Sunday, May 20, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday 2: northern forest

Shadows were abundant in the northern forests of Alberta when my husband visited the city of Fort McMurray on a business trip early this month.

Grasses, mosses, twigs and leaves all contribute their shadows.

When Dick first noticed this lovely golden-crowned bird, it was in shadow.

With the aid of our omnipresent pal Mr. Google, I was able to identify this close-up photo as a Three-toed American Woodpecker.

© Richard Schear photos, May, 2012

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Shadow Shot Sunday 2
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Kelly said...

These are wonderful shots and what a pretty little woodpecker! He's not like one I've ever seen and I love his golden cap!

Miss Charming said...

Gorgeous photos of the bird! We have cardinals and bluejays here which I would love to photograph but they never stay still long enough.
Lindy looks like a cutie! (Newest follower)

chubskulit said...

The bird seem to love being photographed!

Thanks for constibuting to Shadow Shot Sunday!
Light Shining through petals, have a blessed Sunday!

Dimple said...

I have a cousin who just moved there from Texas. I'm glad to see a little of the terrain and wildlife!

robin. said...

i spend way too much time watching the birds...great shots!!!

Gemma Wiseman said...

A beautiful forest area that would be a joy to wander! Love the atmosphere in the first photo and the birds are adorable!

Powell River Books said...

Looks much dryer than our west coast forest understory. But still pretty. I can almost imagine walking on the trail and smelling the warm forest smell. - Margy