<< Previous Next >>

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek
Photo Information
Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/11, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-25 7:26
Viewed: 2960
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another capture from yesterdays outting. This one is of a Long-billed Curlew and a White-tailed Jackrabbit, the curlew was looking for a meal where the wind had blown the snow away. The jackrabbit was doing his best to hide with his brown summer coat on.
Long-billed Curlew
Numenius americanus
General Description

By Gustave J. Yaki

The breeding range of the declining Long-billed Curlew is in the dry areas of western United States and in Canada -- southern British Columbia, and Alberta and Saskatchewan. In Alberta, look for it mainly on undisturbed native grassland in the southeast portion of the province.

Its long bill enables it to readily pluck grasshoppers and other insects from vegetation, all the while keeping a watchful eye out for potential predators. Its long beak allows it to ferret out borrow-dwelling crustations. Also, included in its diet are such items as mollusks, toads, eggs, nestlings and berries. During autumn migration and on its wintering ground it probes for invertebrates on moist shorelines.

This, the largest shorebird in Alberta, nests out in the open, in short-grass areas. The actual nest is a slight depression, perhaps lined with broken grass stems, other vegetation or bits of dried cow dung. Both sexes incubate the four eggs for 27-30 days. The young have gained the ability to fly at 32 to 45 days.

boreocypriensis, Luis52, Jamesp, PaulH, gerbilratz, nglen, jaycee, maurydv, NinaM, CeltickRanger, lovenature has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To PaulH: SnowAdanac 1 04-25 18:38
To jaycee: SnowAdanac 1 04-25 18:31
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hi Rick,
A lovely and splendid shot of these a Long-billed Curlew and a White-tailed Jackrabbit on the snow.
Great shot of the nature reality.


  • Great 
  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-25 7:48]

Hi Rick.
Two diffrent species in one photo, it is hard to get, and You did it in a very good way My friend. Lovly photo, I like the POV,,and the BG with snow in back.
Saludos Rick.

  • Great 
  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-25 7:49]

Hi Rick

I just finished uploading today's posting, clicked to the gallery and lo and behold - there you were - right next to me!!

Great shor showing both species very well. Great composition and wonderful detail. Well seen and captured.


  • Great 
  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-04-25 8:34]
  • [+]

Still got snow then i see Rick! When does that stuff finally dissappear? Great capture of this pair, well composed with good detail.
tfs and have a great weekend my friend.

  • Great 
  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2008-04-25 8:35]

Nice composition.

hello Rick, amazingly good getting both species in the same frame, I envy your ability to get these natural shots. Wonderful composition. best regards h

  • Great 
  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-04-25 9:27]

Hi Rick,

A nice capture,the rabbit was hiding very well as I did not notice him at first sight,well seen and captured,tfs



Nice shot of the Curlew, looks splendid against it backdrop. As for the Jackrabbit it almost looks like a hairy snake...


  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-25 13:01]

Hi Rick . i looked at the picture before reading your notes and i keeped looking at the snow ant wondered if it was a rabbit. Two for the price of one . Your picy ture of the curlew shows it very long bill of so well. very natural looking colours. well done TFS.

Have a nice weekend.

  • Great 
  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-25 13:16]
  • [+]

Hi Rick,

The poor Jackrabbit isn't hidden very well in the snow. Hopefully the Curlew kept his eyes in front of him. Great to get two species in one photo! That is certainly a long bill. Nice natural setting - still snow at the end of April.


Splendida doppia cattura in posture tipiche di entrambi, ottimo POV, molto bella la composizione con questo doppio scenario non solo di animali, ma anche di terreno, ottimi i dettagli e belli e naturali i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

  • Great 
  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-04-25 16:13]

Dear Rick, you seem to live in the land of plenty of animals! It is incredible. And this bird looks like a shore bird, isn't it strange. Lovely picture as usual, you captured the rabbit trying to hide itself in the snow and similar in colour as the grass. So is the bird. I love those fields of grass and plants, the golden colour of it even thought the light is dim. Thank you once more for your nice notes and superb picture.


hello Rick

beautiful image of 2 in 1, fine POV and framing
for both subjects, i love the foot movement of the Curlew, TFS


Hello Rick,

Excellent picture of this duo. Very good POV, DOF and focus. Lovely composition and beautiful natural colours.

Hi Rick,

Nice shot of Curlew and Jackrabbit. Very good pose, composition and DOF, sharp details and natural colours.



  • Great 
  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-26 4:30]

Hi Rick,
Wonderful shot of this duo busy in their respective chores. Very fine natural phenomenon well seen and portrayed. Very neat and sharp image with nice colours and lighting. The low POV works well here. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Rick
Wow I think you live in a great area for wildlife. You so lucky to see such a wide variety of birds and mammals. A nice capture of mister bunny and mister curlew together in one spot. I hope that mister curlew doesn't poke mister bunny by mistake : )
Take Care

  • Great 
  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-26 12:25]

Very nice shot, Rick!
It's great to see two very different animals in one shot!
That Hare would do better hiding in the grass than the snow! Probably still has to shake off old habits :-)
Very sharp and crystal clear.
Well composed too.
Just excellent!
Well done,


Calibration Check