Saturday 22 January 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday #140

Three days ago we saw the sun shining brightly in a flawless blue sky and casting shadows among the branches of the trees.
Here is a Great Spotted Woodpecker in an oak tree. There must be insects and larvae around and she's making sure they don't damage the developing buds. Actually, she's not in the least altruistic - there's a feast to be had and she's having it!
Thank you to Tracy at 'Hey Harriet' who organises this weekly meme. Click here to see more shadows and perhaps join in.


  1. Beautiful blue sky, lovely shadows, and a bird - what more could a photograph want?
    Very nice, Janice!
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. Oh, and isn't it lovely to see that blue and the shadows even if it's just for a little while? Lovely capture, Janice! Enjoy!


  3. They not mean to help us...but they do anyway. She must be sitting there enjoying the sun too.

  4. Had a woodpecker fly into the third floor of the house last year. The cats were amused, but I was not!


  5. What a lovely shot of the woodpecker! It looks like you had a bright day too!

  6. Never pass up a feast, I always say. Spring is a great time to be a woodpecker!

  7. a really lovely shot
    pretty tree and sky :)

  8. Gorgeous shadow shot!
    My shadow shot, hope you can come by.

  9. Very nice! Your woodpecker friend looks a little bit like our kookaburra. He probably doesn't up close but in this photo he does. Nice to see you have such lovely blue skies! I've been enjoying blue skies this week too!

    Yes it will take a while for things to return to normal here in Qld but great accomplishments have been made in a little over a week already. So things are certainly looking up and there's a lot of positiviy in the air. Which is a whole lot better than relentless rain in the air :) Have a great week!

  10. Oh wow! I've never heard of a Great Spotted Woodpecker. It must have been so much fun to spot him getting a snack.

    I'm watching your Garden Flowers slide show while I write and just wanted to say those photos are awesome! Wow!

  11. You were lucky to be able to make this photo ! We have a Woodpecker here around, I can hear it but never managed to see it.

  12. I would never have spotted the woodpecker if you hadn't mentioned it. Spring is definitely on its way.

  13. Nice to see blue skies again! We have woodpecker visit too, but it's very camera shy - great shot!

  14. Very nice shadow cover for the great spotted woodpecker!

  15. A lovely surprising capture.


    If shadows could talk,
    Just what would they say?
    If you listen close,
    You’ll hear them, you may.
    Shadows do chatter
    And gossip and talk
    In the store windows,
    Along the sidewalk,
    Over the mountains,
    On prairie and plain,
    Begging for sunshine
    And not days of rain;
    Emboldened by light,
    The stark shadows say:
    “We’re out for a lark,
    Please join us at play!”

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Shadow Sweeper

  17. It's nice that she keeps down the insect population while keeping herself fed.

  18. A scene of contentment with the world! A cute little character in the tree on a day of blue sky! Lovely photo!


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