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Ural Owl

Ural Owl
Photo Information
Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40 D, 300 mm 1:2.8 with 1.4 CANON extender
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-13 5:37
Viewed: 4791
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ural Owl Strix uralensis
is a medium to large sized owl with the reputation to be pretty dangerous at nest sites, the adults readily attacking people approaching the juveniles.
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Hi Tom,
Although we aren't neighbours today, we again post at the same time. :) Fantastic pic of the Ural Owl, great pose and eye-contact, sharpness is second to none while colors are simply great. Nice job MF. A pity there are oof green spots (leaves?) near the owl's feet though.
Tfs, best regards from Hungary, László

Wonderful capture Tom. Exposure, composition, POV, DOF, lighting, all well presented. :)


  • Alutka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 43 N: 400] (1682)
  • [2009-08-13 7:33]

I mark only...comment later

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-08-13 8:57]

Hello Tom,
Excellent photo in good sharpness and a great frontal POV with eye-contact. Beautiful light and colours. Good DOF and composition.

Great image!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi Tom, congartulations. For posting sharp image with natural colours with perfect blurry contrast background. i see some mischives immotions on ur subjects face. thats great. u have captured immotions. great. TFS.

nice chick, TFS Ori

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2009-08-13 10:01]

hi tom,
excelletn picture. nice pov

Excellent photograph, Tom.
Congrats on this Owl portrait.
Focus, depth of field, overall lighting, contrast, atmosphere and so forth...it's all nicely done. We should also address the subject the 'dangerous' owl which is a beauty.
Thanks for sharing your creative asset.

  • Great 
  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2009-08-14 0:30]

This is great photo of this hard to get owl, Tom. I was trying, without success I might add, to get a photo like this during this summer. So I bow for you.... ;o)

Hi Tom ,
Excellent capture ,
Details and cadrage super .

  • Great 
  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2009-08-14 10:55]

Hi Tom!

Seperb pov strait looking into the eyes. Nice details and sharpness too. TFS!

Best regards,

hello Tom

excellent photo of the Ural Owl with the fine frontal POV
and appropriate framing, fine focus sharpness and details
of its wonderful plumage, even details of its dark eyes
with a beautiful catch-light at each eye, TFS


Just too cute..!!!

Thanks for sharing this wonderful picture... :-)

What a great picture of this beautiful owl Tom!

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