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American Woodcock in its habitat

American Woodcock in its habitat
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, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-30 18:37
Viewed: 1163
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, the American Woodcock
on its take-off pose in his very thick
and difficult to walk through habitat.

I was with my friend that he do
American woodcocks banding, we were with
his pointing dog that he find this bird.

1/2000s f/5.6 ISO1600
85mm (35mm eq:127mm),
the light being not good
I higher the ISO to 1600.

From New York State - Department of
Environmental Conservation website.


« Woodcock are a popular game bird in New York
and are pursued by many hunters. The hunting
season for them is relatively short and runs
from early October into November. Hunting woodcock
is not for the faint of heart. The habitat of these
secretive birds is usually very thick and difficult
to walk through.
As such, woodcock hunters often go out with a well-trained dog, which makes it easier
to find the birds. »



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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-04-30 19:42]
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Hello Asbed,
Now this is one great inflight shot of a Timberdoodle ! Awesome capture!!! I am sure I will be seeing some Woodcocks again this year while up at Magee Marsh. I would be thrilled to get a photo like this.
"God Bless"

Ciao Asbed, great capture of this lovely in-flight bird i a beautiful, ambientation, perfect focus, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-04-30 23:57]

Bonjour Asbed,
Superbe capture! Un grand bravo. Un document exceptionnel!

Awesome clarity despite the maze of branches, Asbed.

Bonjour Asbed,
Un exercice difficile compte tenu du mimétisme du sujet avec son environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Asbed,
Another excellent picture.Very good clarity.Like colour of the BG.Splendid depth.Nice focus on subject too.Well captured.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hi Asbed, Even though the situation was difficult with your limited gear and with busy habitat environment, you have captured this American Woodcock taking off pose perfectly. Wonderful natural colours along with clarity. Best regards

impressive camouflage, TFS Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-05-01 16:10]

Hi Asbed,great in flight capture,finally without some branches between yu and the bird..ehehe..and the view is truly perfect,great detail and colors and very rich background too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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