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Meet Yoda

Meet Yoda
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Copyright: Lorie Joy Mindaro (MindarL) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 19] (83)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S1-IS
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Predaceous birds - Aves predadoras [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-30 4:49
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Points: 19
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PHILIPPINE SCOPS-OWL Otus megalotis. A very beautiful owl with the typically intricate plumage and ear-tufts of a Scops, a black and white frosting on the face and breast and piercing orange eyes. An adult can grow to only 20 cm in height. If I can say this, it is cutest owl I have ever scene.

This is Yoda, an adult owl, surrendered to the wildlife rescue center of SBMA Philippines by a family which once had it as a pet.

Yoda just woke-up for this photoshoot. It's eyes are supposed to be big like those of the other owls. In this photo and all the other photos I took of it, its eyes were squinting. Yoda is so photogenic you might see it again in some other posts I will be making for the next days.

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I wish Yoda's eyes were more open to give some eye contact, and maybe a touch more contrast would help. Still a fascinating looking bird.

Great detail in this portrait, a very interesting species.

Una espectacular captura de esta maravillosa rapaz.
Excelente agudeza con agradables detalles en el plumaje, pero coincido con Pesky_Polecat sobre la falta de contraste de la imagen que desmerece levemente el resultado final.
RealicÚ un Workshop aplicando Autobalance sobre la imagen... espero te agrade.

A spectacular capture of this wonderful predaceous.
Excellent sharpness with pleasant details in the plumage, but I agree with Pesky_Polecat on the lack of contrast of the image be unworthy of the final result slightly.
I made a Workshop applying Autobalance on the image... I hope pleases to you.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-30 14:44]

Look at the ears on this guy! I like the shot, but it is a bit on the bright side and agree that a bit more contrast should do the trick. Very well done.

Thanks for posting

Very beautiful bird you bring to us. This one is a charachter, the shot really transmits a lot of feeling. I think it is better with Ricardos workshop. Very nice photo, good post Lorie.

Very nice picture Lorie.
Beautiful bird with nice colours and details.
As other mention it's a low contrast, Ricardo did a good WS to show.
Well done.

very nice shot lorie good DOF ajusting the shadow could be nice.
Wel done.

Very strange creature for a very nice shot.

  • gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)
  • [2005-05-30 10:57]

Very pleasing capture. The colors and details are well managed. Such an interesting critter.

Well done.


great pic, TFS Ori

Hi Lorie,

Another beautiful Owl. A very special one. with beautiful colored feathers. A perfect protective coloration. Great detail in this portrait, a very interesting species. Sharp. POV and BG are okÚ. Regards and TFS Bob

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