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Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl
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Copyright: cahit agcal (cako) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200 DSLR, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/6.3
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-05 12:49
Viewed: 3693
Points: 52
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Long-eared Owl
Kulaklı orman baykuşu (Asio otus), baykuşgiller (Strigidae) familyasından büyük, dimdik duran ve gece gezen bir baykuş türü.

Istrahat halinde toparlak görünür, ancak uyarı halinde gergin, ince ve dimdik durur. Uyarı halinde iken kulak tüylerini dikleştirir ve koyu turuncu gözlerinin üstündeki siyah beyaz yüz deseniyle bir ‘V’ oluşturur. Oldukça benekli ve çizgilidir, alt tarafı kır baykuşundan daha koyudur. Kanatlarda kır baykuşundakine benzer el bileği lekesi vardır, primerleri daha parlak turuncu-kirli sarıdır ve beyaz firar hattı yoktur. Gür, inlemeye benzeyen ve kısa bir ötüşü vardır.

The Long-eared Owl's breeding season is from February to July. This bird is partially migratory, moving south in winter from the northern parts of its temperate range. Its habitat is forest close to open country.

It nests in trees, often coniferous, using the old stick nests of other birds such as crows, ravens and magpies and various hawks. The average clutch size is 4-6 eggs, and the incubation time averages from 25-30 days. It will readily use artificial nesting baskets. An unusual characteristic of this species is its communal nesting in thickets during the winter months.


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very nice face, TFS Ori

Nice shot. The focus is a little soft. But there is a strange expression on its face. the glaring red eyes and erect ears look great.

Hello Cahit
Looking at me Looking at You would have been a perfect this post...The focus is just perfect on the eyes as it should be...I use a 50-500 myself and I find that if you stop down to f7.1 of f8 then it really sharpens the lense up.
Best Regards

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-07-05 13:43]

Merhaba Cahit Bey
Bakis muthis :o) Emeginize saglik

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-07-05 13:55]

Hello Cahit,
Wonderful shot in good sharpness and beautiful colours. The eyes are great. Nice composition.

I love this - he seems to have a perpetual look of surprise on his face. The eyes are clear, bright, and unwavering - not to mention, a great contrast against the brown feathers.

Merhaba Cahit Bey,sanki karsimda bana bakiyormus gibi.Nefis bir kare.Neredeyse kusla konusmaya baslayacagım :))Alan derinligi cok iyi,kadraj harika olmus,kutuluyorum..

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-07-05 19:44]

Hi Cahit,

What a face!! This Owl is all eyes and ears. A wonderful portrait with excellent colors, details and textures. The red eyes look like they can see right through the computer screen.
A nice background and composition.


Merhaba cahit,
the green bg colouration makes this Owl so outstanding!
the red eyes really beautiful in good sharpness, vivid colour and details
well done

Merhaba Cahit bey, kulaklı orman baykuşunun nefis bir portresi olmuş. Peçenin tek yakıştığı canlı dersem yanlış olmaz sanırım:). Gözler de müthiş. Elinize sağlık. İyi pazarlar...


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-07-06 1:17]

merhaba cahit bey
portre tadinda bir cekim, tur de cok guzel
poz, arka fon, isik, renkler ve netlik nefis
eline saglik

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-07-06 3:13]

Hi Cahit.
What an impressive portrait of a fine owl. I am amazed with its charming eyes. Gret colour and detail reproduction< very good sharpness of the photo model and nice BG. My compliments and best regards.

Cahit Bey merhaba,
Nefis bir portre olmuş. Elinize sağlık. Selalmlar.

Selamlar Cahit bey harika bir portre çalışması. Elinize sağlık.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-07-07 5:55]

Kulaklı orman baykuşunun oldukça güzel ve enfes bir portresi. Ellerinize sağlık Cahit Bey. Paylaşım için teşekkürler.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-07-07 5:59]

Merhaba Cahit Bey,
Harika bir portre olmuş,gözler müthiş.Netlik,arka fon kadraj herşey 4/4 lük.Tebrikler,ellerinize sağlık!

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-07-07 5:59]

Merhaba Cahit,

Bakış, renkler, artalan, kompozisyon hepsi enfes. Eline sağlık.


Hi Cahit
Fantastic closeup portrait with fine details and wonderful color
tfs jon

Splendido ritratto di questo gufo comune, ottimi POV e composizione, buona nitidezza, molto belli i colori e BG. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hola Cahit, buen primer plano, buena luz y color. Una toma con buen enfoque y un fondo muy agradable. Un saludo

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-07-09 3:25]

Hello Cahit,
A superb close portrait of a Long-eared Owl, close enough to suggest a captive bird, yet the green OOF BG suggests that this is caught in the wild, maybe hand-held while you took the shot. Whatever, it is a fine shot taken from a great POV with good sharpness and eye contact.
Best regards, Ivan

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-07-09 13:20]

Özellikle dikati toplayan gözleriyle çok nefis bir portre olmuş Cahit bey, tebrikler.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-07-13 5:54]

Hello Cahit! Wow that's an impressive portrait of this Owl, great focus, good eye contact and a perfect exposure, well done, thanks!


Hi Cahit,
Very nice portrait, those eyes are amazing.
I like the comp and POV here.
Very good color, exposure, and the predominately green BG works nicely :)

Hi Cahit,

A very nice capture with fantastic details - I love the eyes !


Hi Cahit,
Excellent capture of this Long-eared Owl.
Wonderful shot in good sharpness and beautiful colours.
Cheers from the south of France.

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