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Wilson's Snipe

Wilson's Snipe
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: 2016-11-06
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: 2016-12-03 14:23
Viewed: 1533
Points: 7
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, after an absence
a few months here I am again.

This Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago Delicata) was first found
(by its nose) and then pointed by my pointing dog, I was
waiting to see an American Woodcock (Scolopax Minor)
aking-off when I was surprised by seeing this Sipne
taking-off from the ground.

Of this bird just after this scenery I have also a second
shot in its take-off flight. It is the 81th specifies of bird
that I am photographing in-flight.

1/640s f/5.6 ISO1000 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).


« Wilson’s Snipes forage by methodically probing in muddy
ground for earthworms and other invertebrates. Their heads
move up and down somewhat like a sewing machine running
at slow speed. Individuals usually sit tight until suddenly
flushing near your feet and flying off in fast zigzags.
Displaying males fly high in the sky and make a curious
whistling noise (“winnowing”), created by air passing
over his modified outer tail feathers. »



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-12-03 14:44]

Hi Asbed,welcome back with a new specie for your gallery,you were absent there but i watch always your pics on facebook. The pic isn't the best and you know that,but it's always a great satisfaction to show something new,well done! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Bonsoir Asbed,

Les branches cadrent bien l'oiseau, La prise de vue permet de voir les détails de la Bécassine de Wilson. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne soirée.


Hello Asbed,
Credit goes to you to funding this Wilson's Snipe in the bush. It's always a great satisfaction when you achieve something. Quite well focus on its eye, even from such difficult angle and situation.
But POV, composition aren't such eyecatching to me.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Asbed, Not your Best photo, very difficult situation, but great capture of ne specie, great satisfaction, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Asbed,
You know how much I love lots of photos of you - but I can't like this one, unfortunately. I understand finding of this species was surprising, so I speak about this image only, and I truly hope you don't treat it as a personal attack. IMHO the photo's extremely busy, there's literally no subject, no sharpness and no focal point on this picture, for me it only seems a documentation shot with zero aesthetic value - but I know how quality photos you are capable of making, so I'm curiously waiting for the in-flight capture you mentioned in your note.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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