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Neva L Scheve

West End, NC, USA


A pair of Pileated Woodpeckers made a nest in my horse pasture in 2016. Every morning I would sit near the tree with my camera on a tripod and my Kindle to read while I spent time watching them. They didn’t mind me being there at all, and I was able to photograph the family from even before they peeked out of the hole until all three chicks left the nest.

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Pileated Woodpecker Family

AWARD WINNER: Category 5: Judges\' Choice

6 replies on “Pileated Woodpecker Family”

Ashley Versluis says:

Outstanding! What lens did you use?

Neva Scheve says:

Thank you very much. I used a Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 at 500mm. Nikon D800

Theresa Nickels says:

Wow! What a lucky photographer you are… Nice Job capturing this sweet family.

Marcia says:

Wonderful photo! I can almost hear the youngsters!

Neva scheve says:

Thank you. Yes, I was lucky that they chose my pasture for their best

Beautiful photo. I’ve got one of an adult eating at my bird feeder. They’re amazing birds.

Congrats on a beautifully captured photo

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