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20130504-1 216 Red-headed Woodpecker.jpg
04-MAY-2013 Hank v/d Velde

20130504-1 216 Red-headed Woodpecker.jpg

Reportedly the R-h woodpeckers came back late on May 1st. I had spent several hours looking for them that morning, but no cigar. Two days later, someone told me that they had seen one late the same day that I had been there. I went back today and saw three of them and I was able to get some shots.

Nikon D800 ,Nikkor 500mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S II
1/1000s f/5.6 at 700.0mm iso360 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original
Missed Opportunities19-May-2013 01:16
This one was well worth your trip! These guys need 'Old Growth' Oak trees - the more standing Oak, the better! The nearest ones I've located here in Virginia are some 25 miles away, but well worth the drive.
Carol Rollins09-May-2013 04:31
Wow, a very impressive shot Hank. Wonderfully clear and sharp.
Milan Vogrin08-May-2013 21:14
Very nice photo!
Suzanne Labbé08-May-2013 00:41
Lucky you !! Wonderful find. ^V^
Len07-May-2013 18:42
Great shot Hank, don't get them in our area!!!!
Jimmy Kall07-May-2013 00:06
Great shot Hank!!!
francoisconstantin06-May-2013 21:01
Nice catch, a beautiful one.
argo106-May-2013 03:47
Spectacular image. Very nice.
Marcia Colelli06-May-2013 01:05
Very beautiful light and wonderful detailed capture. Nice colors V
Pierre Martin05-May-2013 21:36
awesome capture!!
looking for one since 3 years, big nothing
Greeney05-May-2013 20:49
Very beautiful!
Colin Storey05-May-2013 19:38
Glad you went back for this fantastic detailed image.
SageCreek Images05-May-2013 18:03
Super image of this woodpecker, Hank...
Lieve Snellings05-May-2013 17:42
Wonderful Hank !
jean-yves chamberland05-May-2013 17:01
fantastic shot Hank!
fotabug05-May-2013 15:34
A wonderful composition!
Jess. ( Lady.D.)05-May-2013 15:01
Outstanding shot Hank, well captured in natural setting....
Fong Lam05-May-2013 13:06
Fabulous shot of this pretty bird, the colors and pose...V
Janet Forjan-Freedman05-May-2013 10:55
Nice work tracking done this species. Well captured with a great pose.
Penny B05-May-2013 10:47
Nice sharp shot Hank. Glad you found them on your return trip.
Rick & José van der Weijde05-May-2013 08:36
Lovely species Hank. Nice catch!
Ann Pettigrew05-May-2013 03:52
Amazing shot of this red-headed, Hank. I think they are the most handsome of all of our woodpeckers!
Chris Picard05-May-2013 03:44
Terrific sharp shot of this beauty Hank.
Ted Busby05-May-2013 03:03
Wonderful capture here Hank!
Jan Luit05-May-2013 02:42
Nice catch Hank.
Claude Gagnon05-May-2013 02:33
Wonderful find and you got a beautiful shot ....Lucky you to meet this guy :)) V
Range View 05-May-2013 02:29
Marvellous image of this striking bird Hank.
Larry Umthun05-May-2013 02:09
Beautiful work Hank!
Jim Coffman05-May-2013 01:41
You got a very nice image,Hank! They are really pretty...
larose forest photos05-May-2013 01:19
WOW, Hank! THis is stunning. I love these woodpeckers and it is always a thrill to see one, but to see three...!! Fantastic capture.
hayl05-May-2013 01:11
Beautiful bird and a wonderful photo.
Stephanie05-May-2013 01:07
Magnificent! One of my favorite birds; not commonly seen in my neck o the woods.
Superb capture of the details hank!
Sam Rua05-May-2013 01:05
Super comp, Hank. Very nice capture indeed.
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