Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Downey Woodpecker, it’s an Upside Down World

With outdoor photography it is often best to follow this little Downey’s example. Often the mundane appears quite different when viewed from an unusual angle

Happy New Year ! ! !

May we all approach 2008 from a new angle


photowannabe said...

Yes Salty, I like that thought about approaching this next year from a new angle.
Beautiful shot of such a colorful bird.
Happy New Year to you too.

Lori said...

Happy New Year to you and Mrs. Salty! May 2008 be filled with much joy...

Unknown said...

He's pretty, Salty. I hope you have a wonderful 2008. Look forward to seeing what you post this year!

imac said...



Salty.Happy 2008.

Mike Young said...

Happy New Year Salty! Thanks for making 2007 a great year for me. I have enjoyed your visits and your blog. Look forward to 2008.


Anonymous said...

Nice shot. It is also a reminder that this woodpecker and its mate are about all that were here until today and then the heavens opened up and we got a deposit of starlings and juncos and finches. The hawk was here several times in between snow storms but didn't get anything that I know about.

Thanks for your visits during the past year and I hope you and your family have a healthy and happy and prosperous new year.

Patty and Abe Lincoln

Kekiinani said...

This is wonderful. I love the background colors and the angle. Great thought to approach the new year from a different and unique angle. Thanks for the thought!! Wishing you and your family a wonderful and happy new year.. Aloha, Renee :)

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Nice new header...and some other changes/additions too...

dot said...

I like the new header also and of course the woodpecker!

ASHE said...

LOL ... I posted a bird in an unusual position for my New Years post, too! Great minds DO think alike though, so no surprise there :)

Love the photograph. You know, the other day, I was curious and clicked on your "bird" label. And, after scrolling through two pages of bird-related posts, I realized that you have a tremendous collection of bird photographs! You capture their behavior, but they're always beautiful photographs too , its great.

Meggie said...

The new header is quite handsome, Salty. I was looking at woodpeckers at my feeder today also. I always knew I had Downeys that visited but didn't realize there were also Hairys until they visited at the same time and I could see the difference in their size. Nature Knitter has been helping me with identification. Thanks for the great shot! Once again, my shots are from the other side of a dirty window.

Lucy said...

Very fun photo, Salty, and I especially like your clever incorporation of the Country Captures logo on the tree branch.

Tom said...

Hi Salty..
Great post for sure.

I loved being here in 2007 so I know where I'll be in 2008 as well.

All the very best.

Kerri Farley said...

I agree...I am going into 2008 with an all new perspective from what I started 2007 with.

Great shot of the woodpecker :)

Tina Leigh said...

Did you see that drunk looking upside bird Mama had at her bird feeder the other day? Reminds me of your photo. lol