Distractions, and Attractions

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© Andrea Petersen
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Photo Info
UploadedApril 27, 2019
TakenApril 27, 2019
Exposure1/250 sec at f/4.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length39.3 mm

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The board that holds the back of the feeder in place became loose today ..Definitely not the most fancy feeder from all of the activity of it through the years from daily feeding the wild birds and other creatures such as squirrels and chipmunks who come with the territory .. The wooden seed bowl is also cracked in two places showing lots of wear and tear now.

I shot this picture first of the male Pileated woodpecker late this afternoon through the window and almost deleted it as the board was a bit distracting after one of the other birds earlier stepped on it the wrong way today and it ended up getting loose. Regardless, I didn't want to lose the opportunity to capture this big bird as they are extremely flighty and difficult to photograph and didn't know how long he would stay. Sometimes we don't always get a perfect shot when something else is in the way and I couldn't do anything about it until after he left..

I do like the expression on its face and the way he is turning its body. The budding trees behind are also an attraction. I was glad that he stayed long enough for me to shoot a close up on previous picture where I made sure not to include the board in the shot and his crest was raised high:-) The point I am trying to make it is good to get second chances.

Best View in Light Box! Thank you!!!

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