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_MG_1076 Male Pileated Woodpecker

_MG_1076 Male Pileated Woodpecker

Trying out the pre-drilled cedar log I bought at Wild Birds Unlimited yesterday. It's filled with a homemade no-melt suet mixture made with lard, quick cook oatmeal, cornmeal, flour, sugar, and chunky peanut butter. I was a few feet from the sliding door because with my 300mm lens I couldn't get the whole bird in if I stood any closer - and he would probably have taken off. It was also rainy and foggy. Hard to get reasonable contrast under such conditions.

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Canon EOS 40D ,Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
1/250s f/4.5 at 300.0mm iso1600 full exif

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Rachel Pennington04-Jan-2010 18:27
Just an amazing shot, Isabel. Perfect details!
Helen Betts31-Dec-2009 23:18
Another excellent capture. Outstanding detail, and like your DOF.
golfpic26-Dec-2009 16:34
Lovely shot Isabel.
Jeannie26-Dec-2009 14:31
Fantastic shot with great detail.
heather26-Dec-2009 10:02
Fabulous shot and so much detail! V
wendy beard25-Dec-2009 18:23
wow - that's pretty amazing!
Janet Forjan-Freedman25-Dec-2009 18:16
How exciting to have a pileated wp visit your backyard! Great catch with wonderful details!
Jane25-Dec-2009 17:41
Looks like this will be a hit with the birds. Nice catch Isabel!