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Lady Woodcock's behaviour

Lady Woodcock's behaviour
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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: 2016-05-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-05-05 14:38
Viewed: 1311
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends. It was a year ago, on May 5, 2016,
banding outing of American Woodcock chicks with
Bobcat Celtick my pointing dog (Griffon Korthals),
the bander was Michel my bécassier friend.

His solid pointing and steady to the flight (steady to wing)
of my Griffon Korthals had allowed me to make dreams
photos of the woodcock Mommy with heavy flying and
dangling legs that indicates she has chicks, we had found
and banded 3 chicks.

It was 1 year ago when life was so beautiful, in the spring
of 2016 and in the autumn of 2016 Bobcat Celtick had
passed his tests to enter in the woodcock chicks banding
program for the spring of 2017 but destiny wanted otherwise...

I cry and I will cry all my life the death of my little Bobcat Celtick
we had so many other things to do together, so many other
woodcocks and ruffed grouse to meet again... :'(

Bobcat Celtick your memory and all that we
shared together will remain forever in my heart.

1/1000s f/5.6 ISO1600 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).


American Woodcock spend most of their time hidden
in fields and on the forest floor, where they probe
for earthworms. On spring nights, males perform very
conspicuous displays, giving a buzzy peent call,
then launching into the air. Their erratic display flight
includes a distinctive, twittering flight sound and ends
with a steep dive back to the ground.»



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  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-05-05 16:33]

Hello Asbed,
A wonderful inflight shot of the American Woodcock. Not an east feat to accomplish since they take off like a rocket. I like the detail you managed to capture with your fast shutter speed.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-05-06 0:07]

Hi Asbed,perfect DOF and exposure to take the woodcock in flight so well despite the difficult location,the blurred branches not disturb the view,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Asbed, fantastic inflight capture of lovely lady,perfect focus, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend,have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Asbed,
Another beautiful flying picture of the Woodcock although bit disturbed. But well focus on bird's eye with natural colour and environment. Good work..
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

Bonjour Asbed,

Tu as bien capturé le vol de l'oiseau. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails de la Bécasse d'Amérique. La bonne luminosité rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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