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Take-off of the American Woodcock

Take-off of the American Woodcock
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-23 7:46
Viewed: 1064
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, here is finally
a new photo from spring 2014 !

1/2500s f/5.6 ISO1600 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).


« The male woodcock’s evening display flights
are one of the magical natural sights of
springtime in the East. He gives buzzy peent
calls from a display area on the ground,
then flies upward in a wide spiral.

As he gets higher, his wings start to twitter.
At a height of 200–350 feet the twittering
becomes intermittent, and the bird starts
to descend. He zigzags down, chirping as
he goes, then lands silently (near a female,
if she is present). Once on the ground, he resumes
peenting and the display starts over again. »



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Hello Asbed,
Typical Asbed style once again.Well focused on subject with good details and colour.Nice frame and like such beautiful bird in bush.Not easy to focus ob subject.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,
I haven't get chance to do experiment Asbed.Have to wait till Sunday.I will try to capture a few picture on Sunday and then will show you.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-04-23 9:04]

Hi Asbed,this pic looks like a peinture,truly beautiful and a great capture of the in flight woodcock despite the difficult location,the best DOF to have the best detail on the bird and beautiful colors typical of the end of winter.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Asbed, great capture of lovely woodcck in fantastic take off action, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-04-23 12:53]

Hello Asbed,
Original photo of this woodcock in flight taken from a nice POV in good sharpness and beautiful natural colours.

Hello Asbed,
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
這種瞬間補抓到的美麗奇特鏡頭 你是最拿手的
照的很棒 也有很高的困難度在樹之中這樣拍照
顏色鮮豔華麗 很新奇 我看了很久它的頭好像蝙蝠
哈哈說笑的 光線亮麗
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Bonjour Asbed,
Content de savoir que le printemps vient d'arriver au Quebec et que nous allons être "submergés" par tes splendides images.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Asbed,
Interesting image with excellent clarity and fantastic sharp details. Spring is here also in Romania and I found a lots of butterflies and birds.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-04-26 20:23]

Hello Asbed,
I don't know how in the world you managed to get this little rocket in focus amongst all those branches, but you did it perfectly. Your photo shows how beautiful these birds are with their wings fully opened, quite attractive and well camouflaged. Nice capture!!

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