End of the line

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!

Red-bellied Woodpecker
(Melanerpes carolinus )
Alpharetta, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
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


What’s in the Creek?

It really is amazing how the right light can make anything look interesting.  This is a little creek that runs along one of the paths that run through Leita Thompson Park in Roswell.  Joyce and I went out for a walk this weekend and of course, I had to bring my camera.

When I looked back at this creek, I saw a great mix of deep shadows and bright areas along with reflections off the water which was clear enough to see down to the bottom of the creek bed.  It’s not really the deep woods or a spectacular landscape but even the simplest scene can be a nice image.  At least I think so.

Leita Thompson Memorial Park
1200 Woodstock Road
Roswell, GA 30075