Northern Flicker

Posted by ADKShooter on Sun Jun 12, 2022 3:12 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours

Reply to topic  
 First unread post  | 8 posts | 
Nikon D850, Nikon 500mm F5.6 pf
ISO 1600, 1/4,000s, F10.0, Blind

This male Northern Flicker is leaving it's nest site. It currently has small young and the parents normally carry fecal sacks out of the nest. Fortunately, for the sake of this image, it did not do so this time. There is only a short window of good light in the mid morning due to shadows from nearby trees, and then the light becomes very harsh before going back to shadows. Hopefully there will be other opportunities to get the adults with their young later on, especially on a bright cloudy day.

Please click for higher resolution.

Posted by:
Forum Contributor
Location: Gloversville, NY
Member #:02167
Posts: 2754
Joined: 05 Aug 2020


by paul fletcher on Sun Jun 12, 2022 9:10 pm
paul fletcher
Forum Contributor
Posts: 1633
Joined: 26 Feb 2018
Member #:02174
I can't recall ever seeing an image quite like this one, Warren- wonderful on all counts- very unique !

by Axel Hildebrandt on Sun Jun 12, 2022 10:46 pm
User avatar
Axel Hildebrandt
Forum Contributor
Posts: 18210
Joined: 28 Nov 2005
Location: Coopersburg, PA
Great find and pose, good luck getting some more images of this site.
Axel Hildebrandt

by david fletcher on Mon Jun 13, 2022 3:34 am
User avatar
david fletcher
Posts: 29183
Joined: 24 Sep 2004
Location: UK
Member #:00525
Excellent sighting and timing Warren. Look forward to seeing more.
Make your life spectacular!

by peter makuch on Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:14 am
peter makuch
Forum Contributor
Posts: 3497
Joined: 13 Jun 2014
Location: montreal
Member #:02075
very nicely timed coming out of the hole with all of the Bird in focus from beak to tail, my only suggestion would be to photography him on an overcast day, you don't burn the colours and no shadows as-well, good luck WARREN.

by Carol Clarke on Mon Jun 13, 2022 2:04 pm
User avatar
Carol Clarke
Chief Forum Administrator
Posts: 68611
Joined: 22 Aug 2003
Location: Lincolnshire, UK. In tune with Nature.
Member #:00067
A MUST CLICK for the full effect! Wonderful action capture leaving the nest cavity - and the setting provides a beautiful, painterly background. A glorious frame, Warren!

Carol Clarke
Chief Forum Administrator.

"When the power of love is greater than the love of power,
the world will know peace"....Jimi Hendrix.


by Karl Egressy on Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:25 pm
User avatar
Karl Egressy
Forum Contributor
Posts: 37078
Joined: 11 Dec 2004
Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Member #:00988
Perfect moment captured.

by ADKShooter on Sat Jun 18, 2022 12:15 pm
Forum Contributor
Posts: 2754
Joined: 05 Aug 2020
Location: Gloversville, NY
Member #:02167
Thank you so much for the EP. Very appreciative. I am continuing to shoot this nest from a blind I have left in place. It's an unusual Flicker nest in that it is only about 5 feet high. Hoping it progresses well and allows for some nice images of the fledglings at the hole before they leave.

Display posts from previous:  Sort by:  
8 posts | 

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group