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like an OWL for *Ori*

like an OWL for *Ori*
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Copyright: Francisco Mello (Mello) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-28
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 105 F2.8 Macro.
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-25 4:02
Viewed: 4380
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi everybody,
I don't have passion to take flowers shot, but sometimes it silhouette have animals appearance and than it curiously catch my attention....

Today I'd like to dedicate this "little white owl" to our flowers expert friend, Ori Fragman Sapir who I'm sure, will be able to tell us this flower ID. Thanks Ori for your great contribution at TN.

I hope you guys like it and have a nice day.

Shot info: f/8 - 1/250sec - ISO640 - no flash - spot metering - 105mm.

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To jignasi: Caro JosepMello 1 02-25 17:36
To fragman: Anyway...Mello 1 02-25 14:36
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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-25 4:27]

Hi Francisco,
very true about its look.
Very nice capture of this flower.
Very sharp and beautifully composed. The details are excellent.
Nice blurry background too.
Well presented shot.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-02-25 4:30]
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Hello Francisco,
Very fine and beautiful "little white owl" ! May be you discover now the world of flowers too :-)
Very well presented picture with excellent light-management and fine colors. Very nice dedication to our flower-specialist Ori. He will probably give you the name of this beauty..
Thanks and kind regards
PS Your little bird you have taken with your macro-lens is great too!

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-02-25 4:36]

Hola Francisco,
Very nice composition of flowers ...
Your perspective, great.Color and sharp details, very nice macro values.
Best wishes,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-02-25 4:56]

Very beautiful flower with great color purple in the middle, good composition. tfs.

Hi Francisco.
What wonderful flower with amazing colors,looking so delicate.
Beautiful image.
Friendly regards.Alin.

Ciao Francisco, elegant composition with beautiful orchid against a lovely blurry BG, fine details and splendid sharpness, wonderful light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

thank you, I'm really honored, but i don't have an ID 4 u. greetings Ori

Olá Francisco,
Bravo! certainly is a tiny white owl! very good job of light, to achieve an orchid that looks just like one would look with the naked eye! excellent photo!...

hello Francisco
great sharpness and good details of this beautiful flower
great shot
greeting lou

Hi Francis,

Technically and aesthetically awesome macro of this beautiful flower from very nice vantage point with perfect focus, excellent DOF, great clarity and delightful composition. Great dedication to our great Botanist and nature photographer friend Ori!
TFS and have a nice night!


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-25 12:36]

Hi Francisco . You may not have a Passion for taking flowers but you have taken this one so well . With such fine detail and naatural colours. It stands out so well from the dark green BG. well taken TFS.

Wow, Francisco, this is amazing - and realy looking like an owl, I love it.
The colours are so beautiful - and I'm glad you also have the imagination to see things like an owl here.
I also do, some others wouldn't see the owl ...
So be creative - and show us more, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Francisco. Wonderful photo of this flower, clear details and fine composition.
TFS and kind regards,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-25 14:53]

Hola Francisco,
Fabulosa esta macro.
Eu gosto do que POV que você escolheu. Excelente detalhes, parabéns.
Uma bela noite,

hello Francisco
wonderful shot of very beautiful Owl flower, with splendid colors and superb sharp details and DOF. fantastic colored BG, light using and POF great. thanks for sharing this beauty. best wishes

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-25 16:38]

Hi Francisco,

This lovely flower really does look like an owl!! Very well seen and a beautiful macro. Colors and details are wonderful. It jumps out from the background. A lovely vertical composition. What a nice dedication to Ori.


Hola Francisco. Gracias por tus comentarios.

Respecto al trípode, era la segunda vez que lo usaba y creo que el resultado ha sido bueno. No tengo mucha experiencia con él, pero siempre habrá menos trepidación sea cual fuere la velocidad de obturación. De hecho, es de las mejores moscas que he fotografiado y eso que había poca luz. Si tienes más experiencia dímelo, ya que tu galería es una maravilla.

En cuanto a tu toma, preciosa. Conseguiste centrar el foco el la parte principal de la flor, dejando fuera de este muy poco trozo de pétalo; esas formas tan voluminosas son un reto jeje. Quizás un f12 hubiera acaparado la flor completa. Preciosos colores.

Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-25 23:33]

Hi Francisco,
Excellent close up.Well caught,framed and composed.
Exposure and focus are spot on.Excellent POV,details
and sharpness.
Thanks for posting..

bien curieuse fleur, et aussi jolie prise.
pour moi ce serai un caniche qui fait le beau

Hola Francisco,
una splendida macro di questo candido fiore dal nome inglese di rapace notturno, ottima nitidezza e bellissime tonalità dei colore con un buon contrasto contro lo sfondo scuro, composizione armoniosa e accurata.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-26 5:32]

Hello Fransisco,
A fine capture of a rematkable flower that looks like some kind of bird with its eyes close together.
The POV is great and taken with fine sharpness and colours against a contrasting neutral dark BG.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Ciao Francisco. Best compliments MF! This is a great close up with excellent details and perfect DOF. Top sharp and details.


Bonjour Francisco,
Quelle imagination !!! c'est bien vu et superbement restitué.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-02-26 10:38]

Hi Francisco
Beautiful composition.Good pov and sharp image .Very nice color and good light.I find that image relaxing (it is good for my stress)
TFS Michel

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