What was I doing with this shot? Just get it!!
This was the first time I'd seen the GS Woodpecker in the garden, so the name of the game was to rush around to get set up and get the shot before my little friend had taken his/her fill of the delights I'd put out. This is one of my early shots taken with a long lens, in this case a 'well used' 500mm manual focus (750mm on the D7000), so you'll likely image my delight at the time when I pulled this shot up on the screen.
Having looked at a number of the amazing shots on here, perhaps artificial bird feeders don't quite measure up. It will be interesting to set up a baited tree branch with a couple of tethered cameras relatively close in and just wait to see what comes along. I have tried one piece of software which uses Live View to recognise movement in the frame and start firing. Could be fun to try in anger, the birds can photograph themselves...!!
I'll have to look out a shot or two of my other friend, the Green Woodpecker, who comes visiting to eat the ants in the lawn.
Great spotted woodpecker
Wildlife and nature
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