Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Favourite Photo of 2013

Red-bellied woodpecker

I find it difficult choosing favourite photos...especially one for an entire year. However, I confess that in October when I accidentally lost many of  the photos I'd taken between January and October - I dropped an external hard drive - the photos I mourned the most (at least at first) were of this red-bellied woodpecker.

FYI: I was pleasantly surprised to find a folder of red-bellied woodpecker photos still on my computer. YAY!


I am linking to City Daily Photo Theme Days  HERE

53 comments:

Linda W. said...

This is a great photo. I'd be sad too if I thought I'd lost it! Lucky you discovered that folder on your computer!

The Furry Gnome said...

Great pix as usual. I'm always inspired by your greatphotography . Happy New Year!

TexWisGirl said...

definitely a great shot. happy new year to you, too!

Indrani said...

Indeed a beautiful capture. Great timing.
A very Happy New Year to you!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is an amazing picture. Happy New Year to you and many chances to capture more great pictures.

Gail Dixon said...

I'm happy you found him. I can see why he's a favorite. Happy new year to you!

Leora said...

Oh, yeah! It is a great shot. Glad it was found.

Randy said...

I love this close up too. Wishing you a joyous new year.

N Buckles said...

That is my worst night mare to loose everything on my external hard drive. Documents I can re-create but not my photos. I am so glad that you were able to find this. Happy New Year !!!

Carole M. said...

best wishes and I love the woodpecker too

Julie said...

Wonderful clarity, EG. I have dropped hard drives and lost the lot, too. I never seem to have enough backups.

Stewart M said...

Good that you found the images!

The owl in the earlier post is great - I would love to see one of these birds!

Hope you have a good New Year.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne!

Ela said...

Wonderful photo.
Wishing you all the best in 2014, Happy New Year to you and your family!

travelwithintent.com said...

What a beauty! Happy New Year!

llandudnopictures said...

Wonderful, Happy 2014!

Halcyon said...

A perfect choice for the theme day! I also find it difficult to choose just one shot. :)

All the best to you in 2014. Hope you are keeping warm.

Jane of Levant said...

Happy New Year EG - what an amazing picture - and what a beautiful bird - Jane UK

Andy said...

Both of the shots posted today are worth of the photo of the year title.

Nancy Claeys said...

Serendipity! Love this shot.

Happy New Year's my friend. xo

Nancy Claeys said...

Serendipity! Love this shot.

Happy New Year's my friend. xo

Aussie in France said...

So beautiful. I am looking forward to photographing birds once we live in Blois permanently but I have a long way to go before I can produce something similar!
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Gerald (SK14) said...

glad you rescued it - happy new year

Sandra said...

It is wonderful and I love this sweet little guy with the big peanut.. I lost a hard drive once, most of the photos i had on another drive, but the ones i lost, i went to Picasa and saved all of them into a folder on the new harddrive.

Betty Manousos said...

happy new year!!

love that bird photo so much!
xo

Judy said...

That is an awesome shot! Happy New Year to you too.

Birdman said...

Happy 2014!

Stuart said...

I love these woodpeckers too. When I lived in Virginia and then later in North Carolina I could see (and photograph) these guys all the time. I miss 'em. Anyway, it's a wonderful shot you have there. Happy New Year!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

The woodpecker is great. I also really love the snowy owl in the previous post!

Giga said...

Piękne zdjęcie ptaka.
Życzę wspaniałego 2014 roku !
Beautiful photo of a bird.
I wish you a wonderful 2014!

Merisi said...

One of the most memorable bird pictures I have ever seen! So glad you did at least find some of the lost pictures again! I have lost an entire year, parts of 2008 and 2009, due to an external harddrive that simply stopped working. Since then, I have 3 different hard drives, seeing as the cost of storage space has gone down considerably. I hope you'll never again experience such a catastrophic event!

Happy New Year to you and yours,
Merisi

Merisi said...

One of the most memorable bird pictures I have ever seen! So glad you did at least find some of the lost pictures again! I have lost an entire year, parts of 2008 and 2009, due to an external harddrive that simply stopped working. Since then, I have 3 different hard drives, seeing as the cost of storage space has gone down considerably. I hope you'll never again experience such a catastrophic event!

Happy New Year to you and yours,
Merisi

Merisi said...

One of the most memorable bird pictures I have ever seen! So glad you did at least find some of the lost pictures again! I have lost an entire year, parts of 2008 and 2009, due to an external harddrive that simply stopped working. Since then, I have 3 different hard drives, seeing as the cost of storage space has gone down considerably. I hope you'll never again experience such a catastrophic event!

Happy New Year to you and yours,
Merisi

Merisi said...

One of the most memorable bird pictures I have ever seen! So glad you did at least find some of the lost pictures again! I have lost an entire year, parts of 2008 and 2009, due to an external harddrive that simply stopped working. Since then, I have 3 different hard drives, seeing as the cost of storage space has gone down considerably. I hope you'll never again experience such a catastrophic event!

Happy New Year to you and yours,
Merisi

Our photos said...

Happy New Year!
Big hug, RW & SK

Lowell said...

I felt the same way - I've got a lot of photos that I like but it's hard to find THE "favorite." You did good here...this is delightful!

Happy New Year again!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Your bird shots are so fabulous EG I should imagine it would have been a heck of a job deciding which one to use! You chose well :) All the very best for 2014!

Judy said...

This one is perfect!
If you ever get a bird book published, which you should, I will be first in line to buy one. signed of course.
Happy New Year!

Norma Ruttan said...

love this image of the woodpecker! glad that you discovered it elsewhere! I love your glorious ecard of new year greetings to us readers too.

RedPat said...

I love this one! Didn't know you had lost all those shots, EG! Have a happy and healthy year ahead! ;-)

Stephanie said...

It is definitely a great shot! Happy New Year!

Tanya Breese said...

oh this is a perfect choice!! happy new year!!

Small City Scenes said...

Lost and then found---Happy New Year!!!
I like this picture also.
May the new year bring you much happiness---as happy as a Woodpecker finding a peanut. MB

paul said...

A great shot indeed!
Best wishes for 2014.

Carver said...

Happy New Year! Wonderful shot and I'm glad you found it.

NatureFootstep said...

I agre, it is a great shot.
Wishing you a Happy New Year.

Pamela Gordon said...

Happy New Year CG!! I enjoy visiting and seeing your beautiful photos. Here's to more great pics in 2014.

Kay said...

This is a great shot - so glad you didn't lose it! And the second one is wonderful, too! The woodpecker actually looks joyous; I suppose a peanut is quite a score. Happy New Year!

Jack said...

Fabulous, EG. I can see why you picked this wonderful image.

Losing nearly a year's worth of photos? Say it isn't so! Every since Janet from Sarasota lost all of hers, I have been backing my laptop up faithfully and I have bought a second hard drive to use for belt and suspenders. (Haven't backed it up yet, but maybe tomorrow!)

Daniel LaFrance said...

You inspire many! Your woodpecker image is a prime example.

May 2014 be filled many more opportunities and incident proof hard drives.

Bob Crowe said...

Thanks for your comment on St. Louis DP's photo of the year post. Your image is just remarkable. I'm not a nature photographer but this is a bird picture with personality.

raf said...

Splendid capture and choice for theme! All the best in 2014!

William Kendall said...

Just the right choice for the day!

Rose said...

Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

That shot of the red-bellied woodpecker is an awesome capture!

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