Male Black-backed Woodpecker

Posted by Paul Rossi on Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:45 pm

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This bird has been within about 300 yards of my home for 3+ weeks, but today it wanted to pose for photos.  It found the numerous larva-infested spruces and is apparently happy.  3rd sighting of this species on our peninsula in the last 12 years. Taken in Michigan's Eastern Upper Peninsula.

Canon 7D Mark 2 + 600mm IS lens
1/125 sec, f/5.6
Mode: Av
Metering: Evaluative
Exp comp: -1/3
ISO: 1250
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by Ron Day on Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:20 pm
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Great story and image, Paul. Congrats on getting this rarity.

by Tusar Bhowmik on Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:52 am
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Beautiful bird and image. Superb.

by Karl Egressy on Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:10 pm
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Nice story and image.

by Carol Clarke on Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:39 pm
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What a beautiful visitor and great image, Paul!

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by david fletcher on Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:00 pm
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Excellent capture and info Paul!
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by WDCarrier on Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:36 pm
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Absolutely stunning image. Congratulations!
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by Cynthia Crawford on Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:41 am
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Excellent- nice to capture a rarity. They only live further north here, and are elusive.
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