Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/10/03

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Subject: [Leica] Red Breasted Sapsucker
From: photo at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 07:22:04 +0200
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Why is it called "red breasted" when it is the head that is red?



Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain


On Oct 3, 2010, at 5:54 AM, H&E Cummer wrote:

> Hi Luggers,
> I was up on my study balcony this morning cleaning eaves and inserting 
> screening to keep the pine cones out of the drains over the winter when I 
> heard this "tap tap tap".
> I turned and looked up. It was a red breasted sap sucker tapping for 
> worms. I grabbed my D700 with the 70 - 200 VR zoom and 2 X extender on it 
> and fired off a couple of shots - 1/200 at f7.1 - ISO 400. The bird turned 
> and looked at me and very clearly said "You are not Doug Herr and that is 
> not a Leica" and he flew away. :-)
> Here's one of the shots.
> C &C always welcome.
> Cheers
> Howard (still on Pender Island but getting ready to go)
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