Female Downy Woodpecker by Prayer Plant

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© Andrea Petersen
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Photo Info
UploadedNovember 21, 2017
TakenNovember 21, 2017
MakeNikon
ModelCOOLPIX P900
Exposure1/60 sec at f/4.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length26.8 mm
ISO220
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"Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. Psalms 122: 7"

She flew to the window
This wild bird of the air....
And bowed her head low
By the plant of prayer...

Tho' she's not enclosed by walls
For earth and sky is her palace
Her ardent prayer to kingdom's hall
Is for peace without malice..
© Poetry by me AJP

The prayer plant used to belong to my late mother and I inherited it after her death. I loved that the Downy woodpecker flew next to it this morning on the outside window and she stayed long enough for me to shoot this picture.

Best View in Light-box! Thank you!!!

Thank you Andrew Dutton for nominating this photo 11/21/2017! Much appreciated!

8 responses

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (21 Nov 2017):

    Great timing! Well done.

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (21 Nov 2017):

    Beautifully done

  • Andrew Dutton

    Andrew Dutton   gave props (21 Nov 2017):

    I love the colors and composition, beautiful image!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (21 Nov 2017):

    a great scene!

  • Gail Haberman

    Gail Haberman   gave props (22 Nov 2017):

    So artful. Beautiful edit and poetry, Andrea.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (22 Nov 2017):

    Beautiful compostion and timing!

  • Nasrin Tajadod

    Nasrin Tajadod gave props (22 Nov 2017):

    well done with pretty composition.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (23 Nov 2017):

    The lighting makes this remarkable capture stand out so beautifully.. a very inspiring image, Andrea! Great work.

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