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Buffy Fish-Owl

Buffy Fish-Owl
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/4, 1/20 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-12 3:26
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Points: 18
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Buffy Fish-Owl
(Ketupa ketupu) 马来渔鸮
Size: 50 cm

Note diagnostic white patch above bill; also distinguished from Brown Fish Owl by generally darker plumage with thicker black streaks.

A soft to-wee.

Frequents forest edges near streams; also found in mangroves and near plantations and wet paddy fields. It usually rests in a tree during the day and flies out at dusk to feed on fish, frogs and crustaceans near streams. Sometimes it also takes mice, bats and small birds. It nest in a hole in a rotten tree.

A rare resident breeder throughout Singapore.

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Hello Ang,
Excellent picture.Details and colour is outstanding.I like its big eyes.Well focus on subject.Nice BG.Useful NOTE too,
Thanks for sharing such beautiful picture with us,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hello Ang,
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
它的顏色鮮豔華麗 圖案花紋很新奇
光線亮麗 整個畫面清爽清楚 真是美麗極了
構圖美麗 背景深遂

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-01-12 8:18]

Hi Ang,
Fantastic sharpness details and amazing colors.
Fantastic contrast against the background.
A marvellous capturet of a beautiful owl.
Regards Jiri.

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-01-12 10:30]

Visual treat is that this photograph, Ang! It's wonderful that you have achieved the focus in this Grand Ketupa ketupu. A perfect focus and great detail of the bark on which perches background. Super job, Ang friend!

A hug from Argentina
a distant friend who admires your work ...

Hernán Bortondello

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-01-12 12:26]

Hello Ang Hwee,
Extreme beautiful photo of this Buffy Fish-Owl. Amazing clear colours and very good sharpness and details. Splendid composition with a very nice contrasting blurred background.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2014-01-12 12:29]

Most beautiful fear Ang

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2014-01-12 12:50]

Beautiful specimen, Ang! Excellent capture!



Hi Ang!
Excellent shot with superb quality. Did you crop the owl and tree and adjusted it on a smoother BG or its all natural?
Thanks for sharing this beautiful coposition,
Best Regards,

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  • Bokkie (28)
  • [2014-01-14 1:39]

Hi Ang, beautiful owl! I'm not particularly fond that the owl is almost exactly in the middle, otherwise its overall a good shot. :)
Best regards Natasja.

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