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The setting sun

The setting sun
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Copyright: kona toru (kona) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 35 W: 3 N: 0] (875)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D2H, nikon AF-S 400mm f2/8, TRANSEND 4GB
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-06 17:46
Viewed: 6720
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 35
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Japanese]
An eared owl. This year soon. I will come flying. I am a pleasure
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Hi Kona,
What a nice capture at good moment. fantastic BG colors, similar owl's. Focus, sharpness, POV, action very bice. sun reflection under wing also very well. TFS
have a nice Sunday

Well done Kona, in what appears to be a chancey situation with the light as it was. Beautiful birds and from where I am situated not easy to find or photograph. Again well done

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-10-06 18:22]

Hola Kona. Muy bella foto. Exelente. Saludos Luis52.

Striking image. Unusual and wonderful colours. One suggestion: crop it so the owl is not in the middle of the image. Leave more space in front of the bird than behind it. This gives a more pleasing sense of forward motion.

great pic, TFS Ori

Hi Kona,
Incredible capture considering the light. Excellent POV, exposure, comp, color, etc. Fantasically done.


A masterpiece.
Sharp details even in the eyes despite few available light and the motion.
Beautiful light effect.

Hi Kona,
wow - that's marvelous - I love the moment and the fantastic colours so much, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Kona,
a very beautiful, impressive photography, a hug

An eye-catching and awesome image! The light from the setting sun has created a wonderful warmth which compliments the subject well and adds to the visual impact of the photograph. Although backlit you have retained considerable detail in the face and body of the owl and the movement in the wings adds life to the image. Well done!


well done and it's a pleasure to see another time your photo

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-10-07 10:39]

Hi Kona
absolutely lovely shot with terrific warm colours just before sunset. Imho a less centered compo with more space in front than behind the bird would even improve the picture
but GREAT anyway

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  • arunk Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 26 W: 0 N: 19] (272)
  • [2007-10-08 10:30]


Cool picture ! like the wing pattern

Arun krishnaiah

hi kona!

hello kona

great flight photo, looking at his eye on the image
we can feel the determination he has on destination of his flight
i like the gradient tones of the bakcgroind, TFS


Hi Kona
This image is really beautiful! The soft warm light does so much to show off the beautiful colours of this Eared Owl. Excellent DOF and POV. Just gorgeous!
TFS Janice

Hello Kona,
Breath taking photo.The color and lighting,just beautiful.Well done. All my best.

Hi Kona,

The setting sun give the photo an amazing look! That color can never be achieved with any other time of the day! This photo is really beautiful! Thanks for sharing


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