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Camouflage & mimetism

Camouflage & mimetism
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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: 2011-04-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon CoolPix L3, NIKKOR 3X OPTICAL ZOOM
Exposure: f/3.4, 1/416 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-03 19:16
Viewed: 2279
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, probably some of you
will never can find the bird on
this photo and some others of you
it will take several minutes before
you can find the bird on this image

Of course not being a close-up photo
it is not helping, to help you the bird
it is near the dead tree in the ground
we can see the beautiful coloration
of its wonderful plumage

it is an woodcock and on every woodcock
photo i am posting i wrote and will write
you need a pointing dog to can find this
bird on the forest ground, i was with
my friend and his pointing dog for
a American Woodcock banding activity,
the dog pointing the woodcock on this
photo is outside the image at left side

from United States Department of Agriculture website

« The woodcock's mottled, brown
coloration blends in with the leaf
pattern of the forest floor. »



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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-05-03 20:46]

Hello Asbed !
Je suis resté beaucoup de temps à regarder ta photo à la recherche de l'oiseau camouflé, mais j´ai réussi !!!! C´est un jeu que tu nous propose??? OK ! j´ai gagné !
Super ta photo-jeu ! TFS
Best wishes ( et bon nuit car il est presque 1 heure du matin)

fine moment and photo Asbed!
regards Nasos

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-04 2:41]

Ehehehe...aujourd'hui c'est une chasse au tresor ou presque! Un camouflage tres bien reussi comme je peu voir,photo magnifique qui est une des magies depuis la foret.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

Very interesting quiz Asbed!!
I needed 5 minutes to find the woodcock!! Interesting and beautiful photo.

Hi Asbed,
This is like a game of "where is Waldo"?. Really interesting banding project you are involved in. Thanks for the information.
Have a fine day.

Ciao Asbed, too great camouflage :)
This is realli a difficult quiz for us, remeber me "settimana enigmistica", beautiful ambientation, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Asbed,
Comment fais-tu pour voir ce que tu vois ? Je me promène règulièrement dans des forêts et sous-bois mais je n'aperçois, hélas, que de gros mamifères !!!
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-05-04 7:13]
  • [+]

Hello Asbed,
I understand that this image is a challenge to us.
This woodcock is too well camouflaged for me to see!
I have even tried to look for it by enlarging this image, but I cannot find it. However I give you credit for a capture of its habitat where it is very difficult to make out.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hello Asbed,
Very interesting image, I can see 2 chicks here, Am I right?
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Hi Asbed,
I'm really not sure, where it is. Maybe tomorrow I enlarge it trying to fing :)
But this is good idea and campuflage.
Thanks for it,

Realmnete requiere un esfuerzo de concentración para
descubrir donde se encuentra el ave... al final conseguí verla en el centro.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2011-05-04 19:05]

Hello Asbed,
I'm getting good at finding them Asbed, it didn't take long at all. Thanks for the great challenge.

Hallo Asbed,
interesting picture of this outstanding camouflage, the cryptic mimicry is perfect
Best regards

Hello Asbed,
I am lost in this puzzle. I can't find any bird in this image. An excellent camouflage shot and thanks for sharing.
Kind regards,

Hallo Asbed
Very clever indeed. The bird is well camoflaged and I do not want to give away the game but if I can give a clue I would say: "It is in the middle, Cyril". Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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