Now of course being I am only a mere human and therefore not nearly as intelligent as a Pileated Woodpecker, never saw it coming. I, the fumbling, heart in my throat, shaky photographer grappling below as this bird watched, managed to remove one lens to put on my big and very heavy 100-400mm lens.
I never saw that branch. Even through the viewfinder, I never saw it. That darn woodpecker did, however. How he must have been laughing at me as I struggled to get ONE clear shot of him. No wonder he never moved from the spot he was drilling that hole! 140 frames shot, later in the editing room I groaned in frustration as picture after picture landed in the trash bin. I saved 4 shots that came in clear which meant 136 pictures were thrown out.
I never underestimate Mother’s Creatures, both large and small. Their intelligence bypass ours in ways we do not understand. Unbeknownst to this Pileated Woodpecker, my determination to actually get a perfect shot of him has just been pushed up by 100%. Next time it will be my turn to laugh as I catch him by surprise!
Just enjoy the picture of this guy as I catch up on my previous post the many comments that I still have yet to answer. Comments are closed here. May all of you have a grand Sunday. It is very overcast here and so another day has been given to me to get more captures of the sky and the ground that are relatively the same color. Cool Beans. I wonder what adventure will come my way?
Photography/ “Drats!”/ December 2018©AmyRose