Thursday, January 20, 2011

Photo of the Day! Red-bellied Woodpecker

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 500mm f/4 AFS, SB-600 (fill flash) @ ISO 400, f/8, 1/1600

This image of a red-bellied woodpecker was taken yesterday in southern Minnesota. We were shooting near some feeders but this girl was too shy to come to the actual feeders so I got this shot as it watched from a safe distance. I've always thought the name, "red-bellied woodpecker" was strange for this species because there is more red on their head and their belly. But hey, I guess "red-headed woodpecker" was already taken...