The Day it Finally Rained……….


I stole that title from a head-line in our local newspaper, the San Angelo Standard-Times.

Last night we finally had some thundestorms come dancing through. The weather bureau at the airport recorded .47 inch.  Nearly a half an inch.  Not much, and only a teaser, but we take what we can get.  We now have a total of 3.41 inches for the year.

Here is a recent picture of a Golden-fronted Woodpecker that I thought you may enjoy.  It is one my favorite woodpeckers, because it is so photogenic.  Click image to see an enlargement.

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon 500mm IS lens with 1.4 tele-converter
  • 1/400 sec. @ f7.1
  • ISO 800
  • Lens focal distance  700mm
  • Metering – center weighted
  • Aperture priority

15 thoughts on “The Day it Finally Rained……….

  1. Yay for rain!! Fall is approaching, hopefully temperatures will start to become a little more comfortable soon. That certainly is a gorgeous woodpecker – love the splashes of color on his head!

  2. So glad to hear you finally got some rain. I can barely imagine what that must be like, although I’m thinking of the time I spent in the northern deserts of Australia – barely bearable!

    Gorgeous crystal clear shot here. Love the colour.

  3. Love that bird…wild colors and you are so right..really photogenic. Glad you got some rain..we had a little light shower last evening too…take care..

  4. Your bird photos are wonderful Bob. The sharp focus is gorgeous (and I must say I find myself just a wee bit jealous of your equipment list!) This looks like a woodpecker that I found at my suet feeder most of this past winter except it was red in the spots where yours are gold.

  5. Good to hear that you fianlly got some rain. A great shot of the woodpecker. The details in the barring on his back feathers are terrific! And such a colorful head. 🙂

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