Woodpecker

This is one of the woodpeckers I got the chance to photograph out in Grand Teton National Park this past spring.  Although there were several woodpeckers to be photographed in this area, this was the best looking one, in my opinion, and the hardest to photograph.  He was pretty camera shy and stayed hid out most of the time in one of the nesting holes.

He was only out here for just a few minutes, but I got several shots of him.  This image was taken with the new SP Tamron 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD.  I had it mounted to my Canon 7D and they were locked down to my Vanguard Alta Pro 283CT Tripod.  I'm glad I had the tripod, too.  Not only for image stability reasons, but there was a lot of time spent waiting.  I got to spend that time not holding my camera ;)