I was watching this woodpecker work his way up a dead tree. He was hidden behind the leaves of surrounding vegetation and I thought there was no way I would get a good view of him but he kept going up. Finally he reached the top and popped his head out from behind the leaves. I guess he thought he was still protected or he just liked the clear view of the surroundings as he stayed in this spot for quite a while.
I guess patience pays off now and again!
(Melanerpes carolinus )
Alpharetta, Georgia, USA
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
350mm @ f/8 – 1/40 sec – ISO 200