Thursday, January 15, 2009

Pileated Woodpecker

Keeping with the theme of winter woodpeckers, here is a previously unpublished male Pileated Woodpecker, taken at a park close to the river, this time last year :

15 comments:

Shellmo said...

Nick - you are teasing me with this beautiful photo!! Yesterday I had a pileated come to the feeder on our deck - by the time I slowly pulled out my camera - POOF - he was gone.

Nick S said...

I could only wish to have one at my feeder Shelley !
I have to go look for mine, and they are not that common here :-)

Mike - Fenphotography said...

Stunning sharp detail Nick, what a beautifull looking bird, keep em comin.

Evita said...

Hello Nick, this is such a great capture of this magnificent bird. Beautiful colors on the head are so radiant.

Nick S said...

Thanks guys. They are a real treat to see.

The Birdlady said...

That's just gorgeous! I wish I could see one. Haven't seen a pileated in a couple of years.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

WOW!That is an amazing picture.
Blessings,Ruth

Suzanne said...

What a beauty! Thank you for sharing your world, Nick. I look forward eagerly to every post.

HANNIBAL said...

I don't know how you continue to do it. Consistantly fantastic photography Nick! You are my hero!

Nick S said...

Thanks again everyone :-)

John Theberge said...

Great headshot, I've never been this close to one. When I see them they're usually in the air.

Kyle said...

Beautiful shot, Nick! I'm glad Christopher (Picus) pointed me over here. Gotta take a good look at the rest of your blog now. :)

Nick S said...

Thanks ! Hope you enjoy it.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow! Look at the face on this beauty. I don't think I've ever seen one this close. Excellent photo! :-)

michaelswoodcraft said...

Absolutely beautiful shot. You take some really beautiful pictures. I finally got one good picture this week. Check it out.Pileated Woodpeckers

Michael