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Happy New Year with the Woodcock

Happy New Year with 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: 2014-04-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-01 12:24
Viewed: 1322
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, I want to which you all
a Happy and Healthy New Year 2015.

This photo of the American Woodcock in-flight
photographically it was one of the most
enjoying moments for me of the year 2014.

Now you will see that near the bird also I put
my logo. I will tell you why, the Eurasian Woodcock
and/or American Woodcock are special game birds
for hunters, and also the Ruffed Grouse here in
North America. They have their own European
or American clubs of woodcock and grouse hunters.

In Facebook there is also special pages about
the Woodcock and about the hunting, on some
of that Facebook pages I saw that they have
taken of my woodcock photos they have cropped
the photo to remove my name and post in their page,
when I saw that they have remove my name
I was not happy at all !

I am not against people that want to publish
my photos in their pages, but they have to respect
the photographer's name also, and it is the same
for every photographer that publish his photos.

So from now, every American Woodcock / Ruffed Grouse
photos that I will post any where in the web with the size
of 800X533 pixels, I will put my logo near the bird also.

1/2000s f/5.6 ISO1600 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).

From State of Indiana Government website :


« The woodcock’s survival and abundance is dependent
on the quantity and quality of habitat throughout its range.
Preferred diurnal (daytime) habitat is primarily the young
stages of forest growth or shrub thickets occurring in moist,
fertile soils where earthworms are present and ground
vegetation is sparse. In close proximity to the daytime
coverts must be generous portions of open land such
as old fields, burned-over areas or recent clear-cut.

These open areas are needed to meet the nocturnal
requirements of woodcock which include singing grounds
for males and roosting sites for all mature woodcock.
Woodcock fly from their daytime coverts at dusk to
spend the night (roost) in these open areas and then
return to their daytime haunts at dawn. »



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-01-01 13:06]

Hi Asbed,you have really reason, to me they stole many photos without asking permission or mention my name, but no problem, this means that we are good photographers ... eehhehe ...and this in flight woodcock is another great example of your class,fantastic details and bright colors in a very difficult light and scenery.I wish you all the best me too and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-01-01 13:35]

Hello Asbed, and "Happy New Year" to you too.
I really like this inflight woodcock image you have posted. The focus is very sharp and the colors are beautiful and natural. Not an easy task to accomplish, but you seem to make it look simple. The little bit of blur in it's wings gives it the look of fast motion and the exposure is superb. Great job!!!

Ciao Asbed, great capture of fantastic in-flight woodcock, perfect focus, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, I wish for you and your family a fantastic 2015, Happy New Year, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-01-02 2:20]

Hello Asbed,
Very beautiful photo in great sharpness and fine natural colours. The centered logo is a bit disturbing.
All the best for 2015.

Hello Asbed,
Another lovely catch in great details and nice BG.
Best regards.....Joy

Hello Asbed - Happy New Year To You And Your Family, my friend. Wish you good health. Beautiful picture of this Woodcock. Excellent color. I like the scene of the bush. It's Ok if you want to save your picture in that way. Thanks for sharing. Regards - Srikumar

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