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Woodpecker

I don't usually like birds on feeders but felt I had got a decent exposure so thought I would show it.
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Re: Woodpecker

I do agree with you about feeders and nowadays try not to include them.This is very nice though.

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Re: Woodpecker

I still photograph birds on feeders, especially woodpeckers. They are still wild creatures and marvellous for it, just a little bribery involved - like persuading grandchildren to pose for a shot!

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Re: Woodpecker

Personally I don't mind seeing birds on feeders like this...it's the yukky plastic ones that really spoil the shots.

One of my friends has a great trick for natural looking feeders. He's drilled out holes in several branches and fills them with a mixture of fat and seeds.

Works very well, even if it is cheating a bit!

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Re: Woodpecker

Feeders have their place in shots imo. This one is a good example of where a feeder does not detract one bit from the shot - nice one.
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How I wish we had these birds in Oz Keith! I love your shot.

I don't think there is anything wrong with feeders either. A nice way to attract birds into the garden and if a photograph follows - goodoh!
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Re: Woodpecker

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How I wish we had these birds in Oz Keith! I love your shot.

I don't think there is anything wrong with feeders either. A nice way to attract birds into the garden and if a photograph follows - goodoh!
I think we are more envious of the birds you have

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Re: Woodpecker

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I think we are more envious of the birds you have

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Seconded....but Green Woodies,Hoopoe,Kingies,Kite,Wagtails etc etc give em a run for your money.........
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Re: Woodpecker

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I do agree with you about feeders and nowadays try not to include them.This is very nice though.
I stopped taking birds on feeders after a couple of publishers chose shots of birds on feeders rather than the same bird on a natural perch.
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Re: Woodpecker

Nice image Keith

I had one in the garden for the very first time a few days ago, but by the time I had grabbed the camera he had gone.
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