Red- bellied Woodpecker, Diptych

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© Andrea Petersen
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...An angel touched him, and said unto him,
Arise and eat.. 1 Kings:19-5

This is the same Red bellied woodpecker eating suet by the bird feeder and I shot these two images through the window within a short time of each other and decided it would look good in a diptych...The image on the left side is turned around. I shot this a few days ago and got inspired to post it after Don Garrett mentioned he is trying to attract the birds to his suet. I wish him lots of luck as this is such a fun hobby to watch and capture the birds eating ..they love the suet and so far, besides the woodpecker, a Nuthatch, Blue jay and the Chick-a-dee has come to sample it plus a few hopeful squirrels that stand on their hind feet to reach it from the bird feeder.

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33 responses

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    Absolutely Amazing Capture

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    Most wonderful capture, Andrea. I took the red bow off last night and am still waiting for my first "customer." I haven't gotten any seed yet... will have to do that later today.

  • uttamkumar pal

    uttamkumar pal said (16 Jan 2010):



    JOE FAILK gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    Excellent color and detail! Super shot!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    Lovely inspiration, lovely shot!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (16 Jan 2010):


  • Kevin Kabuki

    Kevin Kabuki gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    These fellows make the strangest sounds. I've noticed that of all birds, they are the type that just appear. I never see them fly in, but suddenly there they are. They have several different calls, and each one louder than the next. In fall I saw pairs doing a strange ritual which involves them flying up about 15 feet and then dropping to earth. Very cool bird. I'm hoping to get the red-headed cousin come spring. ( I can't use suet, as we have predators in the woods I don't want to ring a dinner bell for)

  • Kevin Kabuki

    Kevin Kabuki gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    Here's one of my pals that visit a blind I have in the woods.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    This is fantastic Andrea!! I first thought you got two in one shot! I love it.

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    Very professional shot, Andrea! Good job!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    Fantastuc National Geographic quality photo and that editing is perfect!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    This is awesome Andrea!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Donald Brainard

    Donald Brainard (Deleted) gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    Nice double portrait of some colorful woodpeckers.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    The birds are gorgeous!!! The diptych of them is really great! I don't see red-headed woodpeckers like that around here, there may be but I haven't seen any. But we do have a yellow-bellied sapsucker, which isn't nearly as pretty, but I got a good shot of one today : )

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    One is awesome and you got two! great diptych, Andrea.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    A wonderfully artistic diptych! Both shots of the bird are sharp. Great work, Andrea.

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (17 Jan 2010):


  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (17 Jan 2010):

    Awesome Andrea!! I really love this!!

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (17 Jan 2010):

    A perfect pair. Awesome.

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (18 Jan 2010):


  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (18 Jan 2010):

    What a gorgeous pair. Really love the bright orange. Super dyptych, Andrea.

  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (20 Jan 2010):

    Fabulous shot! Love the detail on these beautiful birds.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (20 Jan 2010):

    Thank you everyone for your kind words... If you want to see some fantastic bird pictures please visit Lesley S's

    Site.. .Her work is very impressive! She is one of the best female bird photographers I have seen on the JPG Site and she mainly photographs birds.

  • Tina Wichmann

    Tina Wichmann gave props (22 Jan 2010):

    Great photo

  • Kevin Ellis

    Kevin Ellis gave props (22 Jan 2010):

    Makes a really nice composition.

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (24 Jan 2010):

    Creative and wonderfully presented, Andrea!! Colorful and SHARP!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (24 Jan 2010):

    POVdaciously DOFerrific too.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (28 Jan 2010):

    I knew this would be HOT sooner or later!! Well done. I have seen a couple of these fellows nibbling at my suet block and peanut block.

  • Vicki Koch

    Vicki Koch said (28 Jan 2010):

    what a blessing to share your photos.

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant said (29 Jan 2010):


  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (22 Feb 2010):

    Only discovered this now! Love it!

  • Rajeev Jadhav

    Rajeev Jadhav gave props (8 Sep 2010):

    Your one of the Best !!!!!!!

  • linda woods

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