Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pileated Woodpecker

Here is a male Pileated Woodpecker taken at Pike Lake Provincial Park last week.
I had seen him the day before and went back the following day and found him on this snowy tree stump.
The snow only lasted a couple of days and has stayed away for the time being :-)

Please click for full size :

10 comments:

forestal said...

great shot

dan

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Perfect position and light.
Blessings,Ruth

Chris said...

Gosh what a magnificent shot. One really has to click on it to get the enlarged version... It is so sharp and with a beautiful background!! Superb! Well done Nick, this is a magnificent picture of a wonderful bird...

The Early Birder said...

Super bird & superb composition Nick.

holdingmoments said...

A superb shot Nick.

The Birdlady said...

Now I'm really jealous!

Tina said...

He looks like he posed just for you? How do you get these shots..a bird whisper maybe?? :-)

Nick S said...

Thanks guys :-)

Kelly said...

Wow, Nick...he is stunning. The lighting is perfect. Enlarged, every detail is perfect. Do you shoot with manual settings or auto? I have to agree with Tina...The Bird Whisperer...

T and S said...

A Stunning image of this bird, lovely bokeh as well.