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Mommy & baby are camouflaged

Mommy & baby are camouflaged
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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: 2008-05-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix F601zoom, SUPER EBC FUJINON LENS 3X Optical Zoom
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Camouflage, Small bird, big World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-19 7:20
Viewed: 3105
Points: 22
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Hello, here is the continuation of my last 2 postings,
in my 2 last posting i was writting that to found
the woodcock (American or Eurasian)
you have to be with pointing dogs that they will
found them with their nose or you have to be
very lucky and kno the place of one

as i wrote in my last 2 postings, i was
with a friend and his pointing dog,
my friend has the pemit to do
American Woodcock banding,

my 2 dogs Celtick & Ranger too are pointing dogs
but from April 1 to July 1 it is forbidden to take
the dogs and go disturb game birds
like woodcocks and grouses, unless you
have special pemit to go and do banding

here is a little text on the American Woodcock
from my National Geographic Society
« Field Guide to the Birds of North America »
book, page 124

« Nocturnal, solitary and secretive,
seldom seen until flushed. Flies up abruptly,
outer primaries making a twittering sound »

i went back with my friend and did other images
of 6 days old and 1 day old American Woodcock chicks
photos that i will post in coming days, weeks, months

in this image Mommy & her baby
are very well camouflaged,

the POV of the mommy woodcock is from above,
we see her camouflaged plumage from above

if you can see the 3 days old chick, it is in the
left bottom side of this image, because of that
cute chick that is camouflaged, i decide to add
this image to Bob's (eqshannon)
« Small bird, big World »

this image was shot with my 3 megapixels
3X Optical Zoom Fujifilm compact camera,
the image has receveid image editing in Photoshop



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This is a crazy shot and even crazier camouflage!! I can only see something that would resemble the parent but where is the baby ??? Their ability to camouflage is truly amazing. Wonderful job Asbed. Your picture shows the use of camouflage very nicely. Excellent work! TFS.

Best Regards,


This is a puzzle!!! I have to look hard and long....Was it the movement of them which attracted your eye! How interesting.....they do hide well..

Interessante immagine che documenta splendidamente la capacità di mimetismo di questa anatra, il pulcino senza le indicazioni sarebbe difficile scovarlo. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hello Asbed
You demonstrate perfectly here how the Woodcock can blend into thier surroundings.
Celtick and Ranger have found the picture opportunity for you well and and you have displayed the Woodcocks camouflage perfectly...You have had me looking for a while!!
All the Best

Hello Asbed,

hide and Seek, good camouflaged bird.
Photo are showing the bird in his natural habitat.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-05-19 12:47]

Hi Asbed,this is full nature!Very nice serie of shots taken in the green,excellent way to show this birds in her natural environment,excellent work,thanks for share,Luciano

Hi Asbed,

Just marking up, be back later...


Hi my friend Asbed,
Superb shot of this camouflaged bird with excellent DOF, POV and framing. Great comp. Cheers,

Ps. I have just returned from a trip to SE Mediterranean Anatolia

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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-05-19 18:10]

Salut Asbed,
Camouflage parfait. Seule un chien peut trouver un oiseau si bien camouflé.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-05-20 23:27]

Hi Asbed

Amazing camoflage you have shown us all here. Well done.


You've got very keen eyes, my bro Asbed, for I could've looked forever and found nothing here!
A lovely capture!

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