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Takeoff flight of the Woodcock

Takeoff flight of the Woodcock
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: 2009-10-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/800 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-21 6:03
Viewed: 4775
Points: 33
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, here is another takeoff photo
of the American Woodcock, like my previous
Woodcock photo this bird also was
pointed by Ranger my pointing dog

before shooting this photo i also did a photo
of Ranger pointing this American Woodcock
for Ranger's photo click on this link

i want also put a photo of my first pointing dog
Celtick pointing a Woodcock in october 2004,
Celtick closed his eyes for ever the April 13 2009
for Celtick's photo click on this link

my CeltickRanger name come
from my 2 pointing dogs names

from the All About Birds website

« A shorebird that lives in forests,
the American Woodcock is most frequently
encountered at dusk when the male's chirping,
peenting aerial displays attract attention.
Otherwise the superbly camouflaged bird
is difficult to discover on the forest floor
where it probes for earthworms. »



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Ciao Asbed, again neighbour today, lovely flyng bird in a wonderful forest, beautiful natural colors, splendid ambientation, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-21 6:08]

Hi Asbed,
your inflight bird capture is never ending. Yet they are so well taken. the forest gives a special effect to the composition.
Beautiful view.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-21 7:30]

Hi Asbed,
Lovely in-flight capture.Excellent POV,exposure and composition.
Thanks for posting..

Hello Asbed,

A great in-flight capture of this Woodcock with lovely colors & setting. Well taken & presented.

TFS et merci...mon ami!


Hello Asbed,
Very well done shot of American Woodcock. An excellent details of wilderness, luminosity & POV. TFS
Best wishes: Subhash

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-21 9:12]

Hi Asbed

You have the head and beak perfectly here and also convey a sense of speed.

Best wishes


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-21 9:21]

Dear Asbed
Wonderful capture this American Woodcock.
Coincidence:Today I tried the same thing!
Congratulation for your success!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-21 9:26]

Hello Asbed
Very nice photo of this in-flight Woodcock. Good sharpness, natural colours and POV. Special BG.

Bonjour Asbed,

En lisant les commentaires des autres je me demande s'il s'agit bien de la bonne photo car personnellement celle-ci ne m'allume pas vraiment. L'oiseau est très petit par rapport aux boisés et est très difficile à distinguer. Mais je sais qu'avec un bridge il est extrêmement difficile de photographier un oiseau en vol. Alors bravo pour la tentative...

Bye et merci!


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-21 11:44]

Hi Asbed,
this splendid picture of the bird in flight.
Beautiful framing and playback them.
Many regards,

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-01-21 12:25]

Hello ASbed, lovely in-flight shot from great POV with wonderful composition.
TFS and G's,

Hello Asbed, great shot of a flying woodcock from nice POV and composition.
TFS and regards,

Hi MF Asbed,

Impressive in-flight capture of a woodcock from great POV. inspiring short indeed.
TFS and have a nice night MF!

Ps. sorry i consumed my daily reserved smiles early! Hope you do not mind this!

Hello Asbed friend,
Another photo filled with nature, in this light looks more complex, but equally well managed. However, the bird is a little hard to figure! its position in flight is difficult.
I saw the photos of Celtick and Ranger... I regret the demise of Celtick, but that's the law of life. There are good memories. Thanks for sharing ...

I like to see beautiful forest...Very nice composition and good catch...Well presented..Merci for share.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2010-01-22 3:17]

Hi Asbed,
i like the feel of this shot alot, amongst all the trees. The splash of yellow from the leaves adds some nice colours too, well done.

Hello Asbed,
a beautiful capture of the American Woodcock taken with a great timing, i like this nice composition with the immediateness of a good snapshot.
Best regards

Bonjour Asbed,

Tu as bien saisi le décollage de l'oiseau. Les arbres cadrent bien l'oiseau. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de la bécasse d'Amérique au décollage. la lumière environnante rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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