Joe, in another thread you had mentioned this type of Woodpecker. I mention we had Red-breasted Sapsuckers....I for what ever reason used to mistakenly call them red bellied. Some part of me thought you might have been doing the same....nope a totally different bird. My mistake.
As for these images, nice detail, compostion and looks like a good job handling some harsh lighting. Well done.
Joe, nice photo. I'll look forward to seeing the pileated when it co-operates with the lighting!I would post photos of the Pileated but the lighting was so difficult. A very bright sky behing the tree and the bird in shadows. Maybe I will get another chance soon with better light.