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Woodcock's takeoff flight

Woodcock's takeoff flight
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3385 W: 70 N: 9892] (37201)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon CoolPix L3, NIKKOR 3X OPTICAL ZOOM
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/446 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-28 8:36
Viewed: 3547
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, in my previous post
i was explaining how we catch the
Mommy American Woodcock to do a
banding to her also with her chicks

Once the banding of Mommy Woodcock
was done at her release for the
takeoff flight i prepared my camera
to have it in photo, this woodcock
it is the same that is on my previous
photo with one of her chicks

Once the chicks where banded they
where put on the forest ground
(my first photo of this series
is one of them), their Mommy
fly up not far, and then Mommy
at her side and the chicks at
their side by whistling they
join and are together again

If this photo was shot with a DSLR
it would be much better image,
here my pocket camera it give his best
because the image quality it is not
as good as i would love to be



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Bonjour Asbed,
Beautiful panning image again. The woodcock's sharp enough, the other parts are blurred - just the way it must be done! Great job. Just a personal idea: probably a different crop (vertical, cropped left from the tree and a very little from right) would be even more effective. Of course just personal thoughts.
Tfs, friendly regards, László

Hello Asbed,
Very good captured of this American Woodcock flying, especially with your little camera:), great sharpness, colours and lovely natural surrounding, very well done,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,

Asbed you got an amazing picture here. The Woodcock almost looks like it's prehistoric. Maybe even a bit like a hummingbird. Very kool shot! Trevor

Hi Asbed,
again very interesting photo showing dynamism of the scene. Nice colours. Excellent point of view. Very nice wild background.
Have a nice Saturday/Sunday,

Hallo Asbed
This bird cannot be missed due to its long and sharp beak. It reminds me a lot of the beak of the Kingfisher. The woods in the background is nice and green and the brownish opened wings of the Woodcock displays beautifully against it. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5077 W: 260 N: 15590] (50614)
  • [2011-05-28 12:34]

Hello Asbed,
This is a great in-flight taken with fine timing to show what the underside of the Woodcock's wing is like. The sharpness is great and the rich chestnut brown a fine surprise.
I don't know if I could do better with my DSLR!
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Ciao Christodoulos, fantastic capture, great panning with fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hallo Asbed,
a surprising capture of the Woodcock in flight, great timing, a very good visual impact
Have a good Sunday

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 476 W: 48 N: 965] (4837)
  • [2011-05-28 15:37]

Salut Asbed!
Je vois que tu aimes vraiment ces oiseaux...maintenant tu nous montres un oiseau sans camouflage.Super ! Beau instantané de ton woodcock en plein air.Oui, c´est comme tu dis: la photo n´est pas 100%, mais elle est pleine d'émotion et d´ailleur ça c´est le plus important!
Merci de la partager avec nous !
Bonne w-end!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5803 W: 89 N: 14914] (62525)
  • [2011-05-28 15:41]

Salut Asbed,il faut toujours aller dans ta galerie pour voir quelque chose de etrange...ehehe...une photo particuliere dont j'aime la position des ailes et la magnifique foret capturee' avec cet etrange effect.Mes compliments et belle Dimanche,Luciano

bonjour Asbed
exceptionnel et rare photo de cette bécasse en vol, très jolie scene avec les arbres et la verdure dans le BG et l'oiseau figé en plein vol,
les détails sont subtiles et les couleurs sont très naturelles
Passe un bon dimanche

Hi Asbed,
Great timing on the Woodcock in flight. There really are unusual looking birds aren't they. Well done. Have a great weekend.

Bonjour Asbed,

Tu as réussi a avoir une bonne image de l'envol de la bécasse d'Amérique malgré ta petite caméra. La prise de vueôermet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'oiseau en vol. Le léger flou indique le mouvement. La qualité de la lumière rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Hello Asbed
Another impressive in flight photo with wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-05-29 10:26]

Hi Asbed!
Good and original capture of Woodcock in flight.
Beautiful light and natural colour.
Congratulations on your timing.
Well done.
ciao! vanda

Una vista mas de esta curiosa especie para mi.
Saludos Asbed: J. Ignasi.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2657 W: 278 N: 4873] (19677)
  • [2011-05-31 14:53]

Hello Asbed,
Looks to me like your camera did a fine job of filming this female Woodcock in-flight. It is sharp right where it counts and the blurred wings show the fast motion of a take off. What a beautiful bird indeed, and you were able to capture this special moment for all to enjoy viewing. Great job!!

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