Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Willing Subject

I didn't have to look far for a picture today.  As I filled the bird feeder I realized that this little Downy Woodpecker was creeping around in the tree looking for bugs right above my head.  I had my camera in my coat pocket (wonder of wonders!) and it continued to creep around on the branches as I shot pictures.  I hardly even had to zoom in on it.  If you blow it up, you can see that even around the eye is checkered.                     Diane

10 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Diane this is a beautiful picture.The setting is jut perfect.
Ruth

Heidi said...

I think nature finds you Momma...Hey that charity is for the Hospital so I think we should ask Amanda if she want's to do it...hehe.
Never me.

Angela said...

Isn't he pretty! Cold enough for you up there?
Angela

Jill said...

Beautiful Diane. Enlarged it is even more magnificent.It certainly pays to keep a small camera with you all the time for occasions like this.

Jill

Pondside said...

He's gorgeous.
Do you think he was also looking for a warm out-of-the-wind place to ride out the bad weather?

Laurie said...

I zoomed all the way Diane, and this picture is amazing! What a beautiful shot, and awesome subject.

mudderbear said...

That is just awesome, Diane. The Lord must really love you to show you so many pretty things.

Also, thank you so much for stopping by at my blog, and for the encouraging words. A pedicure, or a Lamp? ^.^) Hmmm, that really cheers me up. Sometimes I need to hear someone say it's okay.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful picture of the Downy, Diane... I especially love seeing him blown-up to full screen... NEAT!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Jayne said...

What a perfect photo Diane! I do think he/she was posing for you!

Wildflower Cabin said...

He's just beautiful! It's such a treat when one has a willing model to snap a picture of! :o)