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KarenRoberts February 10, 2014
Cool capture! Nice one.
 
shoohindley February 19, 2014
Awesome
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WeeZie February 25, 2014
Amazing shot!!

6 - Her Long, Long Tongue



How long is your tongue? This red-bellied woodpecker can roll hers round and round up into her skull, or unravel it to pull seeds from the depths of her stockp...
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How long is your tongue? This red-bellied woodpecker can roll hers round and round up into her skull, or unravel it to pull seeds from the depths of her stockpile.
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Behind The Lens

Location
Through the living room window, which faces our bird feeder.
Time
Late afternoon, which is when many birds gather for fellowship around the feeder.
Lighting
My best shots come when clouds diffuse the sunlight and when the sunbeams are filtered by trees.
Equipment
My Canon EOS Rebel T3i, at f9.0, ISO 800, speed 1/100, on tripod with shutter release. Probably about 250 mm or a bit less.
Inspiration
The red-bellied woodpecker's long tongue reaches into the feeder, and she hangs onto the tray so differently from all the birds that can stand upright on it.
Editing
I used Corel PaintShop Pro X6 to crop and to reduce some of the background noise that results from shooting with a high ISO.
In my camera bag
Merely my Canion Rebel T3i with its two kit lenses, 18-55 mm and 55-250 mm. Someday I'd like to upgrade my equipment, but good pans don't necessarily make a good cook.
Feedback
Don't hesitate to photograph birds through a window if doing so enables you to capture scenes you might not be able to catch without a "shield." Also, use a fast speed to catch the animal in the act.

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