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American Woodcock

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: 2010-04-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-21 17:41
Viewed: 2715
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, this is the same bird
as this photo from a different POV

from South Carolina Departement of Natural Ressources website

« The woodcock is a mottled brown bird,
weighing from 125 to 240 grams (4.4 to 8.5 oz.)
(Owen and Krohn 1973) and averaging approximately
28 cm (11 inches) in total length (eNature 2004).

The unusual physical appearance of the woodcock
is characterized by the bird’s buff-colored body,
long beak, bulging eyes, and short wings. The diet
of woodcock consists primarily of earthworms,
although other invertebrates and some vegetative
matter are also consumed.

Woodcock foraging for earthworms is aided by a
prehensile beak, which allows woodcock to grasp
earthworms and extract them from below the
soil surface (Krementz and Jackson 1999). »



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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-05-21 18:34]
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Hello Asbed,
First what about those Habs of yours? This is another fantastic image of the well camouflaged Woodcock. Great capture my friend.

Hi & Good Morning MF Asbed,

This is an another nice, fantastic composition that you did an excellent job with. The slightly off-center palcement of this camouflage master looks great.
TFS and have a nice day/WE MF!


Hallo Asbed,
another fantastic capture of the America Woodcock taken from an excellent POV showing the interesting camouflage, very good sharpness and splendid colours, nice composition with a beautiful environment.
Best regards

Hi asbed,

good seeing this camouflaged bird in his natural habitat.
Good pov and details.
Fine colours.


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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
  • [2010-05-22 0:36]

Hi Asbed,

I had to look around a bit to see what you were showing. My that woodcock blends in with its environment well! Very nice composition and natural colours. Good details of the bird also. TFS.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-05-22 7:22]

Hola Asbed.
For sure this little bird is well camouflage in this photo, You must take a close look to find him in his everyday duty.
Well focus. I like in the center also.
Good luck to Your Habs.
TFS and have a nice WE.

Hi Asbed,
that seem to be a very shy bird.
Looks realy interesting and hiding there with good camouflage. You had perfect eyes to see it.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Bonjour Asbed,

Les arbres et la végétation cadrent bien l'oiseau. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de la bécasse d'Amérique. La bonne luminosité met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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