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Old May 20, 2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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Default Woodpecker in Flight ;)

I always wanted to catch this:





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Old May 21, 2012, 11:00 AM   #2
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Very sharp picture on the flying Woodpecker! Just look at how sharp the eye is! I love the contrast of the black and white feathers on the wings. Excellent!
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Very Nice NHL
I really like No 2
No 3 looks like he is stream lined and in Speed mode
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Nice shots of that pileated woodpecker, a male. Their flight paths/flapping pattern seems weird compared to other birds in flight.
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Old May 21, 2012, 8:27 PM   #5
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Is that the same guy from your 'this week on the lake' post? He looks about the same size. Those are great shots. #2 is soo cool! looks like he's goin in for a landing with those lumber jack talons. Close to my house there is a run of telephone poles about 1/4 mile long that a pilleated travels. I don't know how many times i've heard him start his circuit(he drums each pole in a series to mark his territory) and I run out and hide to wait for him so I can get a bif of him flying between the poles. After 20 minutes every time I realize I'm Elmer Fudd staring at an empty rabbit hole and Bugs has outsmarted me again. So I'm pretty jealous
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Amazing that you were able to photograph this. Man, what a great set!!
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Excellent, not an easy bird to approach.

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Old May 22, 2012, 8:39 AM   #9
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Is that the same guy from your 'this week on the lake' post? He looks about the same size. Those are great shots. #2 is soo cool! looks like he's goin in for a landing with those lumber jack talons. Close to my house there is a run of telephone poles about 1/4 mile long that a pilleated travels. I don't know how many times i've heard him start his circuit(he drums each pole in a series to mark his territory) and I run out and hide to wait for him so I can get a bif of him flying between the poles. After 20 minutes every time I realize I'm Elmer Fudd staring at an empty rabbit hole and Bugs has outsmarted me again. So I'm pretty jealous
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I saw him the day before and returned on Sunday.

Just like you, I waited for him to do the circuit I guess. The difference is I'm on a kayak bobbing around waiting for other targets of opportunity until he showed up. It's a bit more challenging this time though as I was handholding a big prime instead of my more 'portable' Bigma!
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Seriously, you took these while bobbing up and down in a kayak with a heavy lens!? I'm impressed even more. My camera shake is amplified by even wearing the wrong shoes much less floating How do you keep from getting your gear wet? I'd be terrified of sneezing or something and dropping it in the water.
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