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Surprised by a Wilson's Snipe


Surprised by a 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, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-12-15 15:01
Viewed: 1302
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, this bird it is the same as my previous one posted,
to my previous photo I received some hard critic, I understand
it does not bother me, it is part of the game, when you post
photos you can receive good like hard critics.

I have I have to put some things straight, in autumn I practice
photographic hunting with my pointing dog (hunting dog),
we go in the woods, he search and find (by its nose) games
birds like the American woodcock and the ruffed grouse,
he point them, I come at his level, instead of a shotgun
I have my DSLR in my hands, and at the flight I try to
take Woodcock or Ruffed Grouse in photo.

On this photo, I was waiting to see an American Woodcock
to take his flight, but when I saw that it is a Wilson's Snipe,
a came completely in surprise and I miss the photos.

Another reason why I miss the photos, the snipe at his take-off
flight it does not took the sky like do the Woodcock, with all
that branches it is hard to have a good focus on the bird.

Then please go view the WS photo, Bobcat Celtick
my pointing dog pointing this snipe to see in wish
kind of environment we are.

In the WS photo my pointing dog is pointing his nose to the left,
if you go see my previous photo the Snipe is taking-off his flight
to the right side, but because my pointing dog was at that side,
then in this photo the bird change direction and went to the left side.

In my fist photo (previous posted photo), the bird in its take-off
from the ground it is more in focus than in this photo, also in this
photo my shutter speed it is only 1250s, well I only shoot
in aperture mode, I was at F5.6 and ISO1000, my DSLR
give 1/250s of sitter speed.

Dont forget to view my WS photo.

Merci.

Asbed

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To Hotelcalifornia: Hello SrikumarCeltickRanger 1 12-17 15:20
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Hi Asbed,
Nice to go through your NOTE to understand your thinking.
Again I must say credit goes to you to find out such beautiful species in such camouflaged area. But this time most important "Eye" isn't visible. Soft picture too. Composition doesn't look great. You gave much space behind than in front of the bird.
I'm commenting on your picture; not on YOU. So don't take it personally. Sorry! Not much pretty woeds again!
Pretty words are not always true, and true words are not pretty :-)

Thanks for sharing your experimental work,
Best regards and have a nice festive season,
Srikumar

Hello Asbed,
Good try in an attempt to photograph this little rocket as it explodes from the forest floor. As a young boy I hunted grouse and woodcock, but never knowingly flushed up a snipe. Most of the time all I ever saw was a blurr of wings zigzaging through the brush. Your dog must be a great help to you when trying to photograph this awesome heart stopping moment.
The result is not the best in this instance, but with your determination I'm sure you will capture a sharp crisp shot in due time. I definitely applaud your effort!!
Ron

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-12-16 14:08]
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Hi Asbed,i think different,for me this isn't a photographic contest but a meeting of good photographers showing something to interesting. New species are always welcome,and if the pic isn't the best best,no problem...it's incredible to read critiques to you,maybe some people don't remember your amazing jumping squirrels..ehehe..i wish to tell more but my english is very bad...ehehe..have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Bonjour 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 journée.

Pierre

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