The big raucous pileated woodpeckers in our corner of the Ouachita Mountains have been the Moby Dick to my Ahab-ic photographic ambitions. For years, I’ve tried to capture a decent photo, but they’ve proven elusive, skittish and pretty good at hiding for something so large and loudly colored. But finally, FINALLY, one very vocal female lit in a tree this morning, not far from our living room window. And there she is.
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10 thoughts on “Moby peck

    1. Thanks. There was so much luck involved in this shot. Where I’d typically be clicking away, re-framing, re-exposing, I had one shot with this one. As soon as the shutter was done, she was gone!

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