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Bengal Eagle Owl


Bengal Eagle Owl
Photo Information
Copyright: Michael Halliday (pompey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: olympus 720 uz
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Predaceous birds - Aves predadoras [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-27 14:53
Viewed: 4730
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another view of the Eagle Owl.
Bengal Eagle Owls are mostly nocturnal. They fly with slow, deliberate wingbeats, with long bouts of gliding.

Size: Length 50-56 cm (19.7-22")
Wing Length Male 364-390mm (14.3-15.4") Female 375-425mm (14.8-16.7")
Weight 1100g (38.8oz) (weight of one male specimen)

Voice: Male has a deep, resonant, double hoot bu-whooh, repeated at intervals of several seconds. The female's song is similar, with a slightly higher pitch. At the nest both sexes with may make a clucking noise, or a series of huwoo-huwoo sounds - again, the female is slightly higher in pitch.
Taken last Sunday at a falconry display.

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Nice detailed image, I like the diagonal slant to it...that is one fierce looking bird.

Great capture of this bird, very sharp and clean and with good DOF. Good details on the feathers and good light. Pity the perch looks so man-made, but nothing much to do about that ;-)

vey nice one michael,
good capture composition, good colours and light, very good note, also good job you did here.

Very nice capture of a beautiful bird Michael. Very sharp and lots of details in the plumage. The colours look great and the well blurred background sets the owl off really good. Only nit - I would prefer a little more space above the owl but that is a personal matter of course.

I've always been fascinated with owl's beautiful details in the feathers and colors in the eyes.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2004-09-01 14:09]

Very good note, Michael, the feathers are wonderful sharp and clear, the eyes are nice, great work here!

Magnificent!!I see you have one of the entire bird.What a beautiful owl.Keep up the good work.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-01-15 12:04]

Michael, beautiful bird in a beautiful composition. Strong look, nice eyes and great details.

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