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In the football field

In the football field
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Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 58mm UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-14 17:33
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Earlier today, I had the chance to take some shots, and tried to capture some owls.

The guys above were landed on a football post. I took the shot through the fence of the field.

It's a "coruja-do-campo" (Speotyto cunicularia). In English, burrowing owl. They usually build their nests by digging holes. They can be found almost all over Brazil, feed on insects and have nocturnal and diurnal habits.

PS: after posting, I noticed the background is rather noisy; some Neat Image would be fine.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-04-14 17:42]

Hi Livios,

Nice shot. Too bad we can't see the heads of two of the three birds. On my monitor the noise in the bg isn't that bad at all. All in all it's a good shot. Is that left owl missing a leg or what? Well done & TFS!


Hi Livio,
Excellent shot!. Really good exposure with the rich saturated colors. The detail is very sharp. They have a great seat for the next match.I guess it would be as good a place as any to perch and watch for a meal.

Hi Livio,
Good detail and sharpness. lighting is good. Good POV and framing.
Thanks for posting, have a great Easter weekend.

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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2006-04-14 19:15]

Hi, Livio:
Back again after a field trip. This is an interesting shot of a family group of burrowing owls socialising. I know from captive birds how much they love having their feathers preened for them :) Thanks once again.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-04-14 19:49]

Hi Livio
Judging by the many footprints on the posts these burrowers regularly come to roost on the post to rest from their digging activities.
Very well seen and captured. I like the composition and the POV. The colours look great and the DOF is excellent showing lovely details on the owls. The BG is super and the exposure was well managed.
Very well done and TFS.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-14 22:11]

Hi Livo
Nice shot.Good detail and sharpness.
Well done


Hi Livio

An great shot that is well composed, with good clarity and sharpness. Detail is spot on. A big tick for this shot! :-)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-04-15 2:04]

The details are really sharp, Livio.
The colors are well saturated and making a good show of the designs.
What are the two on the right doing? Are they making out?
Very cute scene well captured. TFS. : )

Excellent capture, well taken indeed!


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-04-15 3:29]

Hi Livio, are these the team supporters conferring about the latest goal!! They don't look too happy with the results. The landing place sure looks like they've been meeting there a while.
I don't think that's noise, is it? I like your POV and the colours and lighting is good. Well done,

Lucky captured!!
3 in 1 shot

I'd like to see better the other faces of the owls, but the shot in good.


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  • TPAKT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 97 W: 21 N: 20] (89)
  • [2006-04-15 4:38]
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Privet Livio.
Absolutely Russian picture. When at us want to drink some vodka three persons (0.5 litres for two gather much, and on four it is not enough). One looks aside (whether there is no police), and the second whispers - the THIRD WILL BE?

i guess it´s juergen klinsmann
debating the goalie question with
jens lehmann and oliver kahn...
and lehmann is kissing klinsi because he´s
the no.1 *lol*
great capture, livio,
never had so much fun looking at a photo.
(the russian vodka version is cool, too.)
well done & best wishes, thor.

Nice shot Livio,
Very good detail, color, exposure, and composed well..

Welcome to the OFL (owl football league)!. You see, the two are talking about the next offensive play, while the third is checkin' out the defense ;-}}
Well done mf and Happy Easter!

Hi Livio, its a great photo. Perfect colors and perfect DOF, Excellent Details, Perfect Photo, TFS Kyle

Hi Livios,

Excellent shot and well done on the composition and details. Excellent work.


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-04-15 9:29]

Bonjour Livio!

Bravo pour cette présentation.
Merci pour l'envoie.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-15 9:37]

Hello Livio!
Very nice capture.I liked moment you caught,details and composition a lot.Happy Easter!

Hello Livio,
this is another great owl shot. Great sharpness, details, colours and great POV too. This is a great composition. Thank you for posting.

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