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The Woodcock ascension

The Woodcock ascension
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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: 2014-05-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS, Olympus 4X Optical Zoom high-speed f2.0
Exposure: f/4.9, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-05-03 21:15
Viewed: 1252
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, I have written many times
to can found a Woodcock in the forest ground
you need a pointing. This American Woodock was
found and then pointed by my friends pointing dog.

By pointing the dog it indicate you
somewhere in-front there is a game bird.

Today they announced the weather to be rainy,
so for the outing for banding American woodcocks
with my friend Michel and Diva his pointing dog
I preferred not to take a chance and leave my DSLR
at home because it does not have protection against
the rain, and I thought after all I do not have a
woodcock photo with my rugged camera then I would
have today, and this is the photo I obtained.

My rugged camera Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS became
the sixth camera with which I take a photo of
a woodcock in-flight, but today where some
moment of the day it rained and others not,
for this photo I would have preferred it to
be with my DSLR for a DSLR image quality.

1/320s f/4.9 ISO400 18mm (35mm eq:100mm).

From New York State - Department of
Environmental Conservation website.


« The woodcock requires a diverse mix
of habitats to thrive, including riparian
shrublands and forests (land along riverbanks),
as well as upland shrublands, early successional
forests and forest thickets. Within these areas,
second growth hardwoods provide important nesting
habitat, while areas with thick cover and moist
fertile soil with abundant worms are used as
feeding grounds. In addition, the woodcock
uses new clear-cuts, large fields or pastures
for night roosting, and males need small openings
in the forest to sing over. »



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Hello Asbed,
Beautiful colorful bird. He has an interesting beak, long and thin. A great dynamic shot .

Ciao Asbed, gret capture of lovvely bird in unusual action, splendid light and woonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good Sinday, ciao Silvio

Very interesting capture again, Asbed.
With your camera settings for this in-flight shot, the blurred motion is inevitable.
All the same, the image has its own appeal.

Hi Asbed, Beautiful bird in flight pose. I like his long beak. The blurry wings add to its motion and vivid the atmosphere. I concur with Ram that every image has its own appeal and unique too. Thank for sharing

Bonsoir Asbed,
Agréable valorisation du sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-05-04 13:48]

Hi Asbed,great timing to take it in this pose,a bit funny and made with the usual top detail despite the very fast mouvement and difficult light too! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Asbed,
After a long time you have captured a bird where not much obstacle in BG.Excellent focus on subject with perfect light and sharpness.Like its BG,where blue and white touch in the sky made a beautiful atmosphere.
Thanks for shAring,
Regards and have a nice time,

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