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May 14, 2012 17:38 |  #1

I found her in a densely wooded area and mostly shot at 3200 ISO thus losing some detail.

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May 14, 2012 18:39 |  #2

Great shots Don, of one of my favorite woodpeckers.


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May 14, 2012 20:01 |  #3

Shar824 wrote in post #14431715 (external link)
Great shots Don, of one of my favorite woodpeckers.

Thanks Sharon. My favorite too. They always seem to surprise me by flying into a tree near to where I am.


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May 15, 2012 21:09 |  #4

Super shots Don! I've seen one ever. I'll have to come back and look at these until the second time comes around.


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May 15, 2012 21:16 |  #5

Don I particularly like the first image as it has fewer distracting branches


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May 15, 2012 21:21 |  #6

I am going to play devil's advocate here. The bill on this bird is quite large, larger than I would expect on a Downy. Also, the outer tail feathers look completely white, without any marks or barring. Could this possibly be a Hairy??

Just throwin' it out there.

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May 16, 2012 03:54 |  #7

Markmcc wrote in post #14437906 (external link)
I am going to play devil's advocate here. The bill on this bird is quite large, larger than I would expect on a Downy. Also, the outer tail feathers look completely white, without any marks or barring. Could this possibly be a Hairy??

Just throwin' it out there.

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May 16, 2012 05:12 |  #8

Diamond Lil wrote in post #14437826 (external link)
Super shots Don! I've seen one ever. I'll have to come back and look at these until the second time comes around.

Thanks Lillian. I've seen quite a lot in Florida but not so many here in Ontario.

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Don I particularly like the first image as it has fewer distracting branches

I agree Stephen and would prefer there to be no distracting branches. That was a dense area of the woods and I was lucky to get the shots I did. Maybe next time.

Markmcc wrote in post #14437906 (external link)
I am going to play devil's advocate here. The bill on this bird is quite large, larger than I would expect on a Downy. Also, the outer tail feathers look completely white, without any marks or barring. Could this possibly be a Hairy??

Just throwin' it out there.

Mark

You could be right Mark. I have no idea of the differences. Apparently the Downy is the smaller of the two but it's difficult to tell the actual size.

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Thanks Kenny. You're in the Hairy column. ;-)a


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May 16, 2012 07:40 |  #9

I would go with Hairy as well, that beak is pretty large, nicely done at that iso Don!


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May 16, 2012 09:56 |  #10

Thanks much Bret. It seems we have general agreement on Hairy. Polls are closing. ;-)a


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