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Northern Flicker in Sun


Northern Flicker in Sun
Photo Information
Copyright: Bob Williams (bikefifty) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (596)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Rebel XTi, Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 II
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Photos on TrekNature [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-26 3:13
Viewed: 2851
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a back shot of the Northern (Yellow Shafted) Flicker that comes to our feeders. I particularly liked this shot because of the late afternoon side lighting on it's head and the way it has it's tail feathers spread.

From Wikipedia:

The Yellow-shafted Flicker Colaptes auratus resides in eastern North America. They are yellow under the tail and under wings and have yellow shafts on their primaries. They have a gray cap, a beige face and a red bar at the nape of their neck. Males have a black mustache. Colaptes comes from the Greek verb colapt, to peck. Auratus is from the Latin root aurat, meaning "gold" or "golden" and refers to the bird's under wing.

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Hello Bob! Excellent capture. Perfect colours. Ideal sharp. Good luck!

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