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Scolopax rusticola on nest

Scolopax rusticola on nest
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Copyright: TOMESCU Cezar Valentin (tomcezar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 282] (1823)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350 D, Canon ZOOM LENS EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5,6II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-24 6:50
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Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Eurasian Woodcock - Scolopax rusticola

The bird is in the center of the image. Camouflage is perfect.

The picture is a crop. I did not had a telephoto zoom lens. I knew the nest, but when I went to the telephoto was not woodcock.

Is a medium-small wading bird found in temperate and subarctic Eurasia. It has cryptic camouflage to suit its woodland habitat, with reddish-brown upperparts and buff-coloured underparts. Its eyes are set far back on its head to give it 360-degree vision and it probes in the ground for food with its long, sensitive bill, making it vulnerable to cold weather when the ground remains frozen.

The male performs a courtship flight known as 'roding' at dusk in spring. When threatened, the female can carry chicks between her legs, in her claws or on her back while flying, though this is rarely witnessed.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_Woodcock

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Buna Cezar
Fain sa poti avea ocazia sa intalnesti un sitar de padure pe cuib, intradevar, foarte bine camuflat. POate imaginea nu este perfecta din punct de vedere tehnic, insa ca documentare este perfecta!

Numai bine,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-05-24 7:57]

Hi Cezar.
I have met this species only one time. Naturally I could not take any shot. Your picture gives a nice idea about the bird and surroundings. TFS and kind regards.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-05-24 10:42]

Felicitari, nu este o specie frecventa la noi!

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