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The American Woodcock

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, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-01 19:44
Viewed: 1350
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, this woodcock was walking and
by walking searching for worms that he eats.

1/2000s f/5.6 ISO1600 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).


« The American Woodcock probes the soil with its bill
to search for earthworms, using its flexible bill tip to
capture prey. The bird walks slowly and sometimes rocks
its body back and forth, stepping heavily with its front foot.
This action may make worms move around in the soil,
increasing their detestability. »



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  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-06-01 20:03]

Hello Neighbor,
Great shot of this beautiful woodcock which has decided to give you a full body view today instead of it's usual half hidden appearance. Super sharp focus and attractive camouflaged colors. I always enjoy viewing birds in their natural habitat like this. Wonderful shot Asbed!!

Hello Neighbor
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
顏色鮮豔華麗 光線亮麗 它的色彩跟樹葉很像 有著很好的保護色
構圖美麗 背景深遂

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-06-02 8:45]

Hello Asbed,
Now we can see the whole bird. Good sharpness and natural colours. Nice choice of composition.

Hi Asbed,
you use the short 85 mm very well for birdies, I wonder what you could do we a longer lens.
The bird is beautiful both in colors and pattern.
Well done, my friend,


Bonsoir Asbed,
Très belle publication valorisant bien le sujet dans son environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-06-02 16:08]

Hi Asbed,today finally we can see this woodcock in the best way....ehehe..not camouflated or hidden as in your last post,excellent DOF for the best detail and the usual perfect exposure too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Asbed-Now I can see this one clearly.Nicely captured in its natural habitat.Perfect exposure.Like this species.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

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