Saturday, November 17, 2012

Red Bellied Woodpecker with acorn

My super lens died yesterday,I had to get a smaller one,75/300mm.I have my heart set on the 500mm,but I could barely lift it,& it was expensive.I WILL have a longer one in the future if I have to carry my tripod with me.
Anyhow,the few photos I took today did my neck in because the red bellied was so high up in the branches.I wonder if my fracture is healing at all.I won`t know till the first week in Dec.when I return for another xray.

5 comments:

Debra said...

Your bird photos are awesome, as always! Hey-be careful with your neck!!!!!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

The straining was worth it (at least for me) because your pictures are really good! Our Red-bellied woodpecker returned today--I hope he likes the 'eats' at the feeders! Take care!!

phylliso said...

Thanks girls,he really held onto that acorn!phyllis

eileeninmd said...

Love all the woodies, they are awesome visitors. Sorry about your lens!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Phyllis, Thanks for coming to my blog. Please come back anytime.

I'm also a bird lover --and keep up with my backyard birds! However, I haven't taken many pictures of them lately. I need to do that!!!!

Our resident Red-bellied loves to squawk and make lots of noise when he comes to the feeder. I guess he's telling the other birds that he is IN CHARGE....

Great pictures! I use either a 75-300 lens or a 55-250... I prefer the 250 one most of the time since it has an image stablizer --which prevents blurriness..

Good Luck...
Thanks again for visiting!
Hugs,
Betsy