Woodpecker in Gold

This hairy woodpecker—yes, that's what it's really called, if the mighty Google is to be believed—acted a bit like a supermodel. (Not that I've ever worked with supermodels—or wanted to, for that matter.) Fifty or so shots and only a couple of truly great images. (I suspect that with women, the ratio is even more pronounced!)

Of course, the same could be said of many other small-bird varieties that seem to move rapidly and unpredictably. I mean, considering the favorable lighting and striking autumn colors, couldn't this avian just pose a little? :)