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Copyright: Val Saxby (val123) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 36] (262)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon 100-400mm4,5-5,6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-23 13:48
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Tawny Owl (Strix aluco)

I met this lovely little Tawny Owl at the Barn Owl Center in Gloucestershire.

One of the most common owls in the UK not frequently seen in the wild as it tends to roost during the day.

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nice and sharp portrait, TFS Ori

another beautiful shot from the weekend,
thank you for showing me this site Val

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-23 14:04]

Hello Val,
What a splendid photo of this Tawny Owl. Sharpness, details, pose, composition, low POV and OOF BG are all excellent.
A real beauty!

Hello Val,
Oh Ow...l.
This is a more than lovely Tawny Owl.
The capture is fantastic in terms of beautifulness of the bird of prey as well as photographic elements such as the the composition, its pose and even the perch which is a kind of unnatural actually and lastly the overwhelming bokeh background-wise.
There's in my opinion a slight noise mainly in its eyes.
Overall very enjoyable work. Thanks for sharing!

Hello Val,
WOW!!!! amazing capture, so clear and sharp, excellent composition and pov, wonderful details in the plumage, lovely light, beautiful colors and very nice oof background, well done.

Beautiful composition, great sharpness, owls are so photogenic - well done

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2009-01-23 17:04]

Very nice portrait. Gary

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-01-23 20:31]

Hello VAl,
This is a very beautiful Owl. Very nice colors and details,
the DOF and the composition are superb... Well done


Impresionante Val, una seņora captura. Bien plasmada la imponencia de estas aves. Buen fondo y unos ojos muy bien captados.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

  • Alutka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 43 N: 400] (1682)
  • [2009-01-24 6:23]

bardzo dobre zdjęcie Puszczyka. Świetny DOF i POV, detale i kolory też są bardzo dobre. Gratuluję...
TFS and best wishes

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2009-01-24 7:11]

fantastic! i love it!
so nice portrait!


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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2009-01-24 9:27]

great capture with lovely bird pose and eye contact. the details on the feathers are very good.

thanks for sharing and welcome back to TN

A very clean, sharp image Val - I love owls and this one is very cute. I love everything about this photo.

Well done and thanks for sharing

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