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Eyeing My 100th Post

Eyeing My 100th Post
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Copyright: Scott Evers (scottevers7) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2432 W: 3 N: 3894] (12309)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 70-200 f2.8 L IS + EF 1.4X II, B+W UV MRC
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-04-03 19:42
Viewed: 6063
Points: 96
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was going to post a Bald Eagle portrait for my 100th post, but there have been quite a few outstanding shots of them recently. So I though this might be impressive enough.

This was from a recent trip to the World Bird Sanctuary, located in Valley Park, Missouri. The day was very cloudy and grey, so quality light was not available. This forced me to shoot at ISO 400, and larger apetures to keep shutter speeds up since hand held was the only option due to the crowds. I am still fairly happy with the outcome even with the poor light and shallow DOF. This just gives me a good excuse to go back soon.

Eurasian Eagle Owl - Bubo bubo

Size: Length: 58-71cm (22.8-28")
Weight: Female 2280-4200g (80.4-158oz) Male 1620-3000g (57.1-105.8oz)
Average Wing Length (one wing only): Female 47.8cm (18.8") Male 44.8cm (17.6")

Description: The upperparts are brown-black and tawny-buff, showing as dense freckling on the forehead and crown, stripes on the nape, sides and back of the neck, and dark splotches on the pale ground colour of the back, mantle and scapulars. A narrow buff band, freckled with brown buff, runs up from the base of the bill, above the inner part of the eye and along the inner edge of the black-brown, "ear-tufts".
The rump and upper tail-coverts are delicately patterned with dark vermiculations and fine wavy barring. The facial disc is tawny-buff, speckled with black-brown, so densely on the outer edge of the disc as to form a "frame" around the face. Chin and throat are white continuing down the centre of the upper breast. The whole of the underparts except for chin, throat and centre of upper breast is covered with fine dark wavy barring, on a tawny-buff ground colour. Legs and feet are likewise marked on a buff ground colour but more faintly.
The tail is tawny-buff, mottled dark grey-brown with about six black-brown bars.
Bill and claws are black, the iris is orange (yellow in some subspecies).

Habits: Active mainly at dusk to dawn. Flight is noiseless, whith soft wingbeats interrupted by gliding when flying over long distance. Will sometimes soar.

Mortality: Eurasian Eagle Owls may live more than 60 years in captivity. In the wild, about 20 years may be the maximum. They have no real natural enemies; electrocution, collision with traffic, and shooting are the main causes of death.

Habitat: Eagle Owls occupy a variety of habitats, from coniferous forests to warm deserts. Rocky landscapes are often favoured. Adequate food supply and nesting sites seem to be the most important prerequisites.

Distribution: North Africa, Europe, Asia, Middle East.

Source - www.owlpages.com

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Hello Scott,

Congratulations on your wonderful 100th post!!

Such intensity in these beautiful eyes.

Lovely details, colors, POV and exposure.

Have a great next 100, thank you for sharing with us!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-04-03 20:54]
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Hii Scott,
Congratulations on your 100th post. : )
Another spectacular shot.
The details are super sharp, and the colors are beautiful.
Wonderful POV with a frontal view of the face, showing off those incredible eyes.
On to the next 100 fantastic posts, and thank you for sharing with us. : )

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-04-03 21:08]
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Bonjour Scott!

Félicitations pour les détails du plumage et le regard perçant.

Merci pour l'envoie.


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-04-03 21:17]

Hi Scott,
very beautiful capture, the details are sharp and crisp. Colors are excellent. A superp picture.

Excellent close up shot,lovely colour and like the detail on eyes and plumage...congrats on your 100 upload...you've displayed lots of great photos...Well done...

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-04-03 21:29]

Hi Scott!

Scarry look it has at us. Sharpness and exposure are just perfect. Tight cropping makes it really standing out. And those orange eyes just capture our attention.

Great image and TFS.

What a choice for post #100.
I thought this was a fairly tough owl to photograph. I had to make my version of this owl, B&W. I couldn't bring out the color like this one. I like the texture and detail of the feathers. The eyes have good catch light. I like the ruffles of feathers below the beak.
Your 100 photo's have taught ME how to be a better photographer. Thanks for that. I know your dedicated and passionate about photography and that makes this milestone even sweeter.
Awesome post from a "great" member.

Congratulations on your 100th post! This is a great capture of this owl! I love these guys ;-) Eyes are amazing! Details are excellent. Great colors and nice POV. TFS!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-04-03 23:17]

Considering the problems you had with lighting and crowds, I think you've done very well with this one Scott. Such beautiful eyes. So straight and staring right at you. Super feather details too. Well done and congrats on your 100th too.

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2006-04-04 0:12]

Hi, Scott!
Congratulations for the jubillee!
An impressive portrait of a bird with character! The qualities of the photo are excellent. The explanation data is very informative.

Excellent POV and eyecontact. Perfect DOF and detail. But those eyes make the shot.


Impressive portrait.

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2006-04-04 2:56]

wauuu beautiful portrait !
superb details TFS Libor

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-04-04 3:05]

Hello Scott, félicitations pour votre 100ieme post. Vous avez bien choisi le sujet. Colors, composition and sharpness are perfect. What a look!! Congratulations, Didier.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-04-04 4:10]

Hi Scott,

This is a close-up! Very sharp and detailed owl. The depth in the eyes of this amazing creature is incredible.


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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-04-04 4:15]

Hi Scott, nice portrait of this eagle owl. Excellent detail around the eyes and beak and well exposed. A great alert expression you have caught. Congrats on your 100th posting and a good shot my friend to mark the occassion. TFS.

Hi Scott

CONGRATULATIONS on your 100th post. This is a superb way to mark this milestone. Thanks for your valuable contribution to the site. A wonderful shot of Mr Wise Old Owl! Look forward to many more posts from you! :-)

Hi Scott,
Nice bird and good photo. TFS.
Mehmet Hamurkaroglu

Congrats on the 100!
It's a good shot, eyes perfectly in position and in focus. DOF just a touch shallow but OK. Lovely composition.

Hello Scott,
Congrats on your 100th!!!
This is very good picture, nicely framed and with some good details. The eyes are striking.
As for the quality it really seems to be quite poor as for this camera and lenses, but overall it's a nice post for this special ocassion.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-04-04 5:38]

Hi Scott,
Congratulations, I guess you're a veteran now :-) A great shot, excellent detail in the eye and feathers, great textures and colours too. DOF works very well and solid eye contact is always a great addition.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-04 5:55]

Hello Scott!
Wonderful capture.POV,clear details,sharpness,colors and eyes
are excellent.Congratulations on 100th post and hope the see
also 1000th here.TFS...:-)

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-04 7:14]

Hi Scott
Great portrait,deails,colours,sharpnes,POV and those red eyes.
Excellent done Scott


Dramatic closeup Scott.
The eyes are sharp and clear. Very good detail, exposure, colors and framing..
Impressive :) Congratulations on 100 exceptional posts mf.
Very well done!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-04-04 7:18]

Hi Scott!
Congratulations my friend, it is very nice to see your work on TN! Very good choice for this anniversary ;-) Big, dark, amber eyes. Great face and eyecontact. Beautifull bird captured in very good way!

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-04-04 13:45]

Hello Scott, A Very Very great portret from this owl everithing is good ,gongratulations with you 100 th photo
Greetings Teunie .

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2006-04-04 16:37]

Hi Scott,
What an eyecatcher, excellent #100, CONGRATULATIONS !!!
Classic compo on the upper third works well. Amazing colour in the eyes, like little flames. Wow!

Congratulations on your 100th post Scott,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and lighting are excellent. Good POV and framing.
Thanks for posting, have a good week.

A fine achievement to reach the 100 posts milestone. I look forward to so many more.

Great capture Scott, I just love those eyes, these birds fascinate me and are my favorites after the little red breasted one of course. Fine work. Ooh, congrats on your 100th....

Hi Scott,
Congratulation for your 100th!!.I love the details, colors, exposure and the hypnotic owl´s look.
Great work

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-04-04 20:22]
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Hi Scott
Seems like I am at the tail end of a very long list of CONGRATULATIONS on your 100th posting. Good luck on working towards your next 100. Your choice of bird/photo was excellent to celebrate this milestone. Is it 'inside looking out' or is it 'outside looking in' on us Trekkies?
Perfect composition of the bird leaning into the frame, great colours, spot-on DOF with superb details, absolute complimentary BG, and the exposure was brilliantly handled.
Very good work and TFS.

Hi Scott,
congrats on your 100th post, waiting for the next 100.
This is a beautiful shot as usual.
The eyes and the look is great. Lovely colours and well composed.
Great work, my friend.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-04-05 20:29]

Congrats for your 100th Scott !! You sent a masterpiece for the occasion. What can I say, it's perfect in every ways ! Thanks.


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-04-06 1:23]

Hello Scott,
Excellent portrait.
Lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done

hi scott
quel beau portrait
les details sont remarquable,et la netteté superbe.bravo.

Hi Scott,
posting No. 100! My congratulations to you!
Outstanding, and very appealing.
Thank you for the impressive collection of great shots you are sharing with us at TN!
A real treasure. Please keep on posting.
Thank you! Best regards,

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-04-09 19:00]

Scott, although a little lately, congratulations on your 100th post. It's another awesome image by you.

I like sharpness, pov and composition. Needless to mention the great eye contact.

Congratulations, and may we check hundreds of shots by you in the future.

Hi Scott,
these eyes can hypnotise me, wow, very impressive. Congratulations for 100 wonderful posts during the last time, I love to look at them, thanks.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Wow, what a look!!!!! Sharp eyes, alert and alive!

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-04-17 14:54]

Hi Scott,
Excellent capture!
Very sharp image, superb details and well framed.
Very well done!

hi scott
Tres jolie prise de vue avec ce portrait,tres bons details,bonne exposition et belle posture de l'oiseau.

Bravu et au revoir....JP

Very nice portrait shot of this wise looking bird, the lighting is well chosen showing the subject well. :)

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-05-09 0:37]

Congratulations on your 100th post, Scott! I´ve just posted my 100th on TEarth today. The ligths on the owl eyes is perfect! The sharp details are amazing! I love this birds!
All the best to your next 100!

Such an intense gaze, making your event seem sooooo serious! Wonderfully done, and congratulations! excellent work as usual.

Hi Scott,
Perfect details, POV, colors and framing.
Very well done!
TFS Malgosia

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-06-24 0:01]

Hi Scott,
Excellent Owl Portrait my friend.
I like your pov,dof,focus,sharpness,eye details,colors,note and framing.Well Done.TFS

Hi, Scott.
How I have missed this, it's wonderful! Superb portrait. Everything is just perfect.

Excellent colors, expression, DOF and composition.
Have you cropped the pic? Looks that some details are lost. It is detailed enough anyway.

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