The Hairy Woodpecker is a small but powerful bird that forages along trunks and main branches of large trees. It wields a much longer bill than the Downy Woodpecker's almost thornlike bill. Hairy Woodpeckers have a somewhat soldierly look, with their erect, straight-backed posture on tree trunks and their cleanly striped heads. Look for them at backyard suet or sunflower feeders, and listen for them whinnying from woodlots, parks, and forests.
HE IS THE SENTINENTAL OF MY BACKYARD. HE IS NOT AFRAID OF THE DOGS, ALTHOUGH HE SHOULD BE.
DIEGO THE SQUEAKY SQUIRREL KILLER ...
HE IS A FUNNY, FRIENDLY, FEARLESS, LITTLE DOG WHO THINKS HE'S A BULL MASTIF.
THIS GRACKLE TAKES A TERRITORIAL STANCE ON MY SPLIT-RAIL FENCE EVERY DAY WHEN I PUT SEED IN THE FEEDERS. HERE, HE SITS IN POURING RAIN, MAKING SURE NO OTHER BIRDS STEAL HIS SEEDS! THE RAIN REFLECTING OFF HIS VERY DARK BLUE-BLACK FEATHERS MADE HIM SORT OF IRIDESCENT, AND SO I GRABBED THE CAMERA.
Votive Candle Holders
Firey looking and they don't even have the candles in them. This image seems greatly degraded after putting it here on PBase! Geez!
The farm down the road ....
Well, I AM still learning, and I always seem to do this. I love to photograph this place. I will fix the sky later when I have my own computer back. I screwed up and saved this as a BMP. PBase automatically converts it to a .jpeg for web use. I don't know how much this image is degraded, I decided to stick it on here anyway because I like the 'roll' of the terrain.
PLAYING WITH THE CANON G7