Beyond Layers Workshop - Week 11 - Day 21 - Frame It. Assignment is to add a frame or vignette to a photo. Textures and a vignette added to this shot of a Ladderback Woodpecker. These are very small woodpeckers, only about 6 1/2" in size, common in the high desert area where we live. If there is a hummingbird feeder around they have a tendency to pretty much claim it as their own. They are also rather camera shy and I find it difficult to get a decent shot of them. I had been stalking this one for quite a while before managing to get a shot of her (I think it is a female, no red on the crown) from a window when she landed briefly in a tree. She quickly spotted movement behind the window glass and flew away. Textures used Kim Klassen Edward and Foxy by Doug Boutwell with a light vignette applied last.
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