Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Redheaded woodpecker


After attacking one of our palm trees, this little cutie decided the pecking was better on our water oak. That's when I got her picture.

26 comments:

Olivier said...

belle prise photographique, la photo est superbe, ainsi que l'oiseau.

beautiful photography prize, the picture is superb, and the bird.

PAK said...

Beautiful bird!
(And in some aspects it is simmilar to the woodpeckers I know, in some -- quite different.)

magiceye said...

absolutely a brilliant capture!!

Steffe said...

That's a beauty Jacob. A little different from the ones I have in the garden, but I can tell they are if the same family.

Vogon Poet said...

Excellent on the fly shot of such a beautiful bird. The surrounding greens are vivid in a way we never see here.

Bibi said...

So I see you decided to post a 'redhead' yourself! (Ha, ha!) Yours is at least a natural redhead!

cieldequimper said...

Ah lovely photo, lovely bird and perfect camouflage with the trunk and and the geranium basket!!!!

B Squared said...

We had one that took up residence in our utility pole. He did his pecking near the base for some reason and the pole had to be replaced.

Paul said...

Great photo, what a beauty! Nothing as colourful ever visits my yard.

Cezar and Léia said...

So sweet and elegant bird!
Fabulous shot!
Léia

Lois said...

That is a fantastic shot Jacob! I have been seeing these little woodpeckers on my water oak too. I also saw a huge pileated woodpecker hopping around on the ground last week. I couldn't believe how big he was. Unfortunately I didn't grab my camera quickly enough to get a picture!

Small City Scenes said...

Super capture. The redheaded business woman in her pinstriped suit. LOL MB

Hyde DP said...

my what a lovely bird

Lisa Wilson said...

Fantastic catch!

JM said...

Gorgeous red headed bird! I've seen some in different american countries but I'm not sure if they are the same woodpecker species.

Jarart said...

This is a fantastic shot. Beautiful bird and the color is amazing.

Joy said...

That is the cutest woodpecker I have ever seen!

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Daily Chicago Photo said...

This is a great photo. Aren't birds both rewarding and frustrating to photo? I just started a Chicago bird blog to go along with my city daily photo blog and it is so much fun. But I've taken nothing that is a cool as this one. Thank you for sharing it.

brian said...

beautiful bird, nice photo!!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Cool Capture! Super bird!

Lessie said...

What a beautiful bird. I have never seen one in real life -- though I've heard one! :)

susieofarabia said...

This shot is amazing - it's just perfect! That woodpecker is stunning and your composition couldn't be nicer! Well done!

Halcyon said...

I hate it that my comments always get eaten at work!!! I even tried being anonymous and it still didn't go through.

Anyway - we have a lot of woodpeckers here but they are the red and black ones not the varigated variety. This is a beautiful guy though. You were lucky to get this photo!

Juergen Kuehn said...

Great timing, Jacob. And exactly at the right place to take this outstanding shot.

Kcalpesh said...

Great capture. Again, I loved the colors... superb!

Bj said...

Great photo. He is a "Red-bellied Woodpecker".

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