Infatuated Downy Woodpecker

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© Andrea Petersen
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...Deed and truth shall assure our hearts before Him. I John 3: 18-19

Making a big fuss
Is this Downy bird
Who truly is a narcissus
With manner self-assured!

Loving his reflection;
In the eyes of own inspection,
There is none greater than he
Nor one more handsome to see.
Poetry by me, AJP

This Male Downy woodpecker appeared several times this morning to gaze at his own reflection. It was hard to capture him in a still moment as he was flying all over the window:)
I ended up having to trace around the spots on the glass with the blur filter in my photo shop from his pecking on the window. What a character:)

11 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (21 Aug 2013):

    A handsome little fellow! Good shot! I've just about given up on bird shots because of the distance from the house.

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (21 Aug 2013):

    WOW!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (21 Aug 2013):

    A cute little guy. He must think so too! :-)

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (21 Aug 2013):

    Fantastic macro shot of the Downy Woodpecker, I love the details in the feathers!!!

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (22 Aug 2013):

    Cool shot

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (22 Aug 2013):

    Super shot of him admiring himself!! Really great detail, especially in the feathers!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (23 Aug 2013):

    AWESOME SHOT!!!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (23 Aug 2013):

    Now that`s a cool capture and a very sweet one too! You got remarkable detail in this shot!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (23 Aug 2013):

    Ha, we have this a lot too on our west facing upstairs window. you've captured this beautifully.

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck   gave props (25 Aug 2013):

    Love the close up!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh   gave props (1 Sep 2013):

    Precious!

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