Hey there how's it going. I took this picture a couple of days ago in my backyard with my Nikon D40 with a 55-200mm lens. It is a woodpecker on the side of a tree. The picture turned better than I thought it would because it was getting dark and I had the flash turned off because what good is a flash at 30 feet, so the shutter speed was slow and I just happened to be able to hold the camera very still! On the day that I took this picture I just went outside in hope of something like a squirrel or a odd looking bird would be in range of my 55-200mm lens, and what do you know! A woodpecker showed up fairly close to me. So I went ahead and took the picture. I was very happy to see that it came out very clear. I only wish I could of gotten more under the bird and got a behind shot, probably would of been more interesting!
Comment: If you click on the picture you can notice that the camera was focused on something other than the bird! I guess that is what I get for trying to let the camera focus for me:(