Male Pileated Woodpecker

Posted by Paul Rossi on Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:56 pm

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Taken in Michigan's Eastern Upper Peninsula.  This species has become very common here the last decade.

This individual found a location where he is finding wood boring larva.

Canon EOS 1D Mark 2 + 600mm IS lens
1/200 sec, f/5.6
Mode: Av
Metering: Multi-segment
Exp comp: +2/3
ISO: 400

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by Ron Day on Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:09 pm
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Beautiful pose, with the bill open, at the cavity site, Paul. Very nicely done!

by peter makuch on Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:32 pm
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I quest this is his nesting whole for the spring time, good job on getting the back side and with his head turned slightly, excellent PAUL.

by Carol Clarke on Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:53 pm
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Excellent shot showing the detail of the plumage and the bark texture. Great pose with just the right amount of head turn too.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:32 pm
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Perfect spot for him, excavating, with a nice head turn. Usually all I see are the excavations! Beautiful shot.
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by Karl Egressy on Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:42 am
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Great pose captured nicely.

by Mako_Elite on Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:40 am
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Nice shot Paul! I love when these guys are rattling away like a jack hammer.


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