While Marks has been busy in the darkroom with his Kallitype process I’ve turned to our own backyard for some of the wonderful wildlife that visits regularly. I started out with just one feeder, which soon became two, then three and now I’m up to five. This pretty much ensures that the brown squirrels, who I believe have some type of internet messaging system whereby they invite all their near and distant relatives over, don’t hog all the food. Believe me when I say they try. Having a lot of feeders up means that the birds get a look in as well. It’s been a fabulous eye opening experiment where I’ve been able to get a lot of really nice close up shots of both the squirrels and the many birds that visit on a regular basis.
The first images I’m going to share with you are the red-bellied woodpeckers. I just love these birds. They are noisy, sassy and have great personalities. They are also very territorial as I found out when a strange juvenile ventured in where he shouldn’t have been. The red-bellied woodpecker is a medium sized woodpecker in the Picidae family. The common name is somewhat misleading as the prominent red plumage is actually on their heads. They know what type of food they like, peanuts being their favorite.
Above is the female red-bellied woodpecker. She can be distinguished by the white plumage on her head as opposed to the male whose head plumage is brilliant red. She’s seen here feasting on some cracked corn.
The male red-bellied woodpecker totally loves raw peanuts in their shell. Here you can see the difference in the head plumage.
Another shot of the male. Their coloring is vibrant and the pattern on their wings is just a beautiful tapestry that only nature can produce.
Stay tuned as I post some more wonderful wildlife images in a few days. Happy weekend and thanks for visiting 🙂 Comments are always welcome.
Husband and wife photographers specializing in Florida nature and places of interest. We enjoy trekking into the wilds of Florida to photograph areas as the settlers would have seen it. Our goal is to show you parts of Florida that the average person doesn't see both in color and in black and white. Still life images are now becoming a big part of our process.
We have transitioned from film and wet darkroom to exclusively digital.
We still do Alternative process in our darkroom- Kallitype , Van Dyke Brown and Salt Printing on a small scale.
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