little guys with a manual focus telephoto.

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