Downy Woodpecker (Three Photographs)

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When foraging for food woodpeckers are great candidates for photography, their preoccupation with their endeavor means you won’t be disturbing them. However, they do move at a rapid rate hammering away to get at insects. A high shutter speed, 500 to 1000th of a second catches the bird in motion. In post you can address any noise. They are not rare birds but they are interesting to watch and as you can see, like all woodpeckers they have a long tongue (which I hope was not aimed at me).

Downy WoodPecker-3

Downy WoodPecker-2

18 responses

  1. the third one is the best shot. Great pose

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    August 18, 2016 at 4:51 am

  2. Fantastic pics!

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    August 18, 2016 at 5:17 am

  3. Great article as always! Very interesting! Please follow my blog!

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    August 18, 2016 at 6:23 am

  4. I agree. These guys are the least skittish bird that visits me at the suet puck. Very easy to pop off a shot.

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    August 18, 2016 at 6:48 am

  5. Beautiful and unique captures, especially the one with the tongue sticking out.

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    August 18, 2016 at 7:06 am

  6. I have been hunting downy woodpeckers for ever but it is always just a ladderback. Bravo!

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    August 18, 2016 at 11:50 am

  7. Love that ‘peeking’ pose 🙂

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    August 18, 2016 at 3:19 pm

  8. How wonderful to capture the tongue, not commonly seen. Love the last one where’s she’s peeking around the tree!

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    August 18, 2016 at 4:56 pm

  9. Kaya

    Excellent captures !!! And it’s not so easy to take pictures of this bird. It’s in a constant motion.

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    August 18, 2016 at 6:24 pm

  10. I love the third one! Peek-a-boo!

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    August 19, 2016 at 11:22 pm

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