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She will protect her eggs from the snow

She will protect her eggs from the snow
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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: 2016-04-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-04-07 11:36
Viewed: 1476
Points: 16
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« Nesting Woodcock She will protect her eggs from the snow ».

Hello friends, you can see it in my previous photo. On March 30,
with Bobcat Celtick my pointing dog (Griffon Korthals) we found
an American Woodcock nesting.

Yesterday late in the afternoon it started to snow,
I said I want to go see this woodcock nesting covered
with snow and shoot photos.

But when I arrived at this place I was worried because I
could not find the woodcock, it is after several minutes
of searching by staying in one place for not causing
its flight that I could finally find her beautiful head. :)

1/320s f/5.6 ISO1000 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).

Photo taken the : 2016:04:06
at : 18:20:27 under a light snow.

In the next days or week I will go to watch her again.



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Ciao Asbed, interesting scene, lovely composition with a lot of snow, fine details, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Asbed,
Nice to read your NOTE. Very attractive how you captured this photograph. Natural habitat photograph with well exposure on snow. Looking at her I'm feeling cold!
Thanks for sharing your work with us,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-07 15:18]

Hi Asbed,this is a magnificent scene,the love of mom for her eggs,in this inexpected winter return.Absolutely lovely,one of your best scoop made in the usual great quality,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-04-07 17:43]

Hello Asbed,
What a impressive looking photo of this little mother Woodcock protecting her eggs from the elements. I have never seen this before, it is quite unique and educational. The average person would pass on by never knowing it was even there. I love it!!!

This unusual picture of a mother bird buried in snow in an effort to protect its eggs speaks volumes about the drastic changes in the earth's climate, Asbed. It is frightening to some extent.
Is the nest on the ground? The barren branches around the bird suggest it is a thicket/bush.
Your picture is highly valuable as a document.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-04-08 6:28]

Hello Asbed,
Excellent photo of this woodcock covered with snow. Very special to find such a small detail in these snow conditions. Beautiful natural colors and good sharpness.
Enjoy the weekend,

Hi Asbed,
well hidden, indeed - and amazingly well detected.
A pleasure to watch the scene with you. Thank you!
With best regards,

Bonjour Asbed,

Les branches et la neige cadrent bien l'oiseau. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails de la tête de la Bécasse d'Amérique. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne journée.


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