woodpecker pair

© David L. Godwin

woodpecker pair

Karen E. Michaels level-deluxe July 10, 2014

Fabulous to see these two pileated woodpeckers together.
Excellent composition and depth.
Well done indeed, David. #1578753

Joy Rector July 25, 2014

congrats on the POTD #11091944

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe July 25, 2014

Outstanding capture and POTD. Congrats! #11091960

Mary K. Robison July 25, 2014

Congratulations on your POTD! #11091961

Janice Carter level-classic July 25, 2014

Congratulations! I love this pic. I've tried for years to get a good one of this woodpecker and now, you've got a great shot with two of them! Good work!
Jan
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JO ANN CLEVELAND July 25, 2014

Awesome POTD David, congratulations! Hope we see it again in Gold as a winner!

jo ann c. #11091986

Mike F. Anderson level-classic July 25, 2014

Great shot David! How fortunate to find two of these guys together. Congratulations on your POTD #11091996

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe July 25, 2014

Huge congrats on a fabulous POTD !! #11092048

Nancy L. Green level-classic July 25, 2014

OH MY GOSH!!! This is FANTASTIC, CONGRATULATIONS on this wonderful POTD!! <>< #11092049

John D. Roach level-addict July 25, 2014

Awesome capture...congrats. #11092054

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic July 25, 2014

WOW, what a lovely capture of two woodpeckers at once. Congratulations on your POTD! #11092056

Linda A. Braddock level-classic July 25, 2014

David, This is truly a gorgeous photo.
Congratulations on Photo of the Day, hope to see gold on this one.

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Lindley Johnson level-classic July 25, 2014

An excellent image of these two woodpeckers - congratulations on your POTD , David! #11092231

David L. Godwin July 25, 2014

Thank you for the comments, they are greatly appreciated. In this shot I was testing out my new Tamron 150 to 600 mm zoom lens. Sometimes good timing is critical to getting a great shot !

Dave Godwin #11092254

Bryan D. Girard July 25, 2014

Great shot. Appreciate the fortune in the setting, but great job of capturing it and being ready to get the shot when it came your way. #11092283

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 25, 2014

Congrats Dave on this Outstanidng POTD!! #11092317

Songbird Cline level-classic July 25, 2014

great shot of pileated woodpeckers .... You didnt use a voice call to get the photo did you?
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David L. Godwin July 25, 2014

No did not use any calling to get the photo. They are are male/female pair and I heard them outside in the trees in my backyard. They landed pretty close to my back deck and chased each other around the tree for several minutes. That allowed me to go inside and get my telephoto lens and take a series of pictures.

Dave Godwin
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Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe July 25, 2014

Wow!! I'd love to get a shot that good of just one of these beauties, and you got two!! Fantastic shot Dave!! Congratulations on your POTD!! #11092464

Songbird Cline level-classic July 26, 2014

I am SO glad to hear that you were able to get this wonderful photo without using a recorded bird call, and to have them in your back yard is fantastic. As I'm sure you know, and some people may not be aware, using a call to attract any bird in a National Forest is prohibited. I know someone who violated the rules and puts the birds at risk just to get a photo. It makes me happy to know that you are a lucky and responsible bird photographer.
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Songbird Cline level-classic July 26, 2014

I am SO glad to hear that you were able to get this wonderful photo without using a recorded bird call, and to have them in your back yard is fantastic. As I'm sure you know, and some people may not be aware, using a call to attract any bird in a National Forest is prohibited. I know someone who violated the rules and puts the birds at risk just to get a photo. It makes me happy to know that you are a lucky and responsible bird photographer.
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Songbird Cline level-classic July 26, 2014

I am SO glad to hear that you were able to get this wonderful photo without using a recorded bird call, and to have them in your back yard is fantastic. As I'm sure you know, and some people may not be aware, using a call to attract any bird in a National Forest is prohibited. I know someone who violates the rules and puts the birds at risk just to get a photo. It makes me happy to know that you are a lucky and responsible bird photographer.
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Janice Carter level-classic July 26, 2014

It is such a wonderful shot; I cannot believe someone would even suggest that it was faked, or "called." I know these birds. I just have not gotten that wonderful shot...gonna keep working! I love the Seattle area and the nature there.
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Emile Abbott level-deluxe July 28, 2014

Gorgeous pair and exquisite detail and congrats on your POTD, David. #11093701

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict August 28, 2014

Congrats on your excellent POTD and finalist, David! #11118614

Nikki McDonald level-classic December 19, 2014

Looks as if the one on the right is saying, "You knocked?" Wonderful wildlife capture. Belated congratulations on your Finalist and Photo of the Day. #11209352

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Exif: f/7.1, 1/160 sec., ISO: 1000, 600mm

Uploaded on July 09, 2014
Entered into contest on 2014-07-09 21:14:18

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