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Friday, December 2, 2011

Pileated Woodpecker 2

Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called Pileated Woodpecker 2

Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure: 1/125
Focal Length: 200mm with 2X TC (400mm)
Flash: Not-Fired
ISO: 500
Post processing included conversion from RAW, and unsharp-mask


  1. Great capture. They are beautiful (and a little noisy) birds. Did he peck away that big hole just above him?

  2. Hi Bill
    He did make that big hole just above him, before moving down a bit and starting to make another one. I've seen this woodpecker on and off several times over the past few months in the same wooded area, and there are several trees with massive holes in them scattered around. These birds do quite a lot of damage, but from what I've seen they mostly do it to trees that are already dead or dying.
    Thanks for your comments!


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