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Hairy Head-banger

Hairy Head-banger
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Copyright: Art Roberts (Art_R) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300 with MB_D10, AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED, 77mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-22 20:26
Viewed: 3089
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi folks , today I have this image of a Hairy woodpecker excavating a nesting hole. if this fellow is successful this year the hole will home an average of four eggs. in later seasons the excavated tree will likely become a 'snag' (standing dead tree) and house another bird ( or critter )... though nesting holes can be damaging to trees the woodpecker repays trees in general with its feeding , the feeding of woodpeckers can make a large impact on relieving trees of insect infestations...

thanks for having a look

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Hi Art,
What a wonderful close up of this Hairy Woodpecker. I see you caught him busy that's pretty impressive. Great focus and eye contact. It's about the time of the year they start making noise to impresse the girls. Keep them coming. Have a fine Alberta weekend.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2011-04-23 3:00]

Hi Art,
Wonderful portrait of this male Hairy giving us a real up close and personal look at him. Every spring we get at least one or two that hammer on the light standard outside our house. I've been told that this is to attract a mate.

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2011-04-23 13:55]

Beautiful species and well taken picture.
Accurate exposure and use of flash.
Great timing and pose.

hello Roberts
congratulations for the excellent photo, excellent POV, sharpness and color.
Thanks for sharing and Happy Easter
Hello Vanni

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