Yellow-bellied sapsucker

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Clifford Dupuis

What a great shot Yves. Congrats on this lifer for you, I'm sure it did make your day. It is awesome when so many elements of a photograph all come together to make an excellent composition like this one. You should be so proud

Yves Langlois

Thanks Clifford for your kind comments. Greatly apprecicted. I am quite proud of the work done for the last 4 years. But never forget that half of the job is under Mother Nature's will. So at the same time I develop my skill with the camera, I develop my relationship with her and I realy believe it pays off.

Clifford Dupuis


Debra Plett

You captured him in a very nice pose Yves. I really like all the texture in the tree against the soft background. Wonderful that you were able to have the first encounter with this woodpecker.

Yves Langlois

Thank you very much Debra. Still learning to use the 800mm (400+2X) and it is getting better every time.

Heather Mellon

Really nice capture of your first sapsucker encounter Yves, I like the angle and framing on this shot. They're very attractive and colorful birds to have around as long as they don't get carried away drilling for sap.

Yves Langlois

Thank you for the comment Heather. I guess they are not the only beautyful living thing that comes with a bad habit. We are probably the greatest.

Jane LeBlanc

Getting a new 'lifer' is always a thrill. Great job with a new species, Yves.

Yves Langlois

Thanks Jane

First encounter with that kind of woodpecker. The sun was right, the distance was perfect and (of course ) it made my day.
Taken By
Yves Langlois
Taken On
May 14, 2024
woodpecker animal bird beak branch leuconotopicus trunk plant
  • Focal: 800
  • Lens Model: FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 2X Teleconverter
  • Shutter speed: 0.002 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 11

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