Downy Woodpecker

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Today was a day of firsts for me. This is my first Downy Woodpecker. I heard it hammering, but it took me about five minutes to finally spot it, and it was in deep shade. EV was +8/3, whatever that means, but it was what I needed to get the detail of the bird in the shade. Needless to say, the background was washed out, but hey.

feb05202202 by Jeff Ashman, on Flickr
 

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Nice capture! The upper right corner is definitely bright, you could probably crop smaller and eliminate it completely.
 

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Cool looking birds, too bad about the light. I've tried to catch red-bellied woodpeckers on the sides of trees like that and they can be very annoying. it seems like whenever they see me they keep moving to the opposite side of where ever I am. It's like they make a game out of it and tease the living hell out of you. ;)
 
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Nice capture! The upper right corner is definitely bright, you could probably crop smaller and eliminate it completely.
Thanks! I thought about it, but I didn't want to clip the nice triangle that the branches make. I may try my hand at layering and darkening the background, if I can find time to fiddle around with it.
Very nice shot.....
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Cool looking birds, too bad about the light. I've tried to catch red-bellied woodpeckers on the sides of trees like that and they can be very annoying. it seems like whenever they see me they keep moving to the opposite side of where ever I am. It's like they make a game out of it and tease the living hell out of you. ;)
Yep. This one was in a place where I couldn't maneuver much due to the undergrowth, and it did scoot around to the other side once it noticed me.
 

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Nice capture Jeff, Dont let him around your house.
 

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Congrats on your capture.
 

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Congrats getting the shot of the woodpecker. We have one that visits in the summer, but he is camera shy.
 

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