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She survived her eggs from the snow

She survived her eggs from the snow
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: 2016-04-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-04-08 15:30
Viewed: 1624
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, see also my previous photo.

Today I went to visit this nesting American Woodcock,
and I was very happy to see that she survived
her eggs from the snow.

1/640s f/5.6 ISO400 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).

From the All About Birds website :


« Nest Description :
The female makes a shallow depression
in the leaf and twig litter, about 5 inches
across and 1.5 inches deep. In some cases
she lays eggs without hollowing out a nest bowl.

Nest Placement :
Woodcocks nest in exposed sites on
the ground, usually in young upland woods. »



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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-04-08 17:27]

Hello Asbed,
How nice to see the eggs are still being incubated by the brave and caring little mother woodcock. Super sharp focus showing excellent detail. Hopefully you will be able to get some photos when the eggs hatch. Very good exposure.

amazing camouflage, TFS Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-09 0:37]

Hi Asbed,the snow close to the eggs is gone,i'm happy too to see this good end of this adventure,beautiful shot like your last,well done! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Very plucky mom, Asbed. Hope her clutch hatches normally.
Now that the location is fully revealed and your your note says it all, I take back my query I wrote on your previous picture.
Maybe these birds are used to such adverse weather conditions.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-04-09 6:25]

Hello Asbed,
Very nice photo of a perfectly camouflaged woodcock. Great sharpness, details and beautiful colors nicely contrasting against the rests of snow.

Hello Asbed,
watching a nesting American Woodcock on its nest emerging from the freshly fallen snow is a touching story, very nicely reported in your two images. A bird so amazingly well camouflaged certainly requires an experienced explorer with very good eyes. Thank you! With best regards,

Ciao Asbed, interesting capture of american Woodcook on its nest, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Asbed,
It is a pleasure viewing this photo. It is really a splendid capture. Amazing sharpness and excellent clarity. Outstanding colors. The light and details are great. I like the struggle of this bird for saving his eggs from the snow.....Amazing camouflage....
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Asbed,
Very clear photograph. Well captured this Woodcock in its natural habitat. Like the way she is protecting her eggs. A story behind the photograph....Nice work.
Thanks for sharing with attractive NOTE,

Bonjour Asbed,

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


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