Fabulous Feathers! ……. My Best Red Bellied Woodpecker Shots

My “mission” the last 3 months has been to get a fabulous photo of a red bellied woodpecker. My last post featured 3 different types of woodpeckers that I have seen almost daily in my backyard. The red bellied in that post is a female. Her bright red cap covers only the back of her head. I’ve been hoping to see a male and take some good photos.

Two days ago at Lynde Shores, my friend Vanessa and I were following the call of a red bellied hoping to locate it along the path. With the assistance of a very helpful photographer, we chose spots with good lighting and waited for the red bellied to land on the old wooden fence where some peanuts had been placed to entice him …… the bird, not the photographer! Moments later, we had our chance and over the next 30 minutes, we all had numerous opportunities to “capture” this male who seemed to be posing for us.

Here are a few of my best ………..

Red Bellied looking cautiously for food

Red Bellied looking cautiously for food

Looks like he's posing

Looks like he’s posing

"Head Shot"

“Head Shot”

Showing off with his "find".

Showing off with his “find”.

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About janewalkerscards

Jane Walker is a Newcastle photographer who creates framed photographs, photo trays and matted greeting cards reflecting the beauty of nature and gardens. Her recent interest in birds, owls and other wildlife is now being reflected in her posts. As a member of the Oshawa Camera Club, Jane has started to enter some of her photos for judging and appreciates the critiques by the judges. You'll be surprised at what shows up under the guise of "janewalkerscards".
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15 Responses to Fabulous Feathers! ……. My Best Red Bellied Woodpecker Shots

  1. E. Wainwright says:

    Now, Jane, if you don’t win a first or several firsts with these shots at the camera club, then the judges ought to have their heads examined. Really, they’re truly magnificent! Well doneŠ!!

    E.

    From: Jane Walker’s Cards Reply-To: Jane Walker’s Cards Date: Saturday, 18 January, 2014 11:29 AM To: “E. Wainwright” Subject: [New post] Fabulous Feathers! ŠŠ. My Best Red Bellied Woodpecker Shots

    WordPress.com janewalkerscards posted: “My “mission” the last 3 months has been to get a fabulous photo of a red bellied woodpecker. My last post featured 3 different types of woodpeckers that I have seen almost daily in my backyard. The red bellied in that post is a female. Her bright red cap “

  2. Tim Thorington says:

    Very, very, very nice…

    Sent from Tim’s iPad

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  3. Beautiful captures, Jane! Your patience was rewarded… but why are you spoiling the bird with Almonds? Looks like an almond to these old eyes.

  4. Loreen says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! These are incredible!

  5. Mary Peddie says:

    Simply amazing Jane !!
    You MUST enter into a competition – FIrst Place For Sure !!
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos – they always capture something special !

  6. Jocelyne says:

    Oh wow, these are tremendously beautiful Jane ! Superb ! Your bird photography always impresses me πŸ™‚

  7. Wow, very nice. Great color and details, nice images πŸ™‚

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