Female Pileated Woodpecker

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Heather Mellon

Great shot Debra. She's beautiful and stands out very nicely among the frost covered branches. I've only seen one of these woodies and had a very close-up view of him but without a camera handy. They're very impressive birds and you captured that perfectly here.

Debra Plett

Sorry I didn’t get back to you with a thank you earlier Heather. As always I appreciate your feedback.

Debra Plett

Isn’t that the way, an opportunity arises and no camera around. Beautiful to just watch them though. I was glad that we had some hoar-frost to change up the composition a bit from the other images. The black and red body stood out nicely against the white. Thanks ver much for commenting Heather always appreciated. Have a great 2023.

Jenny Stevens

I agree with Clifford about being an amazing bird. I had one in my yard for years, then no more. Well captures with all those branches.

Jane LeBlanc

Great job, Debra. I have trouble with a dark subject up against bright backgrounds. Nice detail.

Debra Plett

Thx very much for your feedback Jane, I sometimes have trouble as well. I changed a few camera settings I am going to go back and see if one of the changes is what is making the difference.

Jenny Stevens

Great capture Debra. Hard to get a clear shot and you did it.

Debra Plett

Thx very much Jenny

Debra Plett

Thanks for your feedback Clifford always appreciated. I thought the hoar-frost might give the shot an added appeal. I was happy to see the woodpecker. Happy New Year to you as well.

Clifford Dupuis

this is a great shot. These woodpeckers are amazing and you have captured this one in great detail and with an awesome bokeh. Happy New Year

Mother nature surprised us with a little hoar-frost this morning. I went to check out the fruit trees in the park this morning and spotted a female Pileated Woodpecker enjoying the berries. I have not seen the male around so I am not sure if this could be a juvenile.
Taken By
Debra Plett
Taken On
December 31, 2022
pileated woodpecker beak bird animal
  • Focal: 524
  • Lens Model: Sony FE 200–600mm F5.6–6.3 G OSS (SEL200600G)
  • Shutter speed: 0.0008 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 6.3

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