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.

Debra Plett

Thanks very much for your feedback and comments Jenny always appreciated.

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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