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Happy New Year 2012 with the Woodcock

Happy New Year 2012 with the Woodcock
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3388 W: 70 N: 9898] (37233)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon CoolPix L3, NIKKOR 3X OPTICAL ZOOM
Exposure: f/6.4, 1/182 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-30 6:14
Viewed: 3239
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, with this photo
of the American Woodcock in-flight
i want to come to wish you a :

Happy New Year 2012

This photo's sharpness is not top,
but you have to see with wish kind
camera was used to this photo, a very
small point & shoot that i can not decide
the aperture shutter speed etc... So friends
in you critique take this in consideration

The moment i shot this photo for me
it was the greatest time i lived
photographing bird in-flight in 2011

Ranger my pointing dog was in the wood
pointing this American Woodcock and i was
outside the wood in the track when the
Woodcock took his flight and he came
directly on me, he passe few feet from me.
It is the only good photo i could do, i have
2 other shots of him completely blurred.

I want also to tell you friends that
i finally have my new camera, a DSLR !
Nikon D5100 with the lens
Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2,8 XR Di II LD ASL [IF]

In 35mm equiv. it is only 26-75mm, too short
for bird and wildlife photography, but soon
from February to May 2012 i will take a 65
hours photography course in a college
specialized in photography, that lens will
be more useful for me now than a wildlife
zoom lens, i wish in 6 - 8 or 10 months the
wildlife zoom lens will also come.

The lens that i have now
Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2,8
it has a constant F2.8
in all focal lengths !

I did test photos photographing
Ranger my pointing dog and love it.

Friends my new camera equipment
i will not use it in very cold days
(minus 10 Celcius and +) like i did
with my bridge camera.

To see new photos with my new
equipment will take some time.



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Hallo Asbed,
a very good capture of the American Woodcock in-flight, great timing and good panning impact, very beautiful autumnal environment
Congratulations on your new camera DSLR and Happy New Year to you and your family
Ciao Maurizio

Interesting in flight photo Asbed! Very good composition and wonderful colors. Congratulations for your new camera!
My best wishes for a Happy New Year!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5077 W: 260 N: 15590] (50614)
  • [2011-12-30 7:11]

Hello Asbed,
I like the frontal POV and the Woodcock is well seen against the blurred dense birch tree BG. Great lighting, colours and composition.
A Happy 2012 to you too!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5086 W: 166 N: 13016] (48470)
  • [2011-12-30 7:38]

Hello Asbed,
Very nice photo of this Woodcock in flight. Beautiful colours and a good composition.
A lot of success with your D5100.
And of couse A Happy New Year,

Hi Asbed
Love the colors of the picture!

Happy New Year to you Asbed and really looking forward for your 2012 pictures with new camera and top lens

Thanks for sharing your moments in the woods with us

Hi Asbed,
Happy New Year!
Interesting photo. Nice colours and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 807 W: 0 N: 2370] (10420)
  • [2011-12-30 8:50]

Bonjuor Asbed,
Nice photo of this American Woodcock in flight.
Happy New Year!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5830 W: 89 N: 14938] (62666)
  • [2011-12-30 9:16]

Salut Asbed,une tres belle capture pour terminer ce 2011 avec ton style,je m'amuse beaucoup en regardant tes chiens sur facebook..hehe...mes meilleurs voeux a toi e ta famille et merci,Luciano

Ciao Asbed, great in-flight capture, fantastic panning, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year 2012, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Asbed,

Le flou des ailes indiqye le mouvement. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de la bécasse d'Amérique en vol. La bonne luminosité rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne Année 2012.


Hello Asbed,
It is the moment that counts for the photographer my friend. As you mentioned the sharpness is not there but anyone can clearly distinguish the Woodcock against the BG of the woods. Congratulations with the new toy.
Best regards,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2702 W: 278 N: 4891] (19780)
  • [2011-12-30 12:01]

Hello Asbed,
You did a wonderful job on this shot even though, as you say, the sharpness is not perfect. The Woodcock is easily seen, even his long bill is very distinguishable. This would be a hard shot since it is moving towards you, and at a fast rate of speed.
Glad you got your new camera, can't wait to see how it preforms. "Happy New Year"

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-01-01 2:08]

Hi Asbed.
I am very glad that you have purchasing new wonderful DSLR camera. Now you really must save money for telelens. Shared shot demonstrate your potential as a bird in-flight shooter. Wonderful captured scene. My best regards and TFS.

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