Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

See the frog in this photo?

See the frog in this photo?

This is probably the most surprising image I have taken in my almost 11-year run as a bird photographer.  Dec. 23, 2009, at the Ridgefield NWR, I remember it clearly.  I had only been shooting birds for a year or so and was excited to see this Downy Woodpecker just outside my truck window on the ground.  The bird would fly from the ground, back and forth to a tree trunk about 8 feet away.  I took lots of pictures never noticing until getting home and viewing the images on my monitor that there was a tree frog on the back of this bird.  I posted a series of shots of this bird on the web prior to even having this website and it got a lot of attention.

Canon 40D, 1/200, f8, ISO 400, 350mm, 8:10 a.m.

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