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Old Jan 12, 2013, 10:47 AM   #1
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 10:02 AM   #2
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Really like this one! I only have one very poor picture of one of our local woodpeckers, they flit so fast and know when I'm out with the camera, so they'll tease me by moving to the far side of a trunk when I'm near. I find them almost the most frustrating of the local birds. So I'm envious.
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Great shot..
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Really like this one! I only have one very poor picture of one of our local woodpeckers, they flit so fast and know when I'm out with the camera, so they'll tease me by moving to the far side of a trunk when I'm near. I find them almost the most frustrating of the local birds. So I'm envious.
Thanks! They all do that, it seems. This one was no exception. I waited patiently until he popped around and caught him.

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Gary, did you have this bird trained to stay still for a picture! Great shot! It seems like the switch to Pentax is really working out well for you.
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Gary, did you have this bird trained to stay still for a picture! Great shot! It seems like the switch to Pentax is really working out well for you.
Thanks very much. All my birds are trained... to EAT! I believe I made the right decision. Now, all I have to do is sell my Oly stuff!
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Very nice. I can hear ours in the yard in the spring. But, never see them.

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Great job on the Red Bellied Woodpecker - a testimony to your patience!

Must agree with the others that woodpecker shots are not easy - I spent about a half an hour waiting at a sapsucker hole the other day, camera and long lens focused and ready, only to discover he was in another tree directly behind me all that time. Took off as soon as I turned around...
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Very nice. I can hear ours in the yard in the spring. But, never see them.

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Great job on the Red Bellied Woodpecker - a testimony to your patience!

Must agree with the others that woodpecker shots are not easy - I spent about a half an hour waiting at a sapsucker hole the other day, camera and long lens focused and ready, only to discover he was in another tree directly behind me all that time. Took off as soon as I turned around...
Thanks very much! As you know, Mole, after you've observed them for some time, you get to know their movements and can *almost* anticipate their next move. Not always, but most of the time. This feeding station is right outside my studio window and I spend a fair bit of time at my computer right next to the window (and the tripod!), so I get a chance to observe their habits. It pays off.
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