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The American Woodcock in-flight

The American Woodcock in-flight
Photo Information
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: 2013-10-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-03-26 15:45
Viewed: 1249
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, from my autumn 2013 archives.
This Woodcock was pointed by Bobcat Celtick
my young pointing dog, at that time he was a puppy
going to his, or we can say he was, 5.5 months old.

1/4000s f/5.6 ISO1000 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).

from Audubon Society website

« As it flushes from underfoot or takes off on its
courtship flight, the American Woodcock appears
to most observers as a twittering brownish ball and
a blur of wings. Females are usually larger than males,
but on average the American Woodcock weighs 7 ounces,
grows to 11 inches long, and has an 18-inch wingspan. »

Here is a link of Bobcat Celtick's latest photos.



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-26 15:49]

hi Asbed,the woodcock is a bit disturbed by the blurred leaf,but you made the best as possible in a situation like this,with the best DOF on the bird to take it with the best details,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

hi Asbed
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥 尤其在叢林中快速飛行
很有技術上的困難度 照的很棒
顏色鮮豔華麗 很新奇 畫面很天然和原始
光線亮麗 構圖美麗 背景深遂

Despite being obstructed by the branches, the bird looks elegant in its flight posture, Asbed. It is yet another great image you specialize in.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Asbed,
Beautiful shot again through the branches.Nice atmosphere.Good colour and sharpness too.Well done.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hello Asbed,

Hope life is good. I wonder how have you taken this amazing shot through branches and leaves, for the bird is in sharp focus and seems to have spotted you.Your in-flight studies are great and might perhaps be helping many, I hope.TFS a wonderful shot, take care,

warm regards/Abid

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-03-27 9:00]

Hello Asbed,
Very nice photo of this Woodcock in good sharpness and details. Beautiful light, colours and an fine composition.

Ciao Asbed, difficult capture of lovely in-flight woodcock, beautiful ambientation, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonsoir Asbed,
Là encore le mimétisme du sujet, amplifié par le cadrage large, est impressionnant.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-03-27 13:47]

Hello Asbed,
I don't know how you managed to capture the woodcock in such sharp focus, even though it is surrounded by all those branches, but you did. Great inflight shot!!

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