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A Downy Woodpecker by dove-51 A Downy Woodpecker by dove-51
A Downy Woodpecker. These little guys stay all winter here in Manitoba, Canada, and are frequent visitors to my backyard, to feast on sunflower seeds and suet.
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RHCheng Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011   Photographer
A gorgeous shot~!
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :iconhappysunplz:
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coby01 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
:wow: what a beautiful shot :clap:
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :heart:
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
SO sweet
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
So glad you like him. :heart: :iconblinkthanksplz: for the :+fav: :heart:
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
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yes the little ones are always so cute :w00t:
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SMerle Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
awesome!
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you M. :iconhearthugplz:
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meihua Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
So cute :D Great shot!
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: :iconthankyousignplz: :heart:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Downys are sooooo cute :love: we get them very infrequently, but it always is a thrill :iconeeeeeplz: (the local Acorn woodpeckers tend to drive everybody else off :shakefist:)

this is a beautiful capture :clap: perfect placement within the background "circle" of bokeh and nice angle of the branch through the frame :highfive:
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: Thanks so much Ruth. I am so glad you like it. They are very cute little guys. We also have their bigger cousin the Hairy Woodpecker who frequents the feeder, and a Pileated Woodpecker who lives in the back quarter section. He doesn't come to the feeder, but occasionally shows up in the yard on the hydro pole, and you can hear him when he is hammering on a tree from a long ways away. :D
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Firey-Sunset Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
What a wonderful looking bird Candace I like that touch of red on its head :dance:
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The little Downy Woodpeckers are very frequent visitors all winter Mary-Anne. They also have an almost identical cousin called the "Hairy Woodpecker". Same coloring and markings only larger and with a longer beak. They love the suet pies that I make them. :)
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Firey-Sunset Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
You cant help spoiling them at times can you :heart:
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod: When we get -20C and lower, I figure they need some extra energy. :iconshiverplz:
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Firey-Sunset Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
I reckon you are right there Candace.. Its 30C every day now and very dry here
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AuspiciousAries Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This photo is just wonderful! :heart: The bird looks so soft. :iconyayzplz:
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. Glad you like it. :heart:
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cycoze Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful capture!
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much Cy :) :heart:
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
sweet :love:
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Jasmin. Hope you are well. :santa: :heart:
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natureguy Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful shot Candace!
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: Thank you George :heart:
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natureguy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
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Stroody Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gosh this is excellent .......... Does it have an insect in its beak ? ......... Methinks I see little critter in there lol ............ Top-draw! ................... Made wonderful viewing this :)
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Not sure what he has there. He was visiting the bird feeder. I am very glad you like it Bob. Thanks so much for your comment and for the :+fav: :heart: :iconhappysunplz:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great catch Candace! =D
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dove-51 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: Thank you david :iconredheartsplz:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome Candace :hug:
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