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Barn Owl Portrait


Barn Owl Portrait
Photo Information
Copyright: Mike Warnes (warnzy) Gold Star Critiquer [C: 163 W: 1 N: 2] (20)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 300mm f2.8L IS USM
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-05 12:55
Viewed: 3837
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Barn Owls are my favorite UK owls. They are a stunningly beautiful bird with golden/buff coloured upper parts laced with silver grey and white under-parts. It has a distinctive white heart shaped face and when seen in flight the overall impression is of a large white bird. The flight is buoyant and graceful, like most owls. Their wings (spanning 85cm) are much bigger than the body. Barn Owls are fully grown from only ten weeks old and stand 25cm tall (from head to feet).

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Yes! they are...Hello? A new voice? No it is Mike! doggone it Mike I hope your tribulation period is over and this signals the coming back of my absolute FAVORITE Black and White photographer...I am so pleased that this picture could be lousy (*of course it is not)...
Bob

Hello Mike

Lovely lighting effect with excellent contrast.
The shot is well composed with sharp detail and focus.
The POV and DOF are great.
Wonderful plumage detail.
Well done,
TFS

Wolf

great portrait, perfect contrast and sharpness, TFS Ori

hello Mike

long time we did'nt see you on TN,
superb shot of the Barn Owl with fine POV and framing,
the great luminosity of the foreground and the background's black
are putting superbly in evidence the subject,
excellent sharpness and details of the foreground, TFS

Asbed

Hello Mike,

Welcome back. Splendid composition. Excellent POV, DOF and sharpness. Superb detail of the feathers with excellent colours. The black background is very appropriate for this bird.
Cheers,
Mariki

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-06 2:48]

Hello Mike,
I'm very pleased to see you again. Welcome back! And with a stunning photo of this Barn Owl. The light in this photo is superb. Excellent colours in a great contrast against the black BG. Fantastic sharpness, POV, composition and DOF.
Let them come!
Regards,
Peter

Hi Mike
Outstanding composition with wonderful light ,color and superb details.
tfs jon

Preciosa !!!

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2008-10-06 6:29]

Hello Mike,
Wow!!! Great shot of this barn owl, I have seen a barn owl a short while ago but on a farm of birds of prey.
They are wonderfull feathered.
Greetings
Vivian

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-10-07 14:08]

Hi Mike,
excellent photo of this Barn Owl.
Was it wild?
Superb sharpness and clarity.
Excellent composition.
Very good exposure.

Well done,
Joe

excellent capture

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