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Tawny Fish-Owl

Tawny Fish-Owl
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Copyright: Goldy RS (goldyrs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-25 18:03
Viewed: 4928
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For this shot, I did stop the truck (actually had no choice! The safari traffic was blocked by a tiger crossing the track.)
Among the largest of owls, the Tawny Fish-owl, Bubo flavipes, is a species of owl. It used to be placed in Ketupa with the other fish-owls, but that group is tentatively included with the eagle-owls in Bubo, until the affiliations of the fish-owls and fishing-owls can be resolved more precisely.

Their average at about 61 cm. Their call is a deep whoo hoo and a cat like mewing.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-06-25 19:01]

Hello Sister.. Goldy, today you have uploaded a new Owl for me.
Very nice shot, very beautiful Owl.. Well done


Hi Goldy,

Well thats as good excuse as any for stopping a truck :) Excellent shot of this beautiful Tawny Fish-owl, Look at that surprised look on its face, wonderful colours and detail, amazing eye contact, looks perfect in its natural suroundings, t.f.s thuis beauty

All the best, Rick :)

hello Goldy

excellent photo of the Tawny Fish-Owl with fine frontal POV
and appropriate vertical framing, excellent sharpness and details
and a what a look of the owl on you, TFS


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-25 21:39]

Hello Goldy,
What a capture!
A superb shot of a Tawny Fish Owl, a species that I have seen in Goa but without a camera!
So it's great to see this, taken from a great frontal POV with excellent sharpness and lighting in a natural situation.
Good thing you had to stop the truck!
Thanks and all the best,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-06-25 22:55]

Hello Goldy,
Well seen and nicely captured . Very nice owl well presented here. Good job.
Best regards Siggi

Lovely capture of this pretty owl from frontal POV L'il Bro!
Have a nice WE!

Hi Goldy,

This one is a beuty man! This is real big owl. Nice capture and good that you stopped the gypsy this time :) You got it just perfect.

Well Done. Nice composition.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-06-26 2:41]

Hi Goldy,you manage very well the time of exposure for the best result as possible.Not easy a sharpness like that in this terrible backlight! Excellents colors too..and a beautiful bird! My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

Hi Goldy,
A nice capture of this tawny fish owl. Very well captured by you with sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-06-26 6:57]

Hello Goldy,
What a beautiful capture of this large Fish Owl! In spite of the strong backlight you did very well. I think we saw a pair of these in Goa once, with the help of a bird guide, of course!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-06-26 8:25]

hello Goldy,

A superb face capture of a Tawny Fish Owl!!!

Very good!

All technics elements are excellents.



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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-26 10:22]

Hello Goldy,
Good photo of this owl. The sharpness is not perfect, but good enough to show us. Nice pose and natural colours. Excellent composition and eye-contact.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-06-26 16:21]

Hi Little Bro,

So you saw a tiger and this wonderful Fish-owl at the same time! Good reason the stop the truck. I've not seen this owl before. I love the pose and the expression on his face. Perhaps he has his eyes on the tiger. A wonderful view showing off his big eyes and wonderful feathers.


Bonjour Goldy
beautiful shot of this Tawny Fish-owl
well composed shot with fine details on the bird, nice pose on this branch
sharp look and great eye contact
Have a nice WE

Gracias por tus buenos deseos Goldy. Un excelente documento el que nos presentas, aunque una verdadera lástima debido al evidente desenfoque. Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Goldy,

The close-up view is showing the details and colors of the Tawny Fish-Owl. The tree and the branch are framing well the bird. It is clear and precise. The backlit does not affect the colors of the picture. Have a nice day.


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