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Strix uralensis

Strix uralensis
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Copyright: Szabo Jozsef (joska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 300s, Nikon 300 mm AF-S F:4 ED, IF
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-11 0:59
Viewed: 2859
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Ural Owl has an extended distribution area in Europe and Asia, from Sakhalin, Japan and Korea in the east to Scandinavia in the west. The northern border is at approximately 65 degrees north latitude, and the southern border follows the southern delimitation of the taiga. There are relict populations in the mountains of central Europe belonging to the subspecies S. u. macroura. Birds in northeast Poland and Scandinavia belong to the subspecies S. u. liturata, and those in western Siberia to the nominate race S. u. uralensis.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-01-11 1:50]

faina compozitia! felicitari!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-11 2:23]

Hi Jozsef,i'm whit the mouth open.What a magnificent pic!! Fantastic sharpness,details and spectacular owl in this beautiful winter scenary!! Direct in my favourites,this is a great masterwork.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Szia Joska,Nem kapok szavakat!Mikor megláttam ezt a képedet,olyan hatással volt rém,mint magas égből menykőnek csapása!Ennél szebb képet nemigen láttam eddig egy ilyen ritka fajról(a kedvenc madaramról)Szerencsés ember vagy!-Isten maradjon veled

Incredible capture; it looks magical and majestic against the crisp white snowy 'atmosphere', from the bark of the wood to his fluffy feathers and steal blue eyes AND my first Ural Owl ever seen! Totally awesome

wow Jozsef,
what a pic. First to see this bird, second to shoot such a picture. Perfect - congratulation.

SPECTACULAR shot my neighbor ;) I am speechless and can not dare to offer any improvements on the technical site as well! Bravo! A clear Winner so far!
George Veltchev

Hello Szabo,
this is another fantastic picture with good sharpness and nice details. I especially like the wintery atmosphere in natural surrounding. Great work, my compliments.
Best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-11 3:41]

Hello Joska,
Amazing beautiful photo. What a perfection! Impressive owl in a wonderful wintery atmosphere. Into my favorites.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-01-11 4:21]

Hello Jozsef,
Amazing shot like out of a fairy tail. Just magical! Bravo!
Kind regards

simply a fantastic capture. ambiance, sharpness, exposure,colour everything is perfect.
great job!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-01-11 5:02]

Hello Joska,
What a superb capture!
A very fine capture of a Ural Owl in a wintery setting taken from a great frontal POV with superb sharpness and natural colours. This species is rare in Sweden
Great to view !
Thanks and best regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-01-11 5:16]

Wonderful image of this elegant Owl, wonder how you spotted this one, the colors and contrast are excellent. tfs.

Hello Jozsef,
Excellent photo, wonderfully presented owl, excellent quality and colors, beautiful composition. Bravo!

Salut Joska,
Absolut superba cu detalii si culori impresionante.
Pasarea aceasta nici nu am zarit-o pana in prezent macar o data....

hello Jozsef
Great sharpness picture with many details and good light
the colours are very nice naturel
thanks greeting lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-01-11 6:45]

Hi Jozsef,
Excellent winter photo. Lovely natural colours good composition and details.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Szabo, a really fantastic image. Bravo. Regards, Paolo

Hello Jozsef,
Impresionanta captura intr-o ambianta perfecta de iarna. Compozitia este minunata dar nici culorile si detaliile nu sunt de ignorat. Felicitari!
Numai bine,

Hello Szabo.
Nice Capture.Good POV and very sharp image.I loved your subject pose.Also beautifull OOF BG.Colors are also nice.Best regards Siggi

perfect winter capture, TFS Ori

Ciao Szabo. One of your best MF! DOF and sharp are perfect. Impressive luight.


Hi Joska, Awesome capture of this fine species my good friend, excellent sharpness, superb exposure/white balance, exceptional picture you must be very proud of this beauty, well done and TFS,
Best Regards,


Tetszik ez a kormos arcú urali, kiemelődik tőle jobban a sárga csőre. Z

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-01-20 6:17]

Hello Jozsef,
A brilliant capture of this fantastic Owl posing very nicely for you! Great focus on the eyes and fantastic details and colours of the plumage. Well spotted!
TFS and best regards, Ulla

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