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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 300mm f4.0 USM IS + EF 1.4X II, Digital RAW 400
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-22 10:49
Viewed: 6815
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This time when I went photographing the local Moreporks, I used my light stands with and wireless trigger. I am amazed these birds don't worry about the light and simply stay and pose beautifully. Thanks for looking.

The morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae) is New Zealandís only surviving native owl.

Often heard in the forest at dusk and throughout the night, the morepork is known for its haunting, melancholic call. Its Maori name, ruru, reflects this call.

Info from: http://www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/native-animals/birds/land-birds/morepork-ruru/

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-22 12:16]

Hello Pam,
Fantastic photo of this Morepork in very beautiful light and good sharpness. Attractive eye-contact. Excellent POV and composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-22 12:19]

What a fanatstic portrait and what a top quality pic,impressive sharpness,colors and detaisl....this is a very professional work!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-22 12:27]

Hello Pam,
A superb portrait of this endemic NZ owl. The use of flash has brought the colours and details with fine clarity and the eye contact is great.
Thanks and best wishes for Christmas from the wintery North.

Hi Pam

nice shot of the Ruru, similar to our Boobook. Great pose and excellent sahrpness.


Hi Pam,
I love those big yellow eyes. Great night-time Capture of this nocturnal owl.
Have a great Christmas.

Hello Pam.
Beautiful species and beautiful photo with good composition and good sharpness.
My best wishes, Christodoulos.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-12-23 1:31]

Hi Pam.
Nice use of flash and impressive portrait of a beautiful bird. Composition of the shot, colour reproduction and details of the owl are great. Have a nice holidays and happy New Year.

Hello Pam,
long time no see, I hope you are well.
A very nice picture even with a flash, but owl are night active birds so there it works good, normally I don't like flash pictures..
The picture is sharp with lots of details, the eyes are amazing.
Well done, old friend.
Maerry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Warm regards

Helleo Pam, nice attractive portrait!!! Well done, Erodotos

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