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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon 17-85 USM IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-17 12:13
Viewed: 3382
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is obviously not a wild bird, this is another of the shots I took a few weeks ago at the local Craft Fair. A bird sanctuary were there raising funds. They take in injured birds and also birds that were raised in captivity but no longer wanted.

This is an Eagle Owl but I'm not sure which one. I have posed an Eurasian Eagle Owl on TrekLens but there seem to be many different types of Eurasian Eagle Owls let alone different types of Eagle Owl:

B.b.bubo N & C Europe
B.b.hispanus Iberian Peninsula
B.b.ruthenus Russia from Moscow east to Urals
B.b.interpositus Ukraine south to Syria
B.b.sibericus W Siberia from Urals to River Ob
B.b.yenisseensis C Siberia from Ob to Lake Baikal
B.b.jakutensis NE Siberia from Lake Baikal to Pacific
B.b.ussuriensis SE Siberia to N China
B.b.turcomanus From Volga through Kazakhstan to W Mongolia
B.b.omissus Turkey
B.b.nikolskii S & C Iran to Pakistan
B.b.hemachalana Himalayas, Tien Shan, Pamirs, Tibet
B.b.kiautschensis China & Korea
B.b.swinhoei SE China

A good source of info on Owl is www.owls.org

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2006-12-17 12:28]

Hi Karan,
Excellent capture of this beautiful owl.
Nice clear details and colors.
Well done

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-12-17 12:35]

Woow Karan wonderful pose of the owl.
Great details,sharpness and POV.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-12-17 12:55]

Hello Horia , A Beautifull shot , good sharpnes pov details eye contact and colours , it's a great horned owl , i have the same ,i think , Greetings Teunie , sorry my engels is not so good ,

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2006-12-17 12:57]
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Hi Karen,

I don't think i've ever seen such a stern expression on an animals face! Great details as usual, with a nice pose. I'm curious how you got such a great uncluttered background at a craft fair?



Hi Karan,
Beats me on the name of the owl, but it is a beautiful one. You've captured a beautiful pose, showing a stunning character. The lifting of th eyebrow is funny. Great colors and sharpness with perfect brightness in the eyes. Personally I rather see a more natural BG. But, you couldn't help it and with the DOF, you made it good.

Hello Karan,
I like very much your portrait of this owl.
A clean one, well exposed and focused, appropiate POV.
Their look is so intense and penetrating.
Good feather texture.
Congratulations and thanks for share,

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2006-12-17 13:53]

Wonderful shot of this owl. Sharpness is perfect as the DOF and POV is. Great shot.
Gr. Hans

Hi Karan,

WoW what an exellent shot
it looks like an Spotted Eagle Owl (Bubo africanus) to me wich i posted 2006-10-27
Perfect sharpness and eye contact
lovely colours,POV,DOF and BG

TFS Thijs

Hi Karan

What a great looking Owl and a lovely shot, very nice composition I love the expression you have captured he looks like he is giving you loads of attitude with his ear cocked up, nice sharp details and great natural colours too.

TFS Hilary :o)

Hi Karan,
Very nice portrait.İmpressive sharpness, colours and details.TFS.


Hi, Karan.
Nice shot with high technical quality. Very good exposure, details and sharpness. Straight eye contact. Nice supporting BG.

Hi Karan
It is very nice portrait of Eagle Owl
good colours and sherpness,well done
Best regards

* Piotr *

Hello Karan,
This owl looks serious or not in a good mood. I like the eye contact, sharpness, and composition that you presented here. Very well done and TFS.

Hi Karan

Great image. Perfect eye contact, great pose, good depth of colour. Very nice work. :-)

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-18 3:49]

My, my...aren't we inquisitive?? :)))))))
What a terrific pose! This owl looks so funny here with its "eyebrow" raised :)...it almost reminds me of Jim Carrey :))
Impeccable timing and POV, charming colors and very vine razor sharp details.
GREAT work!

Bravo and TFS

bonjour karan
whoooo,oui elle est tres belle.
les details sont tres presents dans le plumage netteté parfaite.
si je peux me permettre une remarque,j'en aurais fait un portrait pour eviter de voir qu'il s'agit d'un oiseau apprivoisé pour la fauconnerie.

Hi Karan, wonderful photo of this bird. Splendid colors, good composition, great eyes, very well done.
Merry Christmas and Happy new year, Ciao Silvio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-19 3:32]

Hi Karan.
BRAVO for this amazing portrait which is executed with great skillfulness. Colour palette is wonderful: delicate and impressive. Outstanding pose of your photo model,
crisp sharpness and perfect details. Excellent cropping and lighting. Perfect done. My compliments and TFS.

Very clear photo -- the eyes are piercing! The bands on the leg have a really strange effect on me. I know that the owl flies but those bands plus the perch work against the freedom of the subject. It is a very effective portrait.

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-12-20 18:32]

Hello Karan, lovley shot. There is some excellent contrast of the owl with the nice clear BG. Nice expression on the bird too, he looks quizzical. Very well focussed and exposed. Well done.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-20 23:25]

Hello karan

I like the one ear up look.The details are super,excellent detail in the plumage,with sharp detail and well saturated colour.Excellent eye contact.Super portrait.TFS


Hi Karan, terrific shot, perfect focus and DOF, great pose!!!
Merry X'mas, Luís.

Hello Karan,
A strong glance from this mpressive bird!
Close-up work is well done, feather coat looks natural and with fine colours and details...
I will never enjoy seeing those guys tied up but I guess the purpose here is good...
Pablo -

My first reaction was to ask you to not tell this UHU abt. my lil squirrels! Then I read the Note, and smiled!!!

I felt less "owly", and started to admire the sharp detail!
The leather straps remind me of those the falkeniers in Arabia use.

Well done! Jay

Hi Karan,

I like this picture very much. You caught it in a superb pose. It's eyes remind me of an irritated cat at night. Well done.


this one is very nice!
great quality and i love this bird

Hello Karan! What an expression on this fellow's face! He's trying to look so sternly at you, but that cocked "ear" just makes me laugh. Marvellous colour and feather detail--great earth tones. Great POV. Well done! Thank you, Linda

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