BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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These photographs are the first I’ve ever taken of this woodpecker. I have not seen one in our local woods although they are said to be quite common in our area. We spotted him while on a road trip earlier in the summer. The bird was a handsome one but tricky to take because of the light conditions. I had to open up the shadows, remove the colour cast and adjust the luminance and saturation. He was quite close to us and our presence didn’t bother him so we managed to make the most of our brief encounter.

31 thoughts on “YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. Wonderful images of this very special bird! The full body photo is especially remarkable for it’s clarity and lighting. I have tried several times to get a good shot of a yellow-bellied sapsucker… A real challenge.

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  2. Congrats on the opportunity and lucky you for his/her patience, they are so flighty and usually jump around the tree out of sight when spotted! Great shots, Belinda! 🙂

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  3. Great captures! Thank you for sharing these. It’s a beautiful bird.

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  4. Very good pictures Belinda!

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  5. Wonderful shots, Belinda!

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  6. You got some great details!

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  7. Nice captures, Belinda. We had a pair nesting in an oak across the road from us this summer. Oh, so noisy they can be! Esp. drumming at dawn. 😉

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  8. Awesome photos and what a cool name for a bird! 🙂
    A lot of so-called common birds aren’t all that common!

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  9. Love the patterns in the feathers…beautiful!

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  10. They always look like they need a comb and bath. Nice catch.

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  11. Your images are beautiful of this handsome bird! Your post development looks great to me!

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  12. Very nice, Belinda, and the texture of the bark adds to the scene! The ones I have seen have been at a neck-craning angle, adding to the challenge.

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  13. Brilliant! lovely capture.

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  14. Tough to take indeed in those conditions. You did really well! thanks for sharing these photos of this wonderful bird with us, I did not know of its existence!

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  15. I know I’ve had that struggle with the bright sky behind and everything else relatively dark. But this turned out pretty good!

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