Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Northern Flicker




1/500 sec. f/9 ISO 400



35 comments:

Kerri said...

TRULY Outstanding! WOW!!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What a handsome fellow, his breast looks as if it is covered in little hearts.

Alan Pavey said...

Excellent pics Brian, great looking bird too :-)

Amy Burzese said...

His spots are heart shaped! What a beautiful bird!

Beth said...

What a beautiful bird! Great shots!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful against that bright blue sky!

TexWisGirl said...

i love these birds. the spots on their chest seem to 'float'. great shots in the golden light.

MTWaggin said...

Absolutely wonderful shots. Ours don't sit still that long so I'm beyond impressed!

Findlay Wilde said...

Great shots, are these birds rare?

Dina said...

Nice detail! Love the soft color.

Adam Jones said...

What a stunning bird, and wonderful shots.

Carole M. said...

oh, what an interesting and beautiful bird. Great shots Brian!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Oh my gosh- what a gorgeous bird! I don't think I have ever seen one before. Love the heart shaped spots on his chest.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Okay, dangit, I'm a bit jealous. There, I said it. We saw one flicker since moving here and he was WAY far away at the top of a very tall pole. Seriously though, these are absolutely splendid. I am happy you got such good shots. My day will come, I feel sure. :)

Gary said...

Great flicker shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Shaun Gibbs said...

Shots still looking sharp even @ ISO400. Excellent captures Brian.
Shaun

mick said...

The bird looks especially beautiful against that very blue sky.

eileeninmd said...

Love the flicker, great shots!

Gary Jones said...

Brian, thats a lovely bird not seen one before, and superbly photographed

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Such great looking fun to have around birds. Happy Thanksgiving Brian~

Andrea said...

I love the Flickers. We have a family of them that come back every year and they do a lot of talking in the trees. I have pictures, but never have I noticed that the little spots on their belly are heart shaped ... that makes me love them even more. I assume there is no significance to that, but who couldn't love it :). Great pics as usual Brian.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Bonnie K said...

Flickers were one of my favorite birds.

Amanda said...

Wow!
And such lovely light : )

Andee said...

Love so much that you are putting your setting on your pictures. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT! Really I need all the help I can get. As the bird goes holy moly. So cool. Great shots.

Phil said...

Great shots there Brian. The flicker looks pretty content you are there snapping away.

Stewart M said...

Splendid birds - do you know why they are called "flickers"?

I dont think there are any dull bee-eaters - bright is the way they come!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

EG CameraGirl said...

Super photos!

i stora drag said...

Wow, amazing photos of this bird I've never seen before! And of course I love those dots looking like hearts!
Greetings Pia

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful shots! I love Flickers - such beautiful birds!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Beautiful...never seen. Great serie you show

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The flicker is a beautiful bird and the way you are able to photograph them is just amazing, really shows them off. Every picture just makes me happy!

Wally Jones said...

Very nice captures! I chased a flicker around a marsh on Friday but he won. Next time!

Liz said...

What a stunning bird! Beautiful shots Brian!!

Larry said...

Wow, she is gorgeous Brian! We have the Red-shafted Northern Flicker here in abundance but I have never seen the eastern yellow-shafted variety. I have spotted intergrades of the two subspecies here but I would love to see the yellow-shafted Flicker up close and now, with your photos, I have! These are super!

barbara l. hale said...

I love flickers! These are great!