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Mimetism of the American Woodcock

Mimetism of the American Woodcock
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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: 2014-05-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2014-05-28 8:34
Viewed: 1248
Points: 17
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, in this photo there is the head
and eye of an American Woodcock hided
and camouflaged in the forest ground,
can you found it ?

If not in the WS I have circle where is the bird.

1/2000s f/5.6 ISO800 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).


Superbly camouflaged against the leaf litter,
the brown-mottled American Woodcock walks
slowly along the forest floor, probing the soil
with its long bill in search of earthworms.

Unlike its coastal relatives, this plump little
shorebird lives in young forests and shrubby
old fields across eastern North America.

Its cryptic plumage and low-profile behaviour
make it hard to find except in the springtime
at dawn or dusk, when the males show off for
females by giving loud, nasal peent calls and
performing dazzling aerial displays.



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To PeterZ: It was found and pointed by a Pointing Dog.CeltickRanger 1 05-28 16:22
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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-05-28 11:54]

Hi Asbed,This time it was really too hard, after 2 minutes I went to look at the very useful WS .. heheh ... not the best way to show this species, but really the original construction of this fun quiz ... eehehe .. .have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Asbed, to great camouflage, I need see ws to find woodcock, lovely composition, splendid light and wonderful colors, very welll done my friebd, ciso Silvio

Bonsoir Asbed,
Heureusement qu'il y a le WS pour certains visiteurs !!!
Es-tu bien sur de n'avoir que deux yeux pour voir de telles choses ?
A bientt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-05-28 12:40]
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Hello Asbed,
I needed the WS too to find the bird.
But how did you find it?
Perfect camouflaged.

Well Asbed this must be the most camouflage bird, because i can't see it..., I'm puzzled,

Best Regards,


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-05-28 19:21]

Hello Asbed,
It took me a few seconds before I found it, but it was it's long bill that I spotted first. I saw quite a few this year up at Magee Marsh and grew accustomed to looking for just tiny parts of the bird. Many of the birds we found up at the marsh were right under are feet before we spotted them. This past Saturday we saw a mother with four chicks about ten yards away, but the lighting wasn't good enough to take any photos.
Thanks for sharing this educational image!!

Hi Asbe
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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-05-29 4:03]

Bonjour Asbed,
Perfectly camouflaged ..
I need see to find woodcock. Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-05-31 8:01]

Hi, dear Asbed.
It is a very difficult task to find head and eye of the pictured . Thanks to you help. Your shot is a nice presentation of beautifulness of a forest piece. Very natural details, lights and colours. I also like clarity of the image and low POV. My compliments and TFS.

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