Woodpecker and San Angelo Blind.


I made a quick trip to the San Angelo State Park this morning.  Jim Miller  had told me that the windows had been replaced and I wanted to check them out.  I agree with him, they are more solid than before and should last awhile.  While there, Ann and I decided to check out the birds.  I managed to get this photo of a Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes auarifrons).  

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Photographed with Canon EOS 7d and Canon 100-400mm lens.  I was shooting into the sun but by using spot metering I managed to get a pretty decent shot.  I put my center focusing point on the bird and the camera done it’s job.  Camera to subject distance about 22 feet, 1/500 sec @ f8, ISO 640.  Aperture priority.

I shot the image in RAW and did the post processing in Photoshop CS5.

30 thoughts on “Woodpecker and San Angelo Blind.

  1. Woodpeckers are so unique..and this one is really a great shot. Love the lighting. We don’t have this specific woodpecker, but other varieties. and they are a hoot at the feeders …as usual very well done my friend…

    • Thanks, Mia. If I had my druthers I’d rather photograph birds more in the “wild”, away from the blind. But when they aren’t around, I head for the blind, where the feed is out and I can get photographs.

  2. It’s amazing how it is holding the tree: determined. 😀 Well, that’s its job, right? 🙂

    I loved this photo, Bob. Purity of the golden. So nice. 🙂

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