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Woodcock's perspective

Woodcock's perspective
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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: 2016-10-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-03-10 9:29
Viewed: 1265
Points: 8
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Hello friends, a souvenir day last autumn of
American Woodcock/ Ruffed Grouse photographic
hunting with Bobcat Celtick my pointing dog.

To can see a woodcock in the forest the help
of a pointing dog (grouse dog) is necessary,
this woodcock was first found by Bobcat Celtick
my pointing dog by its sense of nose, the pointed.

When my pointing dog took the pointing indicating me
that in front of him there is a bird woodcock or grouse
I came and place myself infant of Bobcat Celtick,
the woodcock took off his flight between us and
came to my side I could almost touch him in its flight,
I wish at that time I had a wide angle lens, I followed
the woodcock and when turning it it I had this photo.

It is not an easy in-flight photography, I was very happy
of my photo even if the bird was by its back in the flight.

It is only to my American Woodcock and Ruffed Grouse
photos near the bird I put my logo because I saw that
when I was only putting my logo in one of the angles
of the photo, people (hunters, I am not against them)
were cropping the image to remove my logo and name
and posting my photo in their Facebook pages!

When a photographer include his name in one
the photos angle you respect it and you leave it
like that, but some hunters does not understand it!

1/4000s f/5.6 ISO2000 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).
ISO2000 because the light in the woodland was poor,
so I need light and shutter speed for such photos.


« Superbly camouflaged against the leaf litter,
the brown-mottled American Woodcock walks slowly
along the forest floor, probing the soil with its long bill
in search of earthworms. Unlike its coastal relatives,
this plump little shorebird lives in young forests and
shrubby old fields across eastern North America.

Its cryptic plumage and low-profile behavior make it
hard to find except in the springtime at dawn or dusk,
when the males show off for females by giving loud,
nasal peent calls and performing dazzling aerial displays. »



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Ciao Asbed, great capture of lovely in-flight bird, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-03-10 14:30]

Hi Asbed,curious POV and great sharpness despite the fast mouvement,a lovely capture of your friend woodcock in the usual excellent way! have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

這真得很困難 我也照過但都很模糊

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-03-11 7:37]

Hello Asbed,
Even though we can't see its face this is still a great shot of what most people never get to see in person. I have seen both the woodcock and grouse explode from their hiding spots on the ground. To be able to photograph an event like this and have it turn out sharp is a major accomplishment.

Hello Asbed,
I know your interest on this Woodcock species and your way to protect your work. I have no problem.
But I'm watching it as a photograph of a Woodcock and suppose I don't have any idea of this species.
I can't see its face at all and main its eyes! Bird is too small in the frame and too much Blank Space. We should utilize every inch in the frame.

Just ignore if you don't like my comment.
Thanks for your NOTE,
Regards and have a nice WE,

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