Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Wildlife Photos

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 2, 2008, 5:59 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
thekman620's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 6,084
Default

I haven't seen many of these around here. Only the 2nd time in about 4 years, so it was a bit of a treat to have this fellow pop out of the woods, and land on a snag for a few seconds.



..now he jumped over to the other side of this snag...



..time for a little pecking. I like how the membrane closes over the eye to protect it I guess....



..he got wind of me and took off.....cheers...Don


thekman620 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jul 2, 2008, 6:12 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Trojansoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Posts: 3,723
Default

Great shots! I particularly envy you these since I have had a pair of these guys who have been mocking me all summer...teasing me by staying just outside of good camera range...even making a couple of fast overflights, so I'm glad someone is getting good shots of them.

Really nice work.

Paul
Trojansoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 2, 2008, 8:06 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Sabine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 701
Default

Excellent job on the exposure and detail, Don....and I'm envious! The color is super. It is neat to have a chance at those Pileateds.Going to try for some later in the year myself.
Sabine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 2, 2008, 10:02 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
ennacac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,198
Default

Nice shots Don, so far my photos of the Pileated Woodpecker are less than what I want them to be.

Tom
ennacac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 2, 2008, 10:15 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
jack55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 947
Default

I give you a 10!

What camera & lense are you using. What settings did you use?

I live in the NW, (Tacoma) and never seen one like that. Wish I could.

Again, beautiful work!!!
jack55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 2, 2008, 10:50 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,817
Default

Awesome series, beautiful.
flutelady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2008, 12:04 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
killdeer0007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,328
Default

Beautiful - especially the first and last one.

Jim
killdeer0007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2008, 1:04 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
bmullen@comcast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,435
Default

Super shots, Don!
bmullen@comcast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2008, 10:21 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
thekman620's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 6,084
Default

Thanks very much everyone! ....cheers....Don
thekman620 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2008, 10:26 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
thekman620's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 6,084
Default

jack55 wrote:
Quote:
I give you a 10!

What camera & lense are you using. What settings did you use?

I live in the NW, (Tacoma) and never seen one like that. Wish I could.

Again, beautiful work!!!
Thanks Jack! Here's the settings


ExposureTime : 1/500Sec
FNumber : F5.6
ExposureProgram : Shutter Priority
ISOSpeedRatings : 800
ShutterSpeedValue : 1/500Sec
ApertureValue : F5.6
ExposureBiasValue : EV2.0
MeteringMode : Partial
FocalLength : 420.00(mm)
Camera : Canon EOS 1D MarkIII
Lens : Canon 300mm f/4L IS with 1.4 extender


thekman620 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:48 PM.