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Elusive woodcock's woody environment

Elusive woodcock's woody environment
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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: 2016-03-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/8, 1/3000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-03-19 19:43
Viewed: 1513
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, the American Woodcocks are returned from
their southern migration. This photo was taken today.

1/3200s f/8.0 ISO1000 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).
There is no 1/3200s in TN's database.

From the Ruffed Grouse Society website :


Habitat requirements for American woodcock change
throughout the year. Woodcock are attracted to moist,
young forests and require a young, dense woodland to
provide ample cover and food resources. They tend to
use edges rather than the interior of big, even-age thickets.



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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-03-19 19:59]

Hello Asbed,
For many people this is all they ever see of these little bottle rockets as they explode from their hiding place. With all the branches between it and you their is still enough focus to make out it's eye and long slender beak. I will be looking for these elusive birds in a few weeks as I once again head back up to Magee Marsh for the spring migration. Nicely captured in it's natural habitat!

Hello Asbed,
You already have mentioned it's a "Woody Environment" and I could see the bird flying into the bush. Although can't see the bird clearly and subject is too small in the frame, but respecting your view on Woodcock, I must say it's definitely a natural habitat shot. Not an easy click in such difficult situation, but you have managed to obtain at least a well focus shot. I like natural habitat photograph, so I like your post, although it has lost its aesthetic value in few reasons.
Thanks for sharing with well NOTE,

Ciao Asbed, difficult capture of lovely inflight American woodcock in a lot of branches, interesting action shoot, perfect focus, good details, splendid lightand wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Asbed,
happy to read the good news in your note that the American Woodcock has returned to your place - even though I almost can't detect and see it in your image.
The bird seems to be well camouflaged in the trees. And in the image it also has to the tough job to compete with your trademark so prominently placed near the centre making the logotype the winner of the scene.
Looking forward to seeing more wildlife from you, again.
With thanks, and best regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-03-29 13:17]

Hi Asbed,one of the most difficult location to take,the composition is lovely and it's perfect to celebrate the return of the woodcocks,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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