Series - Black Woodpecker

Quite a few of, us photographers, have images in mind we would like to take. The work from others may have acted as inspiration, the interest in a certain topic or subject may have sparked that desire or it may simply be visualizations we have had for some time in our minds. It can be whatever. I am like that... at least. I actually have a list, which is sadly named 'To Do' list. And it's growing. Don't get me wrong, I love that list and I love to work with it.

There are some B&W + bird related images I have had in my mind for at least a year or 2 on that particular list.

  • B&W images of a male Common Eider on the sea

  • B&W images of Black Woodpeckers visiting their nest

Nature is full of variety and seldom comes in pure B&W so I like to leave a touch of the colorful world in those images. It could be the yellow bill of a Whooper Swan, the green nape of a Common Eider or then the red crown of a Black Woodpecker.

Thanks to a good photography friend I finally found a fairly easy nest of a pair of Black Woodpeckers to photograph. Below a small series of images. Tick in the box! And incredibly grateful and happy! Those Common Eiders will have to wait another year.

Female Black Woodpecker

Converted to B&W using Silver Efex Pro

Male Black Woodpecker

Converted to B&W using Silver Efex Pro

Female Black Woodpecker

Converted to B&W using Silver Efex Pro

This series is likely to be continued. I really really want to see those little ones peeking out of here, so watch this space!

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