- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2006-11-02 21:55]
Regardless it's still an awesome capture Livio. The subject really pops out from the duo toned background nicely. Way to go. :)
- FeatherBirdLady (500)
- [2006-11-02 22:22]
I like the effect....and love this shot of the Burrowing Owl....
- Matt-Bird (1942)
- [2006-11-02 22:44]
The eyes of this owl are so vivid. I find my eye immediately draw to the owls eye. Nice shot
- rufous03 (1366)
- [2006-11-02 22:52]
Nice image, good detail but as you said, the colors are a bit off. I really do not know the reason, but it seems have an effect when downsized for the web. I would use sRGB for web images. We have a few of these up here in Alberta, classified as an endangered species.
a nice picture of a beautiful owl.
About color-space: the web-browsers up to day can not handle Adobe-RGB on a correct way, convert to sRGB before you post.
It'a a bit soft but the eyes are sharp. Nice POV and good DOF.
Well done. my friend.
- glazzaro (4605)
- [2006-11-03 0:36]
Beautiful eye contact, good detail in the plumage and nice exposure.
- Bufo (4247)
- [2006-11-03 1:15]
Like others already mentioned I faced that problem as well. I haven't found a clue to fix that problem.
The portrait of the owl is outstanding though. The light parts on the belly might be a slight bit on the bright side. Composition is really nice.
- marty (0)
- [2006-11-03 1:29]
Excellant shot. Like the contast between the eyes, feathers and Blurred green BG.
- TAZ (10926)
- [2006-11-03 2:06]
Too busy, I was a bit inactive on TN, so I am happy to discover your new superb photo. I like the expression of your Owl. The blurred background is pleasant. Exposure, POV, colors, sharpness and DOF are super. Useful note too.
Congratulations my friend.
- sayat (1457)
- [2006-11-03 3:05]
Beautiful shot with a great sharpness. The expression of the bird and the overall compo are great.
- takos1 (2607)
- [2006-11-03 3:08]
bellissima foto, ottimi i particolari e colori deliziosi, bravo!
- wallhalla15 (13829)
- [2006-11-03 3:16]
Hello Livio, you show us a very nice and interesting bird! I saw this owl in a bird park. -
Pose is excellent, great work. Very good sharpness, details, colours and composition. Your note is excellent too. Thanks for posting my friend.
- Janice (18832)
- [2006-11-03 4:03]
That fellow looks like you've propped him up there on the mound of dirt! Super pose Livio, and those staring eyes are looking right at you. Well captured, TFS
- blakitan (5517)
- [2006-11-03 4:22]
Very sharp image. Neat BG. Nice off-centered composition. Excellent shot and superb PP works.
- dew77 (13270)
- [2006-11-03 6:07]
Magnificent capture.POV,clear eyes,DOF you managed,BG,colors,composition and visual effect are wonderful.Exclelent work!
- horia (16656)
- [2006-11-03 7:11]
What a splendid picture of this owl! The POV and the eye-contact is simply amazing!
The composition is very beautiful, the details are clean and sharp, the colors and tones are very lovely - both the ones of the owl and the ones of its surroundings and the positioning in the frame is excellent.
Bravo and TFS
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2006-11-03 7:24]
Excellent shot on this Burrowing Owl. The colors look good to me. Very sharp detail. I love the eyes. Good control on the DOF and seperation from the OOF backround. AWESOME!
- RAP (7405)
- [2006-11-03 8:55]
Amazing background my friend to enhance the beauty and sharpness of this bird.
I like it a lot: composition, background, DOF, focus, POV, sharpness, lighting, color, framing, notes.
I don't like it: nothing.
Another excellent presentation taking advantage of to the maximum the 640mm of your lens.
Best regards... Ricardo
- wuta (2142)
- [2006-11-03 14:41]
Hello Livios , This shot is very nice and so complete well taken shot ,good in pov and very fine details ,beauty eyes and bg ,good job tfs ,Good Weekend Teunie .
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2006-11-03 14:48]
Colors of the owl are coming back in BG.
- jossim (12636)
- [2006-11-04 4:46]
Excellente composition de couleurs. Bravo pour le regard et la beautée de l'oiseau.
- red45 (31094)
- [2006-11-04 13:05]
Great to see new photo from you, my friend! I remember this guy very well - big, yellow eyes and proud pose :-) Detailed, colorfull, with good BG, proud eyes and piece of desert under its feet - real ruler of Patos de Minas ;-)
- Dave (2178)
- [2006-11-05 12:17]
That is quite the fact sheet you have compiled on owls from around the world. Interesting!
This little guy does indeed look attentive. Great capture!
Hi there Livios,
This is an excellent photo. Sharp details and very nice colors. The composition is good and the fierce look in the eyes of the bird gives the photo something extra. Good note too. I haven't been around on TN much lately as I have been very busy with my new website. You can find it at
You can also use www.pietervanderhorst.nl