Flicker and the Fly

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© Donald Garrett
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Photo Info
UploadedJune 7, 2010
TakenMay 11, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D60
Exposure1/640 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm
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I just happened to see this Northern Flicker swoop across my back yard this morning and land on the neighbor's roof. Lucky for me that I had my 300mm lens and camera on a tripod with me! These are pretty common to the South, but the first time I've seen one (and knew what it was).

Thanks to Mike Ball for pointing out that there was a fly in the photo. I was so excited to see a flicker that I missed it!

17 responses

  • Bruce Baker

    Bruce Baker   gave props (7 Jun 2010):

    Excellent detail and coloration

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (7 Jun 2010):

    great capture!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (7 Jun 2010):

    That reminds me I should be using my tripod more than I do for bird photography as it does make a difference to focus in more sharply...You got some nice detail on this...

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (8 Jun 2010):

    Love the capture, love the name Flicker..

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (8 Jun 2010):

    So pretty! so this is where Litz's red went today! Love your zoom lens, Don!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (8 Jun 2010):

    Great timing! Well done.

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (8 Jun 2010):


  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (8 Jun 2010):

    Is that a fly he was looking at? Great shot!!

  • Juanita Vivas

    Juanita Vivas (Deleted) gave props (8 Jun 2010):

    We see these quite often...they are very common here in VA. I always love seeing that touch of red. Great shot!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (8 Jun 2010):

    This is a beautiful bird, I don't know that we have them here, if so, I have not seen one. Excellent photo!!!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (9 Jun 2010):

    A beautiful bird and great image with the tree in the foreground!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (10 Jun 2010):


  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (10 Jun 2010):

    Super catch and capture, my friend. Really love his bit of red and shadow.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (14 Jun 2010):

    What an excellently-expressive capture---dof very effective--the red on the top of the head is special

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (18 Jun 2010):

    These are lovely birds, aren't they?

  • Loree McComb

    Loree McComb   gave props (19 Jun 2010):

    Lucky you were ready - this guy is a beauty and the fly an added bonus

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (28 Aug 2010):

    great photo

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