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Great Horned owl?

Great Horned owl?
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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, SIGMA 70-300 APO MACRO SUPER II
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): GouthamBirds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-17 16:12
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Points: 14
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Today being a National holiday in Netherlands , I got time to visit a beautiful park called Keukenhof (Court's Kitchen) near Amsterdam. As we were walking around the park we saw a bird show being done and this OWL was refusing to come back to its owner even after many calls. got some opportunity to shoot it.

Being new to European birds I'm not sure whether it is a great horned owl , but looks like one.

Owls are a group of birds of prey. Most are solitary and nocturnal, with some exceptions (e.g. the Burrowing Owl). They are classified in the order Strigiformes, in which there are over 200 extant species. Owls mostly hunt small mammals, insects, and other birds, though a few species specialize in hunting fish. They are found in all regions of the Earth except Antarctica, most of Greenland, and some remote islands. Though owls are typically solitary, the literary collective noun for a group of owls is a parliament!!!

Source :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owl

Hope you will like it.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-17 16:17]

Hi goutham. This a very good shot indeed. amazing eyes. good detail and colours. avery nice POV and compostion. he is looking at you. well done TFS

Hi Goutham,

Great shot of this Owl
excellent eye contact as if you where calling him/her
lovely colours
You got very lucky to see a show so soon

TFS Thijs

dear goutham, good shot sir. thanks.
with best regards.vab.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-18 11:07]

Hi Goutham,

Wonderful capture of this owl. It is very likely a Great Horned. Love his pose in the tree as if he wasn't sure of you. Lovely colors, details and a beautiful setting.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-05-18 20:41]
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Goutham after all you got an OWL. I think you were awake all through nite. Take care friend.
I am in kerala and do visit my pictures and expect some comments from you. I owe you a lot for my picture talent.

Hi Goutham, yes, this is the great horned owl. Lovely shot! Cheers, Uma


Nice green background. Correct exposure. Right choice for placement of the Owl in the picture.

Murali Santhanam

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