I photographed this Red-bellied Woodpecker on driftwood near my bird feeder in my yard here in Arkansas. I found several sizes of driftwood on the banks of the Arkansas River near my home. I thought this wood would make a great perch to photograph birds on.

Red-bellied Woodpecker On Driftwood
Red-bellied Woodpecker On Driftwood

I had my camera and lens on a tripod near a bird feeder.


  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Lens: Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS
  • Tripod: Gitzo Carbon Fiber with Wimberley Gimble Head


  • Location: My Backyard (Arkansas)
  • Date & Time Taken: December 29, 2011 (08:12 A.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 320
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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