Red Bellied Pirate Eye'd Woodpecker!!!

No I did not forget to Rotate this Picture!!lol...I had fun watching this Beauty hanging upside down eating berries off the vine..I caught One of the berries right smack in front of his eye and did not notice it untill i brought it up on the screen! I Liked it!! .. He reminded me of a Pirate so that is why i renamed him!! I still dont understand why they named this bird the red bellied woodpecker ..when clearly he has a red head!! ..Someone must have needed glasses!!! Best Viewed Large!! :)

Thank you all for your visits, comments and fav's, I look foward to reading them each day! I am working hard to get back on a "normal sleep schedual" so i might be off and on for the next few day's..i will catch up with yall soon.. i promise! :) xxoo
Ha! Awesome. I totally get the pirate change, it's clearly ridiculous to reference his belly anything but yellow, but I think there is some connotation to cowardess in a yellow belly, and again, pirates are hardly cowards, and this one is obviously not even afraid of gravity, so... "captain golden vest" is off the hook name wise.
posted November 13th, 2012  
Haha, great shot...fav!
posted November 13th, 2012  
There is a specially named red headed woodpecker, that looks like it is wearing a wig of red. It is totally awesome. We have 8 different woodpeckers in our area. It is hard keeping them all straight, and hard to catch them upside down. Fun!
posted November 13th, 2012  
A beautiful capture, Ellen. Because we don't have woodpeckers in our country, I googled this one and apparently they have a faint reddish tinge on their lower bellies that is hard to see unless you view them up close and personal. There are some photos on google images showing the red feathers. I agree that the head feathers are so prominent that the name is a bit misleading!
posted November 13th, 2012  
A fav., by the way; it's such a cute capture.
posted November 13th, 2012  
Nice shot, I have been watching the birds lately just haven't shot any pics. But it's about time too.
posted November 13th, 2012  
Aaarrrgggghhhh! FAV ;-)
posted November 13th, 2012  
Love it!
posted November 13th, 2012  
@girlie Thank you so Much Ruth!! i did have a friend tell me that once and i was trying so hard to find it while i was posting this pick ,,but it must be really low on the belly for me to have missed it!! Thank you so much for your great comments and fav's...i am so glad i found you ! :)
posted November 13th, 2012  
Wow--this is so cool, Ellen. He is just beautiful--so colorful. Fabulous focus. Definitely a fav for me.
posted November 13th, 2012  
Very cute... nice capture!
posted November 13th, 2012  
Beautiful bird
posted November 13th, 2012  
FAV! I am with you on why they name then such crazy names sometimes
posted November 13th, 2012  
FAV.
Wonderful shot!!
posted November 13th, 2012  
So cute, wonderful shot!
posted November 14th, 2012  
Fantastic capture! Great timing! Fav! :)
posted November 14th, 2012  
This is beautiful. I love all the green and the colors of nature you have in your project. Absolutely beautiful. I might have missed it but although I have seen your moon shots, I haven't seen any stars. Either star shots or trails. So if you are up for it, that would be my challenge to you. How about it?
posted November 14th, 2012  
That's wonderful Ellen! What a great catch....arrrrgh Matey! Fav
posted November 14th, 2012  
@geocacheking im always up for a challenge...as the clouds roll in over the mountain tops!!! lol...ill do my best! :)
posted November 14th, 2012  
@ellimae Ha! Love that the weather always cooperates with a shoot. :)
posted November 14th, 2012  
great capture... lovely color and dof
posted November 14th, 2012  
A FaV!
posted November 14th, 2012  
too funny. he's a beauty even with the wrong name! what they will do for a tasty berry
posted November 14th, 2012  
pretty capture!
posted November 14th, 2012  
How cool!!! Great shot!
posted November 14th, 2012  
I love those markings! Beautiful capture!
posted November 14th, 2012  
A gorgeous woodpecker! Love his beautiful plumage. A fantastic capture, Ellen!
posted November 14th, 2012  
Wow...what a gorgeous bird. Great find and capture!
posted November 14th, 2012  
Great shot of the cutie! Nice capture with his berry eye patch too :)
posted November 14th, 2012  
What a great shot, Ellen. I love it. FAV I am trying to get on a better sleep schedule also but have been hooked on here till oops it is time to sleep, a little after midnight.
posted November 14th, 2012  
@darsphotos I went to bed tonight at 9p.m. and here it is 3:30 in the morning and im wide awake again!! did better yesterday slept till 4:30 Thank you so much Darlene for the great comment and the Fav! Now go to sleep! :)
posted November 14th, 2012  
Great way to view the world. Pretty bird & lovely shot
posted November 14th, 2012  
Fabulous timely catch. You are so lucky to get photos like this. Fantastic and a fav!!! Congrats on the PP....you have a few others on there, too.
posted November 14th, 2012  
Love how it is upside down
posted November 14th, 2012  
Priceless! FAV
posted November 14th, 2012  
Fantastic shot! I love how he's upside down. Congrats on the PP.
posted November 14th, 2012  
what a great shot. they are beauties, aren't they? nice, nice, nice!
posted November 14th, 2012  
@catsmeowb Oh my yes they are Camille! And i was shocked to still see so many birds around ! It is so cold here now! Thank you for your great comment! :)
posted November 14th, 2012  
What a colourful chap!!!! Great catch especially upside down!
posted November 14th, 2012  
I love to see birds hanging upside down eating - it's a wonder they don't get indigestion though! Lovely composition
posted November 14th, 2012  
Fantastic...I love it!!! FAV
posted November 14th, 2012  
Amazing capture, what a pretty and unusual bird! Fav
posted November 14th, 2012  
Awesome capture! Beautiful bird!
posted November 14th, 2012  
Very special. What beautiful markings on the bird.
posted November 14th, 2012  
I had never heard of this one - fantastic find. Your shot is tremendous - such wonderful detail. His markings on really outstanding, aren't they. Really glad you posted this one.
posted November 15th, 2012  
OMG! Fabulous! FAVE!
posted November 15th, 2012  
Superb!!!!!!! Way to go and congrats on the PP with this. Love his belly!!.
posted November 15th, 2012  
Lol great capture :)
posted November 15th, 2012  
Wonderful! Fav!
posted November 15th, 2012  
What a fabulous shot of a glorious bird
posted November 15th, 2012  
Love those Woodpeckers! I've seen 5 different types in my area.
posted November 15th, 2012  
Great Woody. I'm so dizzy my head is spinning!!!
posted November 16th, 2012  
Beautiful! I love the black and white pattern of his feathers.

When I saw this in thumbnail, my first thought was 'Someone posted a pic of a dead bird?'
I mean, if a bird is belly-up, it's usually dead, right? LOL
So glad that this gorgeous little birdy is happy and healthy...and upside down. ;-)
posted November 16th, 2012  
Awesome pov! Great image patterns and textures - such an interesting shot I just keep looking
posted November 16th, 2012  
I haven't seen one of these in months, I almost forgot what they look like.
posted November 16th, 2012  
Great shot Ellen. I love his little pirate eye patch :o) xx
posted November 19th, 2012  
Great capture!!
posted November 20th, 2012  
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