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Great Grey Owl

Great Grey Owl
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Copyright: Mario Belanger (EOSF1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF70-200/2.8IS, ISO 400, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1 x
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-05 12:39
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Yesterday was a great day for me: I saw (and photographed)my first Great Grey Owl! A friend of mine called to tell me that people had seen a Great Grey Owl in a forest in Montreal not far from where I live. So we went and after some searching we saw other people looking at it. The Owl was on a pine tree. It's not a shy bird and they sometimes hunt during the day so it was very alive. We had the opportunity to take all the pictures we want because it stays there for almost an hour. We found the Owl at Parc-nature de la Pointe-aux-Prairies in Montréal. Hope you like it.


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Hi Mario

Wow...... look at those eyes! Lovely detail shown here. Good POV, light and well composed. Nice work. TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-03-05 13:37]

Beautiful owl nicely framed by the pine needles.
Details are very sharp with good light and great POV.
How exciting to have had that wonderful visit with this sociable bird.
TFS, Mario.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-03-05 14:13]

Hi Mario,
Great portrait, and to get the shot in the wild is excellent. What a beautiful creature. Very good detail in this and great POV, you've managed to frame him with the pine needles.
Great work.

Hi Mario,
Excellent portrait. Very nice, simple composition.
Well done

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-03-05 14:31]

Hello Mario ,this is a very nice shot from this lapland owl ,good detail pov and colour , en his eyes very good ,greeting Teunie .

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  • PerR Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 2 N: 16] (99)
  • [2006-03-05 14:49]

Hi Mario.
What a great shot. Excellent portrait with very sharp details. Nice framing too.
I wouldn't dare to stand too long where you stood, just look at its eyes. No gentle look. Well done and TFS.

Hi Mario,
WOW those eyes. They see right through you!! Beautiful details and nice natural framing. As always, the sharpness, color and light are out the ordinary :-)

Fantastic shot Mario, stunning detail, excellent sharpness and colours. Great POV, DOF and composition. Thank you for posting.

Good natural framing from the tree makes this sharp shot a cracker

Hi Mario,
You were very lucky to meet this beautiful bird in free nature. Very sharp (look at the raindrops on the twigs right) and a good composition.
Especially, I like the stately, arrogant and very piercing look of this owl. You managed to capture this absolutely perfect in your photo. Compliments Mario.
Thx and regards, Ruud

Eyes are the best, good work, very impressive:)

Bonjour Mario cette photo est superbe de cettr chouette laponne .Belle composition , bon contraste et belles couleurs.l'an passé il y en avait une dans mon chemin qui a passé une partie de l'hiver , je la voyait presque tous les jours mais je n'avait pas d'appareil photo.
Au revoir et merci pour ce ci bel oiseau.....JP

Hi Mario,
Outstanding capture on this Great Grey Owl. You nail the exposure on this one. Beautiful colors and tones. Very sharp detail. I think the composition and framing of this shot is just perfect. Well done!

  • glazzaro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 473 W: 108 N: 1293] (4605)
  • [2006-03-05 22:36]

Well done, excellent capture, nice detail and eye contact.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-03-06 2:57]

Hello Mario!
Magnificent capture.Eyes are amazing.I liked POV,sharpness,
details and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

Mario, lovely picture - wondefully sharp and detailed. exposure seems spot on.

IMO, I would liked to have seen a touch more space above the head, but otherwise an excellent opportunity well taken and very well presented.

1 question - what is a B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1 x? Still trying to suss out some filters?
thanks - Emma

Awesome close up of this wise grey owl, the detail is superb right along with the exposure. :)

Hello Mario,
Great capture of the Great Grey Owl showing what it does best along with the environment.
looks like concentrating on the next prey.

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