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Oct 11, 2010 20:44 |  #1

I went out in the woods about 15 miles from home to a pond. I didn't see any birds for an hour. I heard a pecking sound and behind me here was this Red-naped sapsucker working on an Oak tree about 60 feet away. He was only 4 feet off the ground. I watched him for about 20 minutes then moved up closer. Eventually after about 60 minutes I got within 15 feet of him. He kept looking at me but wasn't afraid. The light was terrible on the side he was on. The sun was to the right and behind the tree. ISO was at 1600. I managed to get a few shots anyway. :D


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Oct 11, 2010 20:45 |  #2

One more...


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Oct 11, 2010 20:51 |  #3

Pretty darned good.




  
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Oct 11, 2010 21:45 |  #4

Nice shots Steve! Really like that first one.


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Oct 11, 2010 22:00 |  #5

A beautiful bird Steve... he looks a lot like my buddy the Yellow-bellied, pretty shots for the conditions.. almost all my sapsucker shots end up being taken on the dark side of the tree... must be a sapsucker trait ;)

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Oct 11, 2010 22:38 |  #6

These are great Steve.....He's a good looking woodpecker.


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Oct 11, 2010 23:37 |  #7

Jack Cooper wrote in post #11078461 (external link)
Pretty darned good.

Thanks Jack..

Zethar wrote in post #11078802 (external link)
Nice shots Steve! Really like that first one.

Thank you...

dbriz wrote in post #11078894 (external link)
A beautiful bird Steve... he looks a lot like my buddy the Yellow-bellied, pretty shots for the conditions.. almost all my sapsucker shots end up being taken on the dark side of the tree... must be a sapsucker trait ;)

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This one sure stayed on that tree, pecking here and there, moving back and forth in the same area. Maybe a bug inside that oak tree that he wanted. They do look like the yellow-bellied without the bright yellow belly. They have some pale yellow on them. This was the only bird I took photos of at the pond today. The waterhole was vacant too!
Thanks db!:D

Shar824 wrote in post #11079160 (external link)
These are great Steve.....He's a good looking woodpecker.

Thank you Sharon, I was lucky to see this bird today!


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Oct 11, 2010 23:40 |  #8

Nice, I know how hard it is to get close!


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Oct 12, 2010 00:02 |  #9

peregrineflier wrote in post #11079594 (external link)
Nice, I know how hard it is to get close!

Thanks Tom, this bird was so busy it wasn't concerned with me. Usually a Woodpecker will take off if you move. Maybe it has never seen a person before!


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Oct 12, 2010 00:53 |  #10

Sweet shots Steve. You've got some great species to shoot at there.


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Oct 12, 2010 05:00 |  #11

Nice find. He's a fat little guy, must be finding plenty to eat.


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Oct 12, 2010 05:02 |  #12

Love the great variety of birds in your area. Great work on these, Steve.


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Oct 12, 2010 07:39 |  #13

chubri777 wrote in post #11079978 (external link)
Sweet shots Steve. You've got some great species to shoot at there.

Thanks Chuck, I was really surprised yesterday, the sun was out and very few birds around. I didn't see one bird come down to the pond to take a drink. I was really happy to see this bird!

canonloader wrote in post #11080928 (external link)
Nice find. He's a fat little guy, must be finding plenty to eat.

He sure does look healthy! Thanks Mitch, good to hear from you.:D

sparker1 wrote in post #11080935 (external link)
Love the great variety of birds in your area. Great work on these, Steve.

Thanks Stan, are you back home now? That was quite the trip you took, I'm jealous.


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Oct 12, 2010 08:20 |  #14

Steve, Great shots of this lil fellow, looks to have been eating well :)))... Your variety there is amazing.

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Oct 12, 2010 08:26 |  #15

Beautiful bird. Nice shot Steve.


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