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Tyto alba

Tyto alba
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Copyright: Miles Herbert (CaptiveLight) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 435 W: 61 N: 232] (969)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 100mm f2.8 macro USM
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-15 10:32
Viewed: 3329
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Barn Owl, Tyto alba, photographed at Liberty's Raptor And Reptile Centre in Ringwood, Hampshire.

This particular owl was found waterlogged and unable to fly, sitting on a gate post in someones garden. The marks on his leg where he'd had a ring cut off indicated that he was probably a captive bird that had been released into the wild when the owner got fed up with him, and left him to take his chances in the forest. However as an imprint he was unable to fend for himself effectively, and so was rescued, and has now started earning his living at the Centre where he is used for flying demonstrations and as one of the "have your photo taken with an owl" birds.

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tres beau portrait miles.
l'exposition est tres bonne,les yeux sont brillants.
le BG comporte un peu de bruit mais c'est tres leger.
la position de la tÍte par rapport au reste du corps me fait penser a une "vedette" de cinema qui voulait rentrer a la maison.qui?
E T evidemment!

Hi Miles,

Excelent portrait
Perfect sharp details
beautiful lighting, POV and BG

TFS Thijs

Hi Miles,

The is such a beautiful image. Everything about it is warm and soft, apart from the focus with is perfectly sharp. A great, great posting.

Kind regards,


Nice portrait of this Barn Owl Miles.
Once again,good handling of the whites.
Beautiful image.
Well done.

Hi Miles,
a beautiful picture of this beautiful Owl.
Sharpness and exposure are spot on. Good use of the fill-in flash.
I like the light and colours.
Well done.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-16 1:29]

Hell Miles,
Beautiful portrait, so sharp and clear shot!
Great job!
background looks great too.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-16 1:49]

Hello Miles,
this is a superb portrait!
The pale BG is beautiful.
Sharp and detailed.
Great composition.
Well done,

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-11-16 11:26]

Hi Miles, this is a WONDERFUL portrait of this beautiful bird. The colours and details DOF V are really good. I like the intense look in his eye too.

Hello, How are you doing these days?
Gorgeous detail, beautiful capture.
I like how you composed this image,excellent bg as well.

Good exposure and detail, I like the clean BG, nice work.


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