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    Male Northern Flicker landing on habitat tree

    When we have to remove hazard trees from our campground we try to make habitat snags whenever possible. We cut this tree several years ago leaving about an 8 foot tall snag, rough cut the top and let nature take it's course. When the campground opened this year we found an active flicker nest in the snag. Success.
    I took these pictures on a cold wet morning so my ISO was very high.But the colors on the male Flicker were stunning. Taken from a picnic table across the roadway from the nest. Canon 7D, 400 MM 5.6 L, 1/1000s at f 5.6.

    Male Northern Flicker landing on habitat tree

    Male Northern Flicker landing on habitat tree

    Male Northern Flicker landing on habitat tree

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    Re: Male Northern Flicker landing on habitat tree

    Very impressive!

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    Re: Male Northern Flicker landing on habitat tree

    Just beautiful, very nice images Dave. As a nature photographer I am jealous.

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    Re: Male Northern Flicker landing on habitat tree

    Love that first shot Dave, great timing!

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    Re: Male Northern Flicker landing on habitat tree

    Great set. Awesome colors. Good job!!

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    Re: Male Northern Flicker landing on habitat tree

    Wonderful shots! Really impressive. Love the first one best!

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    Re: Male Northern Flicker landing on habitat tree

    Well done David, a great result and a well planned. Very sharp and awesome colours.

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    Re: Male Northern Flicker landing on habitat tree

    Well done Dave, I echo the comments above. #1 for me action and colour.

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    Re: Male Northern Flicker landing on habitat tree

    Thanks for the comments. Birds under even the best conditions are tough to shoo. But high speed continuous at least gives you a chance to get a few good frames.

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    Re: Male Northern Flicker landing on habitat tree

    Excellent series of a very attractive subject Dave.

    Well done,

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