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Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-03 2:08
Viewed: 2699
Points: 38
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Coruja-das-torres,Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

"The Barn Owl (Tyto alba) is the most widely distributed species of owl, and one of the most widespread of all birds. It is also referred to as Common Barn Owl, to distinguish it from other species in the barn-owl family Tytonidae. These form one of two main lineages of living owls, the other being the typical owls (Strigidae). T. alba is found almost anywhere in the world except polar and desert regions, Asia north of the Alpide belt, most of Indonesia, and the Pacific islands.

It is known by many other names, which may refer to the appearance, call, habitat or the eerie, silent flight: White Owl, Silver Owl, Demon Owl, Ghost Owl, Death Owl, Night Owl, Rat Owl, Church Owl, Cave Owl, Stone Owl, Monkey-faced Owl, Hissing Owl, Hobgoblin or Hobby Owl, Dobby Owl, White-breasted Owl, Golden Owl, Scritch Owl, Screech Owl, Straw Owl, Barnyard Owl and Delicate Owl. "Golden Owl" might also refer to the related Golden Masked Owl (T. aurantia). "Hissing Owl" and, particularly in the USA, "screech owl", referring to the piercing calls of these birds. The latter name, however, more correctly applies to a different group of birds, the screech-owls in the genus Megascops. The barn owl's scientific name, established by G.A. Scopoli in 1769, literally means "white owl", from the onomatopoetic Ancient Greek tyto (τυτο) for an owl—compare English "hooter"—and Latin alba, "white".[2]
The Ashy-faced Owl (T. glaucops) was for some time included in T. alba, and by some authors its Lesser Antilles populations insularis and nigrescens still are. The Barn Owls from the Indopacific region are sometimes separated as Eastern Barn-owl, Australian Barn-owl or Delicate Barn-owl (T. delicatula). While this may be warranted, it is not clear between which races to draw the line between the two species. Also, some island subspecies are occasionally treated as distinct species. While all this may be warranted, such a move is generally eschewed pending further information on Barn Owl phylogeography."(Wiki)

Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 1/99
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 640
Focal Length: 500/1 mm
Date Taken: 2012-06-02 23:25
Metering Mode: Spot
Flash: Flash fired, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 264 kb

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Hi Jose,
what a bird! Excellent pose. It is looking at us. Great point of view.Excellent sharpness and details.
Have a nice Sunday,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-06-03 2:35]

Bonjour Jose,
Je viens de voir la photo de Davide du même oiseau, maintenant je découvre la tienne. Non pas en vol, mais une présentation fabuleuse. Quel regard! Parfaite netteté et une pose magnifique. Bravo encore.
Bon dimanche

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-06-03 2:38]

Hi Jose,
Excellent portrait of a beautiful owl,its pose is perfect. Very nice colours with excellent details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-03 3:04]

Hi Jose,it look at you and seems think "why are you doing that?"..ehehe...because the frinds of TN likes you and your pic...hehehe..spectacular pose,magnificent details and colors and one of the most beautiful birds of our countries!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

great portrait, perfect contrast and sharpness, TFS

Hello Jise,
Excellent photo,wonderful presented owl,excellent clarity and colors,beautiful compozition.-Congratulations!

Hello Jose,

An excellent capture with beautiful coloration, sharpness & pose. Very nicely composed & presented. TFS & best wishes!



Hello Jose,
great picture of this owl with a well chosen POV and great eye-contact. I also like the good sharpness and the beautiful colours.
Best wishes,

I know about the barn owl..but HOW THE HECK DID YOU CAPTURE THIS...this is what i want to know !! :0) hehe..awesome job my friend..just splendid!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-03 7:34]

Hello Jose,
What a fantastic photo. Impressive pose with eye contact. Beautiful colours, excellent sharpness, details and composition.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-03 10:05]

Hello Jose.
What a great shot. Excellent portrait with very sharp details.I liked POV, very good colors lot.Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.Best regards Siggi

Hello Jose,
I like this lovely species of bird. The image is excellent taken from a very good and nice POV. The details and colors are great. Impressive focus and razor sharp details. The contrast against the dark background looks great.
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Jose Diogo, great capture of lovely owl in nice pose,great cvontrast against dark BG, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Jose.
Meravigliosa sia la foto che il soggetto,grande nitidezza ed eccellenti particolari,spettacolari i colori bellissima complimenti.
Ti auguro una buona settimana ciao Marco.

hello Jose
great sharpness picture with super details and beautiful colours
very nice light to
thanks greeting lou

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-06-03 18:00]

Olá amigo Diogo!
Que foto linda!Tiveste muita sorte ao passar de carro por essa bela coruja!Eu li o que você escreveu para Brenda.Foi muita sorte mesmo!E você conseguiu um estantâneo fabuloso.Como salientou Anne,o olhar dela,surpreso e curioso ao mesmo tempo,está uma maravilha.Belo trabalho.Mereces todos os sorrisos.Muito obrigada por compartilhar essa preciosa foto conosco!
Um abraço e boa semana!

Hello Jose

Great close-up shot of this Barn Owl, fine POV,
excellent use of Flash, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-06-04 6:32]

Happy to see this great barn owl looking curiously, fine details and portrait. tfs.

Bonjour Jose,
Agréable publication valorisant bien le sujet dans une belle attitude.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

wow Jose, great picture for this wonderful owl, excellent details ! Congratulations !

ciao, tino

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