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White Faced Owl 2

White Faced Owl 2
Photo Information
Copyright: Willie Miles (willie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony PDX10
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-01-25 12:59
Viewed: 5998
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
You can see this same owl HERE
I was going through my photo's and could not resist sharing this shot with you guys. I just love the alertness in this guy as well as the fact that he was never intimidated whilst I was standing no more than 6 feet from him.

Further to the discussion raised on the reason for his one bad eye, I approached the curator of the bird park and learned that his one eye was damaged and that he would never see through it again. Despite, his handicap, he is a very cheerful charactor. So everytime I go in that direction, I go see if my friend is still ok.

Shooting Details

Original Photo 1152 x 864
Cropped and resized for web
Camera - Sony DSR-PDX10P
No Flash
Tripod No - Handheld through wire mesh
F/Length 15mm
F Number F/1.6
Exposure Time 1/425sec

Callie, thistle, carper, extramundi, pompey, Fisher, marhowie, scottevers7, LCannon, gerhardt, coasties, mogens-j, rlortie, miqra, Luc has marked this note useful
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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-01-25 13:10]

Wat 'n paar snorbaarde! Vwry nice pose he has, I love these critters and this one oozes cute in a big way.
I think you did wel, seeing how you shoot these. Nice littel owl, TFS

Very nice photo!
I like owls very much. They look so noble and calm and so it this poor fellow.
Nice colours and BG. Very good POV.
Well done

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-01-25 14:10]

I love it Willie,
Very good macro shot, good composing of the head and I like that eye, fantastic details a good pof and a great dof, willie very good job I like it.

I remember this guy, and the wonderful workshop you made to fix his eye :D, I spent a lot of time watching it, I find your previous capture very interesting. Very nice to see him again. Thanks Willie.

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-01-25 15:44]

Great owl portrait Willie, nice and sharp, good BG and POV.
Excellent note.
Well done!

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-01-25 15:57]

"What great big eyes you have."
Excelent capture, Willie. Beautiful Owl and nice side profile.


Willie, Very nice portrait here..Everything looks great to me. Nice supporting story on your friend. Well done & TFS!

I like this portrait of this owl. Color and detail are excellent. A great pose, and great timing to capture it. Very Nice.

Yes this little guy has a lot of charactor, so charming. I'm glad you've posted another photo of him! Excellent shot.

  • gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)
  • [2005-01-26 0:08]

I can see the whole world through his eye. :)

Nice close up Willie. These ones are the cutest. Nice POV and details shown. Some BG noise that NeatImage could get rid off. Give it a try. Nice shot!


What a wonderful eye!!! I would like to have something like that! I'm sure all man will be interesred :-))))

Great photo, very well done. Thank You!

What great big eyes! Love the POV and the feather deatil. Top of the head and some of the feathers look a bit over exposed, but it's a great image. TFS

Good portrait Willie, it just could have been a bit more sharp. Top of the head is a bit overexposed. Great pose and nice BG.

Perfect Willie - everything works great here and the dark background really sets the owl off in the most beautiful way. The composition is just perfect - well done.

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 0 N: 180] (853)
  • [2005-01-26 18:41]

Excellent portrait of the owl.Good contrast between background and the object.Nice colors and details

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-01-26 19:58]

Willie, different POV and reflection in the eye. (Is that you?)

Nice composition.

Another very good one of this interesting white face. Here, the eye just pops up at us. Very well done. Thanks.

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  • azulu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 75] (374)
  • [2005-01-27 7:19]

Nice shot Willie. Great details, big eyes. Good colours and sharpness.



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  • miqra Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 140 W: 3 N: 23] (151)
  • [2005-01-28 9:42]

What a perculiar looking bird...excellent capture Willie, I stand in awe of your talent, well done!

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  • edji Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 83 W: 8 N: 22] (426)
  • [2005-02-01 16:12]

Very cute one and well captured. The framing is good and the exposition is well controlled. Nice work.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-02-01 21:56]

Fantastic image, wonderfull colours and perfect sharpness, DOF + POV + frame are excellent !

Thank you for sharing Willie ,


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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-02-05 9:58]

What a big eye! Even bad, it is still beautifull.
Thanks Willie.

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