Acorn Defugalty

I’ve been having fun observing, and shooting the goin’s on at our birdbath. I especially like capturing the little fusses between the birds. Check out these two acorn woodpeckers working it out.

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Technical Details

D500, Nikon 200-500 lens, monopod, 1/1600th, f 10, 300mm, ISO 6400, AI Clear, cropped to 3339 x 2380


Great action shot, Dave! Personally I like the composition, it give the action plenty of room.

Great action, Dave. I think the crop is fine. I do think a bit of shade over your bird bath would make for better image quality and certainly easier control of the highlights.

Battle of the bird bath. I love it, Dave! I love the puffed up red headdresses. Good positioning of both birds. I agree with @Dennis_Plank about maybe a canopy over the bath for improved dynamic range.