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He's back

My tormentor from last spring has returned. He took a few taps at the metal fireplace insert chimney this AM. I am sure he will work up to his full jackhammer imitation as dawn gets earlier. Apparently, he has not heard of the recently arrived Cooper's Hawk that has cut down the bird population, or he is too big for a Cooper's Hawk. At least it is a sign of spring.

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
1/1000s f/5.6 at 800.0mm iso640 hide exif
Full EXIF Info
Date/Time27-Mar-2011 13:33:35
ModelCanon EOS-1D Mark IV
Flash UsedNo
Focal Length800 mm
Exposure Time1/1000 sec
ISO Equivalent640
Exposure Bias-0.33
White Balance
Metering Modematrix (5)
JPEG Quality
Exposure Programmanual (4)
Focus Distance19.000 m

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Carol Rollins30-Mar-2011 04:59
Clear, sharp and beautiful! He may be your pest, but he sure is handsome.
Wonderful pose and beautiful bokeh. ~
Hank Vander Velde29-Mar-2011 23:28
Beautiful sharp image Hal. Nice perch, pose and background too.
Tom Munson29-Mar-2011 03:48
He's a beauty, Hal! He's just showing off for the girls.