Eventually, a pileated woodpecker flew across the water and entered a wooded area not far from my position. Over the next several days I observed the timing and flight pattern of this beautiful bird, which evidently had a nest in the trees.
One evening, I entered the woods and began searching the thick canopy for the woodpecker’s nest cavity. Eventually, I found a small opening through the leaves and observed two juvenile pileateds waiting for their next meal delivery. Using a low shutter speed and high ISO setting, I was able handhold the 400mm lens and capture this scene undetected by my subjects—a silent experience at dusk, added to my outdoor memories.
Body: Canon 90D
Lens: Canon 100-400 @ 400MM
Shutter speed: 125
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