Across The Water
I heard the bell-like burbling of the Red-Bellied Woodpecker's call. Usually hear them before spotting them. There it was, high up in a tree across the water. Too far to photograph, but great to be able to see.
Then it launched. I hadn't expected that, but snapped off several shots, out of reflex action. I didn't have any in flight photos of this woodpecker, so it was a keeper...level one, but worth having.
Metadata isn't particularly useful on a grab shot like this, but here it is: Nikon D300. Tamron 200-500 @ 440mm. 1/2500th @ f/6.3. ISO 500. EV = +1.0. WB = Sun. 51 point 3D AF. WB = sun. Aperture Priority (wide open). Photographed February 27, 2012 in the woods along the Cedar River.