Springing back up

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedFebruary 27, 2015
TakenFebruary 27, 2015
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/200 sec at f/13
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length185 mm
ISO200

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Drop down ye heavens from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open forth salvation and let righteousness spring up together; I the Lord have created it...Isaiah 45: 8

The male Red bellied woodpecker had just picked up a piece of suet that he'd dropped on the feeder below, when I caught this pose of him springing back up triumphantly holding the piece of suet in his beak.

Yes, he could have chosen to keep eating on the suet block, ignoring the dropped piece but he figured that it is better to eat on a piece that he'd already worked on to dig out while he continued to climb his way back up to finish the job he started. I love how he opens my eyes to observe and learn from his behavior.

9 responses

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (27 Feb 2015):

    very good!!!!

  • Kathryn Meyer

    Kathryn Meyer gave props (27 Feb 2015):

    Smart bird! Well photographed.

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (28 Feb 2015):

    a cool angle!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (28 Feb 2015):

    Sounds like he's a waste not want not kind of guy :) Love the pov here and those beautiful tones! Great shot, Andrea!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (28 Feb 2015):

    I love the peek!

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (28 Feb 2015):

    Amazing angle ! Great catch !

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (1 Mar 2015):

    Nice!!!

  • May Lattanzio

    May Lattanzio gave props (5 Mar 2015):

    And photographed against a chemtrail. Beautiful image. We have Pileated woodies in my neighborhood.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (5 Mar 2015):

    Thanks for the comments...May, this was a telephoto macro lens shot that diffuses and blends the background which from that angle is showing snow and not sky ... I shot this through the window in early evening light..Also has a bit of bluish cast from the lighting cast that time of
    the evening... ..The feeder is just a short distance from our window.

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