Saturday, 6 December 2008
Van Gogh woodpecker
My Santa Claus present: A ♂ (see the red nape!) Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major/Grote Bonte Specht) in a typical grey-brown gloomy winter setting. This photo was taken in my home village Nuenen, at exactly the same spot where Vincent van Gogh painted (125 year ago), in his dark period, his poor “Weaver” series, and within a stone’s throw from the location where he created his famous “Potato Eaters” work.