Cold temperatures and sunny skies this week have made for a some beautiful walks. I was delighted Tuesday to see a pileated woodpecker for the first time in a few years; I was even happier when it decided to fly from the thicker trees to an electrical post, and perch in the sunlight long enough for me to take a few photos.
I hope you enjoy my selections from this week – have a great evening!
There was a light breeze this morning blowing snow and frost off the roofs and tree branches, and when you looked into the sun, the sky was glittering. I captured a little of it, but trying to freeze that in time really didn’t do the moment justice. 1/800sec, f5.6, ISO 900
Simply a beautiful day 🙂
I took a quick trip to Vancouver this weekend; this was a snap out the window with my cellphone.
Coming into land in Vancouver.
The rising sun illuminating the wingtips of a passing crow.
I absolutely love the light on the underside of the crow’s wing. 1/500sec, f6.3, ISO 500
Climbing up the post.
A beautiful pileated woodpecker on such a convenient perch.
Climbing to the top of the post.
A bit cluttered with all the components and wires, but it does give a better ideal of this woodpecker’s size (around the size of a crow).
I didn’t zoom out in time, and cut off the wings, but I included this anyways because I think the sunlight coming through the wingtips is just too beautiful not to share.