Pileated Woodpecker In Oak Tree

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"Pileated Woodpecker In Oak Tree" by Debbie Oppermann. When on vacation I am out and about at sunrise hoping for some great bird shots in the early morning light. I absolutely love the Pileated Woodpecker and was thrilled to see it in the Oak tree in golden light just after sunrise. He was just so handsome and the golden glow enhanced and deepened the colors of not only the woodpecker but the foliage and rough bark as well. The leaves were just starting to turn color in the fall. A Pileated Woodpecker is a very large, striking, forest bird with red crest, white and black plumage that sounds like a jack hammer while searching for food in the forest. You can hear them for sure but as soon as you get close enough for a shot, they're usually gone.
Taken By
Debbie Oppermann
Taken On
November 2, 2020
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  • Focal: 560
  • Lens Model: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +1.4x III
  • Shutter speed: 0.00125 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 8

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