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Jan 11, 2012

Pileated Woodpecker ~ Looking for love?


                                                                                                                                  Photo by Joanne McKinnon

Every once in a while the gods look down upon us and bestow a gift.   Surely this was the case  when Joanne, wife of my old friend, Glenn MacKinnon, shot this photo in their backyard, in Bracebridge, Ontario.   What a remarkable and delightful photograph of a real Pileated Woodpecker, juxtaposed with a handmade, wooden look-alike that Glenn and Joanne picked up at the Cranberry Festival in Bala, Ontario.   The wooden woodpecker is the work of a craftsman from the Wahta Mohawk Territory in Muskoka, Ontario.   Perhaps is was simply a chance encounter or maybe a moment of outdoorsy predestination, but Joanne will have an image to treasure and enjoy for a long time to come.   I've seen some of Joanne's other photos and she has a talent with a camera.   You go, girl!
Please comment if you wish.
BtheB
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1 comment:

effie kadoglou said...

aha,what the woodpecker say when he looks at the wooden and more big
one ???? he will not believe it is alive.my little turtles don't believe at all when i put some plastic turtles near them .in the start they look intersted after they understand they are fake so they go away.they are not idiots you see.on the contrary they know many things only i wonder why they don't open their mouth to say something.to whistle ,something.the one does not want the water at all now.she prefers to walk down the rooms.after she goes near the heating system and sleeps.what to do at winter time ?