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Old Apr 20, 2007, 8:33 PM   #1
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My first Pileated, wish it could have been better. I hear them everyday and never see them.



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Old Apr 20, 2007, 8:46 PM   #2
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Patience is the key to shooting birds. Sometimes walking around looking for them works, but most of the time, staying in one place and waiting (sometimes hours) for them to show up will yield some wonderfull shots.
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Old Apr 20, 2007, 10:43 PM   #3
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i haven't seen one of those around here in years. they used to be fairly common when i was younger, but now they're much more scarce. i know they're still around, but i never see them!
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Old Apr 20, 2007, 10:59 PM   #4
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Nice shot. Hard to get a Pileated woodpecker as they are so retiring . I've seen one, a few years ago by a golf course, that is by the Red River (of the North as Americans say). The golf course has quite a few old growth hardwood trees and is by the outskirts of a large city.

It was quite surprising to see, looked like a strange, multi coloured , elongated duck that was swooping low and erratically through the trees.

Looked like something out of Jurassic Park.
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Old Apr 21, 2007, 12:54 AM   #5
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That photo is great compared to the terrible one I took a few months ago in California.

The bird was in the extreme dark shadow of a Redwood tree and the bright sky in the background caused so much CA that the photo not useable without major work.

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Old Apr 21, 2007, 9:00 PM   #6
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Hey Jeff, you can have some of our pileated woodys- they're fairly common here and they do a real number onthe trees. Cheers, Dan
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Old Apr 21, 2007, 9:15 PM   #7
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Hey Jeff, you can have some of our pileated woodys- they're fairly common here and they do a real number onthe trees. Cheers, Dan
Nice capture Jeff. I have never seen one of them

Dan PLEASE send a couple down here to Chama.

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Old Apr 22, 2007, 5:25 AM   #8
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Congrats on the capture, Jeff. I haven't got a shot of one of these guys yet.
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Old Apr 22, 2007, 10:51 AM   #9
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Good catch, Jeff. I haven't seen one of those in years.
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Old Apr 23, 2007, 6:45 AM   #10
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Thanks for the kind words



The variety of wildlife in my area is a blessing

Thank God Iím a country boy
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