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Old Apr 1, 2010, 11:12 PM   #1
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This woodpecker caught me by surprise as I was walking along the trail.
he came around to my side of the tree just as I was about even with it. not sure who startled who the most but we both got over it pretty quick as he stayed for a little while and let me snap a few shots. My biggest problem was getting the camera to focus properly... found out after the fact that I had knocked the settings out of whack somehow. Anyway, these turned out fair for an impromptu fumbling unexpected shoot!







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Old Apr 2, 2010, 1:52 AM   #2
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GW, nice shots! That second shot is really, really good... would have been nice if the woodpecker gave you the same expression as in the first. I also have to commend you for your exposure in this photo, looks wonderful... the sky in the background (my wife was really commenting on this and the composition). The tree in the foreground is slightly blurred out so, it all adds up to well-composed photo. Thanks for sharing this... my wife and I really enjoyed this.

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i like the "surprised" look in the first
but the second one is a stunner
well fumbled
you must be an experienced fumbler
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Thank you Ned and John,
Glad you like them. Funny thing though,
I was just checking the EXIF on these and
realized the last one is from a shot in my back yard from a year ago!
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Whether a year ago or today..those are good one GW.
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Old Apr 2, 2010, 11:48 AM   #6
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Very nice shots of a Woodpecker I don't see around here.

Could be worse with the camera settings, when I took the Sprong Goose shot the other day, I tripped the shutter and nothing happened other than a strange beeping sound. It took me about 30 seconds to figure out I had the camera set for time exposure from a family thing the day before.

I agree with the others, the second shot is simply great, you have to love the cloud pattern in the background.

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Thank you Ed & Tom,
I appreciate the kind words.

LOL. Tom, I've done that more than once myself. Really makes you feel like a pro, doesn't it?
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BeautifuL! number two is my favorite
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Got to go with everyone else, #2 is a keeper.
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Love that first one. Great expression!

I just did that today. Was driving along (well traffic was crawling), grabbed my camera out of the bag and pushed the button. It took me a second to figure out why it was continuing to take photos. I had last set it for multiple exposures.

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