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Barn Owl

Barn Owl
Photo Information
Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM, Digital ISO-200, Hoya 77mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-13 1:57
Viewed: 4324
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here's a Barn Owl from way back in March last year. I took it on the first Raptor-in-the-Forest photoday I went on.

I hope you like it!
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Woooow !
Simply gorgeous, great work Joe!

  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 103 W: 39 N: 11] (54)
  • [2009-01-13 2:37]

hello Joe

Great portrait shot of the barn owl, my favorite bird of birds. Very good sharpness and clarity, great use of the black BG to a maximum advantage.

It is as if you are shooting a studio portrait work, good quality!

Greetings from Borneo.
tfs, bill

Hi Joe,

Firstly appologise for not getting back to you sooner and many thanks for the feedback, things have been a little crazy here, having spent some time overseas, then with christmas and new year I just never seem to catch up these days. This is a superb shot of this stunning looking Barn Owl, the colours and detail are amazing, pin sharp, really nice work, t.f.s

Cheers Rick :)

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-13 3:33]

Hello Joe,
Terrific close-up of this beautiufl Barn Owl. Impressive details and lovely colours.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

Hi Joe,
Very nice capture of this beautiful Arbn Wol.
Excellent sharpness on the eyes and great detail seen.
Nice work.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-13 4:29]

Hello Joe,
Very impressive portrait of this Barn Owl. Amazing sharpness and splendid colours with the black BG. High quality!


Excellent portrait. the close comp gives it more detail. It is sharp, clear and detailed. I like the dark BG. it adds to a quality image.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2009-01-13 5:02]

Bonjour Joe, very gorgeous shot, this is a splendid portrait "de la Dame Blanche!!" What a look! very impressive. Best regards, Didier.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-01-13 7:15]

Hello Joe,
Very nice portrait,
Lovely light and nice colours.
Good details and DOF,TFS

hello Joe
very good shot
great sharpness and very good details
greeting lou

Linda, linda esta foto Joe!
Parece um brinquedo, os detalhes são maravilhosos, bonitas cores e ótima nitidez.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-13 9:25]

Hi Joe,

I still think these Barn Owls are the cutest things. A wonderful portrait as he stares right at the camera. The face is beautiful with marvelous details and textures. I love the eyes. The dark background is perfect.


Razorsharp shot, Joe, we can see every single detail on this wonderful owl.
Excellent shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Joe,
A nice capture of this beautiful barn owl portrait. Superb details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-01-13 12:12]

Hi Joe. Well you know my thoughts on bird like this in captivity , but i must say this is a first class picture all the same. You have taken this with fine detail and such natural colours. well done TFS.Nick..

What a fine portrait Joe, looks like our Tyto alba, but maybe a little more richly patterned my friend. Wonder whether this was a captive individual though...

Hi Joe,
Excellent portrait of Barn Owl showing all interesting details in great fine sharpness. The colours and lighting are also excellent.

hello joe,
lovely portrait shot of the barn owl, the ey contact looks amazing, liked the composition, the black bg compliments well, good framing too,
well done,
tfs & regards

Ciao again Joe, and an an other fantastic portrait from you, superb details and splendid sharpness, wonderful light and colors, beautiful contrast against dark BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Joe,
Wonderful portrait, you nailed this one right between the eyes :)
Very well done on all counts,

Hi OwlMan:)
Wonderful portrait capture
Great calrity,
Nice DOF and BG!
Well done JOe!


What a stunning Barn Owl shot, the clarity is amazing, you really have got this spot on. Off to see some myself at the weekend if I come back with anything half as good I will be more than happy.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-01-14 16:41]

Hello Joe,
Amazing quality image with impeciable focus and exposure. thanks for sharing this absolute delight.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-01-14 21:18]

Hi Joe!

Your portraits are impressive! This one is as beautiful as the last one. I especially appreciate the great sharpness that reveals fine details. The black background highlights the colours and the shape at best.

Kind regards


I like it, excellent portrait and its always nice to see animal portraits. The details and colors are excellent.
TFS,Goutham R

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-02-15 4:11]

Hi Joe,
a splendid portrait of this staring guy. Veru sharp and clear shot. the feathers and the face is very pleasant.
Lovely dark background.


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