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Keywords:Arizona, Gila Woodpecker, Gilbert, Gilbert Water Ranch, Melanerpes uropygialis, Saguaro Cactus, bird, clinging, male, perched, thorn
Photo Info

Dimensions2400 x 3600
Original file size8.22 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken16-Mar-13 08:57
Date modified17-Dec-14 15:40
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D2X
Focal length600 mm
Focal length (35mm)900 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/320 at f/5
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias-1/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 160
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
GilaWoodpecker_JF07560

GilaWoodpecker_JF07560

With so few trees in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, Gila Woodpeckers make good use of Saguaro Cacti. This is a mature male. You have to wonder how many times he landed before learning how to avoid impaling his little feet.

Location: Gilbert Water Ranch, Gilbert, AZ. Morning Light.