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Copyright: Art Roberts (Art_R) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300 with MB_D10, AF VR-Nikkor 80-400mm ED, 77mm UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-13 20:02
Viewed: 3035
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Folk's , this photo of a red-naped sapsucker , was captured earlier in the year , I visited this hole more than a few times as it had chicks in it and the two parents where busy trying to satisfy the demands of their young , now the hole is silent , and there is no sign of any of the residents... this sapsucker is the same one that made the holes in the tree for an earlier posting called 'Excavation' , apparently the sapsucker picks insects trapped in the sap , this male has a beak full of ants that it is feeding to the young inside the hole...

thanks to member 'Nephrotome2' for pointing out this behavior in that earlier posting :-) , he was right on the money as to how the sapsucker harvests its meal's...


Edit: I have discovered this to be a yellow bellied sap sucker and not a red napped sapsucker , any data on the two would be the same they are very similar species.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-09-13 23:32]

Good to see this wonderful species, well captured. tfs.

Great and dificult capture, natural colors, nice light, sharp details and excellent BG,
TFS, best regards,

Hi Art

Great shot of this sapsucker. Excellent sharpness and plumage details, good composition.


Hi Art,

A very good shot of this bird. Well taken with good focus showing fine detail and natural colours. A good POV with the bird using its tail against the tree. (I recently watched a documentary on this bird, so I appreciate your patience and skill) TFS

regards Bill

Hello Art,
Very good composition, nice colours and sharp details.
Excellent work!

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-09-14 15:09]

Slav Art,
This is very good capture.Excellent sharpness,POV and colors.Great composition.TFS.

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