Final Shot: Our Favorite Reader Photo of the Month


© Bill Tiepelman

Enjoying the View
Shutterbug reader Bill Tiepelman captured this profile of a beautiful red-bellied woodpecker in his backyard in Wentzville, Missouri. An avid bird watcher, Tiepelman has on old swing set in his backyard that he repurposed into a bird sanctuary in an effort to “attract as many species as possible.” He captured this shot from a bird blind he set up early one morning, as he often does. Tiepelman used a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC lens at 375mm, ISO 1000, f/5.6, 1/800 second. To view more of Tiepelman’s avian photos, visit

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