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Asian barred owlet

Asian barred owlet
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Copyright: akbar ali asif (AKBAR-ALI-ASIF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 0 N: 478] (2927)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-01-04
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.5, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-23 2:26
Viewed: 1670
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Took this shot a few days ago along trail 3 in Margalla hills. This little fellow was sitting quietly on a tall, bare tree, faraway. I was lucky to spot it in warm light of setting sun as it was well camouflaged with surroundings. I took some shots from where i had spotted it and got some nice details, though not perfect. When i tried to come a bit closer the little fellow flew away in to the woods nearby.

Some details from Wikipedia:

The Asian barred owlet (Glaucidium cuculoides) is a species of true owl, resident in northern parts of the Indian Subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia. It ranges across north central and northeast India, Nepal Bhutan, north Pakistan (foothills of himalayas), north Bangladesh, and southeast Asia (Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam). Its natural habitat is temperate forest.

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Best Regards,

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Hello Akbar,
Once again you post a wonderful image with a interesting and rare bird. Good sharpness and clarity. The light and details are excellent.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-01-23 5:47]

Hi Akbar,spectacular pic of this beautiful owl! A magnificent pose,and great light too so well exposed,perfect sharpness and nice composition too,always a step ahead your pics! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2015-01-23 6:22]

Hello Akbar Bhaie,
A true eye contact, excellent composition and beautiful frame, crisp sharpness that I became the found of you camera.
Best regards.


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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2015-01-23 19:23]

Hello Akbar,
So you got a chance to photograph your favourite subject, the owl.:) Despite the distance, you have captured it with fine details and golden light. good eye contact too.
Thanks for the share,

Hi Akbar,
Beautifully composed photo with great eye contact. I like how the branches embrace the owl, very spectacular natural frame. Great exposure and DoF as well - although probably contrast should have been increased a bit. Otherwise a remarkable image, I don't know why it's underrated so much. Good shot.
Kind regards,, László

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