Tuesday, July 21, 2009

One of my favorite ROLF pictures from 2007

When I first started using a good DSLR and long lens. the Red-headed woodpecker landed on a pine tree about 20 feet from where I was standing in the Mountain Log Lookout. I took about 50 shots of him and got a few I liked. I had not looked at them for over 2 years; but now I see how clear this picture was of this beautiful bird. These woodpeckers are more common to the open country, and mixed open country and woods of southwest Missouri and Central Missouri, but I have seen a few at River of Life Farm. The male and female look almost the same which is not usual for woodpeckers, where the male wears the red cockade.

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