Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hairy Woodpecker!

I tried to photograph this Hairy Woodpecker making some racket up in a tree along the Sun and Shade Trail at Bernheim several weeks ago. It was difficult capturing his image without a blur as he was so busy pecking away. The Hairy Woodpecker is a larger rendition of the Downy Woodpecker which I discovered today when I looked up the Downy to doublecheck. This guy was really large and I had seen Downys often at my condo, so I took a peek at the Hairy Woodpecker on Google images. Waalaa! He's a Hairy. I had a sneaking suspicion.

When I took this image and wasn't totally happy with it, (sorry but catching this woodpecker not pecking or hopping from one branch to another was no easy task), I decided adding texture might be in order. I have this 'thing' for blurry images. I don't like blurry images. Having said that, I have to say, I like the look and feel of this texture effect a lot. ENJOY!

Matter Of Fact: Do you go back and read your post afer you've written it? I blog surf all over the net and the world in an effort to keep my mind fresh with ideas so I, in turn, can keep my blog fresh, and I notice so many blogs with misspellings and the wrong verbs. But in their defense, very few folks in life were proofreaders at one time. Actually truth be told, I not only was a proofreader, but my very first gig in advertising was as a typesetter. And wow was that way too many years ago to even think about!


  1. I think you did a very good job with him. You must have been very close.

    Wordpress has a spellchecker, but if the mistake is a work, it misses it.

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