it`s cold out here..

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© Heather Mellon
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UploadedDecember 27, 2012
TakenDecember 26, 2012
ModelCanon EOS REBEL T4i
Exposure1/2000 sec at f/6.3
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length340 mm

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When I saw this downy woodpecker all fluffed and frosted up this morning I went to check the thermometer and it read -38C which is pretty well 38 below zero F, too. Either way, it`s too cold for man, beast or bird.. so I warmed up the suet block in the microwave and he quickly went for it.

16 responses

  • David Kacynski

    David Kacynski gave props (26 Dec 2012):

    Nice capture

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (27 Dec 2012):


  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (27 Dec 2012):

    Oh my goodness......I love the way you captured him with his feathers all fluffed up!!

  • Raymond Fausel

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  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (27 Dec 2012):

    I bet this little guy appreciated the hot meal! How neat!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (27 Dec 2012):

    Powerful picture, Heather showing the coldness of winter and how it affects the birds....I am sure it appreciated greatly your kindness in warming the suet block...

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (27 Dec 2012):

    You are truly the saint of hungry little birds

  • Robert Sand

    Robert Sand said (27 Dec 2012):

    Nice gesture; nice shot.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (27 Dec 2012):

    framed so well--love the touch of red, gives him attitude

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (27 Dec 2012):

    Great shot!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (27 Dec 2012):

    what a handsome little guy. love all the downy feathers! i hope they kept him warm enough.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (28 Dec 2012):

    His Mama told him there would be days like this. :-(

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (28 Dec 2012):

    Fabulous shot,

  • Roger  D. White Jr.

    Roger D. White Jr. gave props (29 Dec 2012):

    I love this!!

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s gave props (3 Jan 2013):

    Wow! Beautiful specimen! Great capture...

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