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The Great Horned Owl

The Great Horned Owl
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-02-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-02-28 10:57
Viewed: 1595
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, a captive Great Horned Owl in the hand of its
lady falconer, I did not want to show the hand and the glove.

1/1250s f/5.6 ISO800 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).


« With its long, earlike tufts, intimidating yellow-eyed stare,
and deep hooting voice, the Great Horned Owl is the
quintessential owl of storybooks. This powerful predator
can take down birds and mammals even larger than itself,
but it also dines on daintier fare such as tiny scorpions, mice,
and frogs. It’s one of the most common owls in North America,
equally at home in deserts, wetlands, forests, grasslands,
backyards, cities, and almost any other semi-open habitat between the Arctic and the tropics. »



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-02-28 11:40]

Hi Asbed,what a face expression! A very angry owl today in your gallery! Fantastic portrait from your spectacular winter,my best compliments for the facebook pics too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Asbed,
One word only: OUTSTANDING......
Thanks for sharing this beauty!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-02-29 6:30]

Hi Asbed,
Very nice portrait of a beautiful owl,amazing colors and excellent focus on the eye.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Asbed
Happy Leap Day ;)
Nice close up of your Great Horned Owl! Your close view shows off his colourful plumage perfectly. Lovely composition, detail and DOF.
Have a great day.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-02-29 8:26]

Hello Asbed,
Impressive portrait of this Great Horned Owl. Excellent sharpness and beautiful colours. Nice composition.

Hello Asbed,
Excellent BG....well captured this Great Horned Owl. Impressive details with splendid soft light.
Thanks for showing,
Best wishes,

Ciao Asbed, great portrait of lovely owl with fantastic eyes, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2016-03-05 21:33]

Hello Asbed
What a heavy gaze!
Sharp and detailed portrait.
Well done.

Bonjour Asbed,

Le cadrage serré met l'oiseau en évidence. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du Grand-duc d'Amérique. La bonne luminosité rehausse la beauté des couleurs. Bonne journée.


Hi Asbed,
Whaat a pair of eyes, what an excellent portrait! Absolutely majestic. Standing ovation for this image! Bravo!
Kind regards, László

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