accidental magic

I’d taken dozens of photos of this little downy woodpecker as he spiraled around the branches he clung to, searching, I suppose, for a January snack.

I never got a great shot of him, too many branches, he was too quick, turning this way and that way, hopping from branch to branch.

And I didn’t know I had recorded his take-off until I loaded the photos from my camera onto my computer.

That was worth a big smile.

He was not at all afraid to fly.



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  • Kathryn Dyche Dechairo January 16, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    I’m the same, keeping getting blurred shots of downy’s because of the branches. Haven’t managed to capture one in flight yet. I love it when we find surprises like that in our downloads. Smiling.

  • Tina Tierson January 16, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    A lesson I need to learn from beautiful Mr. Woodpecker! 🙂 xoxo

  • Silvia January 16, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Beautiful photo x

  • brandi January 18, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    oh, I think that’s a wonderful shot of him..bravo!

  • K.Young January 18, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Bird photos are difficult, aren’t they? This one, though. Magical!

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