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Surnia ulula

Surnia ulula
Photo Information
Copyright: Jacek Pedzisz (jackart) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 17 N: 187] (1965)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM
Exposure: f/4
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-17 10:12
Viewed: 3012
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula) is a medium sized owl. The term "hawk" refers to its falcon-like wing shape and long tail. This bird is 35–43 cm (14–17 in.) long with a 69–82 cm (27–32 in.) wingspan. It has a rounded head with yellow eyes, dark brown upperparts and barred underparts and tail.

This bird lays 3-7 white eggs in large tree cavities or nests abandoned by other large birds. It will also nest on cliffsides. It has little fear of humans, and will attack if the young are approached too closely.

The Northern Hawk Owl is a partially nocturnal owl, which hunts voles and birds. It waits on a perch and takes advantage of its rapid flight to overtake prey. This Owl has exceptional hearing and can plunge into snow to capture rodents below the surface.

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Czesc Jacku,
wspaniale zdjecie tej sowy. Po pierwsze Twoje zdjecie wyglada jak portret, gdzie ta sowa pozuje. Swietna ostrosc, swietne ujecie. Bardzo ladne naturalne kolory. Takze swietne rozmyte tlo.

Hi Jacek
a nice capture of Surnia ulula among tree branches, with great eyes contact. a beautiful focus and exposure. POV and composition also very nice. good informative notes. thanks for sharing.
have a nice evening

No no, taka rzadkość u nas w Trójmieście! Możesz napisać coś więcej, gdzie zrobiłeś zdjęcie tej sowy?
W tym przypadku treść zdjęcia jest dużo ważniejsza niż jakość, co nie znaczy że fotka jakościowo słaba, wręcz przeciwnie, świetna! Tylko ten bokeh na górze niebyt ładny, taki męczący.


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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2011-02-17 13:16]

Hi Jacek
very nice close up with great eye contact and lovely natural habitat

Hallo Jacek,
what a beautiful capture of the Northern Hawk Owl, very good sharpness and marvellous colours, excellent POV and very nice composition with a great eye contact
Best regards

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2011-02-17 18:56]

Hi Jacek; very nice portrait...cheers.

Hi Jacek - a wonderful capture of the owl. The eye contact is the best in the pic. TFS

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-02-17 23:54]

Splendid photo, TFS!

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-02-18 0:41]

Bardzo udane ujecie chociaz ptak nie jest calkowicie widoczny, czyste kolory i odpowiednie tlo. Widuje sowy ale sporo po zmierzchu i dosc wysoko.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

Hi Jacek
Impressive photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

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  • v4vjk (51)
  • [2011-02-18 4:59]

wow nice capture

Bonjour Jacek,
Très belle valorisation du sujet sous une excellente profondeur de champ permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails ainsi que le regard très expressif.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Przepiekny, klasycznie ujety, portret madralinskiej "sowy". Super kolory.

Hi Jacek,
Wonderful Hawk owl. Great light on its wing feathers and into its big yellow eyes. Its cropped a bit much for my taste, but really nice.
Well done.

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