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Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-01-28 10:25
Viewed: 3116
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Long-eared Owl is a medium sized owl, 31–37 cm (12–15 in) in length with an 86–98 cm (34–39 in) wingspan. It has erect blackish ear-tufts, which are positioned in the center of the head. The ear-tufts are used to make the owl appear larger to other owls while perched. The female is larger in size and darker in coloration than the male. The Long-eared Owl’s brownish feathers are vertically streaked. Tarsus and toes are entirely feathered. Eye disks are also characteristic in this species. However, the eye disks of A. otus are darker in color or rusty-orange. This nocturnal species is perhaps most easily seen perched in a tree in its daytime roost, sometimes in small groups during the winter months.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-01-28 10:37]

Reusita fotografie a speciei, felicitari!
In Ungaria si flammeus a aprut iernind in orase! Atentie si la noi! Weckend placut!

Lovely image, especially the details on the owl's face. The top part with the leaves frames this one nicely. However the bottom left corner has a very bright patch of snow that distracts the eye somewhat. Maybe using the burn tool in Photoshop/GIMP will help?

Buna Razvan,
O captura frumoasa...mi-as dori sa aflu si eu pe unde gasesc aceasta specie in apropierea Sibiului sa o pot imortaliza. Imaginea place, incadrare buna, detalii si culori placute.
Numai bine,

Excellent image ..
TFS Razvan .

Cioa Rarvan. Good capture in beautiful natural colours. Interesting winter environment.


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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2011-01-28 14:15]

Hi Razvan
on the thumbnail looks dull and overexposed but the original is just perfect on the owl with strange but lovely winter landscape

You captured the intensity

Stunning shot of this amazing bird with breathtaking eye contact, friend Razvan! In my opinion this is one of the greatest images of that species presented here! Bravo Razvan, once again! It is a pleasure to see your fascinating work!
George Veltchev

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2011-01-28 23:42]


Excellent lighting, colour and detail of the subject. I like the eye contact and POV too.

Hi Razvan
Beautiful photo with very good composition and wonderful colours.

Hello Razvan,

an nice image from this owl with the beautiful ears.
good pov and sharpness.
Fine natural colors.


Ciao Razvan.
Splendida foto non ho parole complimenti.

The eyes make the picture! Good shot, nice and sharp with good feather detail. Well done!

Hello Razvan,
Beautiful composition of the owl in a winery scene; very nice natural colours and impressive pose of the bird. Best wishes, Pambos

Buna Razvan,
Frumoasa captura. Extrem de rara pentru mine care inca nu am avut
ocazia sa o vad pe viu. Ochii sunt extrem de reusiti.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-29 11:28]

Hello Razvan,
Very beautiful photo in soft colours. Maybe a little bit more contrast is possible. Excellent sharpness, details and a great POV and composition. Beautiful winter scene. Gorgeous eye contact.

Hello Razvan,
Although patches of snow are overexposed but view is splendid. I haven't seen this species in nature. Excellent natural environment. I think that you could improve a little.
Regards, Pawel

Hello Razvan!

Great shot made in amazing winter scenery.

...anyway in my opinion Your picture is slightly overexposed so I made WS..


Hello friend Razvan,
Excellent photo of this Long-eared Owl in their natural environment, great sharpness and contrast, fine detail and POV.
Beautiful red eyes that stand out.
Thank you, good night
Hello Vanni

PS: I'm sorry I ran out of credits, but he deserves 100.

Ciao Razvan, congratulations for your splendid 500th post on TN, great capture of lovely owl in the snow, fine details, wonderful natural colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-01-31 13:22]

Hello Razvan,
A superb capture of a Long-eared Owl. The composition of the snow-covered branch is great and the sharpness and natural colours together with the eye contact are superb.
Thanks and kind regards,

hello Razvan
I dont see any note, but this must be 500th post of yours. congratulation on this big number. great capture of this pretty owl roosted on tree. he gave to you a nice pose with reddish eye iris. great focus and POV/DOF. nicely composed.
thanks for sharing.
have a nice evening

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