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Old Jun 26, 2011, 7:01 PM   #1
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Default Pileated Woodpecker

This bird never gave me a totally clear shot. Guess I'm getting slow.


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Old Jun 26, 2011, 7:20 PM   #2
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Looks good to me.
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Old Jun 26, 2011, 7:25 PM   #3
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Nice shots! It's wonderful that you can get so close to it.
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Old Jun 27, 2011, 4:23 PM   #4
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Pileateds are such shy & skittish birds - you did a great job getting close enough to this one. And came away with some really fine images too! As always for you, great sharpness & accurate color, and fine composition as well
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Old Jun 27, 2011, 4:48 PM   #5
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Great job Ed, I have never gotten that close to any woodpecker


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Old Jun 27, 2011, 10:59 PM   #6
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I've always had a soft spot for woodpeckers. Very nice shots - though I'd love to have seen a close up of the face too !
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Old Jun 28, 2011, 3:55 AM   #7
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Wish I was as fast as you are slow.

Great shots
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Old Jun 28, 2011, 10:52 PM   #8
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Boy those shots are very good, particularly # 1 and 2.
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Old Jun 30, 2011, 6:25 PM   #9
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Ed, I wouldn't complain... its better than any shot I've been able to get of a Pileated!

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