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Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl
Photo Information
Copyright: Adam Hays (Adam73) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: nikon D3, nikon 300mm f/2.8 AF/S II
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Owls, Master hunters! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-06 13:43
Viewed: 5337
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Great Horned Owl can be found over most of North and Central America and some of South America. It is a very large and powerful owl. Here you will find photos, recordings and a brief field notes section to help identify and enjoy this beautiful owl. A more in depth write up and range map can be found in its natural history page (the Biology link). To jump immediately to any of these sections use the Page Jump Links below.

source: http://www.owling.com/Great_Horned.htm

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Hello Adam

Amazing POV in this shot,I feel like I am right there.
The lighting is really illuminating the plumage well,the details are wonderful.
Excellent DOF,the OOF green BG is super.
The owl looks very interested in something .


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-11-06 20:23]

Love the composition here Adam
The image is sharp as a tack and the colors are very natural and well exposed. Good POV with exceptional detail, a beautiful bird indeed. TFS.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-11-06 23:24]

Hi Adam.
So expressive portrait of this charming owl. You managed to d=freeze an amazing moment. Sharpness of the image, colour reproduction, level of the exposure are spot on. Bravo.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-11-07 0:43]

Hi Adam,
Excellent portrait.Details,unusual POV,BG and visual effect are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2008-11-08 11:55]

Hi Adam
Perfect capture of flying Owl.
Nice colours with excellent harpness details.

Thanks for visiting my post and thank you for advise.
Regards Jiri.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-11-08 13:20]

Where did you catch this shot in San Jose?
I love the upward-looking eyes. Great pose.
Really good exposure and light.
The crop and composition are very catching.
TFS. : )

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-11-10 17:12]

Hello Adam,
Absolutely great close up of this owl with the penetrating eyes. Your wonderful camera work supplies us with an excellently detailed view of its face, thank you Adam.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-10 18:40]

A very good portrait of that Owl, good tight crop, sharp and a good exposure, thanks!


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