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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: 2014-08-06 11:17
Viewed: 1032
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, the American Woodcock.

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

From the National Audubon Society website :

« The American Woodcock’s plumage is cryptic;
the complex pattern of brown, muted yellow,
and light grey looks like leaf litter. The unmarked
under-parts are a dull orange-yellow. Woodcocks have
short legs, long bills, short tails, and stout bodies that
appear to have no neck. The woodcocks’ eyes are large and
set far back on the head, which allows feeding birds to see
in all directions and in low light, even with their heads down. »



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Hello Asbed-Credit goes to you to show us such beautiful camouflage picture.Well captured this Woodcock.Dry leaves are looking same as its upper portion wing.Good sharpness.Like such natural habitat picture.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-06 11:27]

Hi Asbed,this is one of your prefered bird,sometimes seen in your gallery in curious locations and perfect camouflage,this is another very nice pic,but this time it's very easy to find,the detail and the DOF are truly perfect,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Impressive photo of an interesting bird in its environment Asbed! Good composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

Hi Asbed. This picture shows him off well. I might mistake him for a leaf. Nice to see this. Now I might be able to spot them easier. TFS Trevor

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-08-06 12:42]

Hello Asbed,
Nice photo of this American Woodcock. Not very good camouflaged this time. good sharpness and beautiful natural colours. A pity, that horizontal branch just above the head of the bird.

Ciao Asbed, great capture of lovely bird in a beautiful ambientation, splendid light, wonderful colors and good clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-08-06 14:53]
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Hello Asbed,
It's always a pleasure to view one of these odd looking birds. I saw many this spring up at Magee Marsh and was able to capture quite a few photos.
I have yet to view their unique mating ritual dance which I've heard takes place just before dark, when the male flies high in the sky and comes spiraling down.
A wonderful shot of this beautiful woodcock as it sits quietly on the forest floor.

Hello Asbed
照的很漂亮 很美麗的鳥 也很清晰
這種鏡頭很有大自然的味道 也很天然渾成
構圖也很美麗 真是好看

Highly impressive.
Love your notes too.
Mario with regards of gratitude.

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