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Barred Owl

Barred Owl
Photo Information
Copyright: Bill Houghton (poppygan59) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 344] (2516)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-10-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon D60, Canon EF300mm 4/L IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-14 8:06
Viewed: 2812
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Barred Owl-This widespread woodland owl dozes by day on a well-hidden perch but seldom relies on its good camouflage to avoid harm. Instead, it flies away at the least disturbance, seldom tolerating close approach. But where foot traffic is heavy, such as along boardwalks in southern swamps, the barred owl may sit tight and provide good views at close range. It hunts mainly from a perch but will also hunt on the wing, preying on small mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates. It prefers to nest in a natural tree hollow, but it will also use an abandoned stick nest of another species. Polytypic (4 ssp.; 3 in North America). Length21" (53 cm); wingspan 43" (109 cm).

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-14 8:35]

Hello Bill,
Very beautiful photo of this Barred Owl in good sharpness and very nice natural colours. Beautiful contrasting background too. Attractive composition with eye contact.

Ciao Bill.
Splendida cattura di questo gufo,eccellente nitidezza e notevoli particolari ,stupendi i colori ,molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Hi Bill, great POV, I just love the way he is looking directly at you. The colours are good and the feather detail is great. Also the DOF is perfect, making the subject stand proud.
Well done

wow BILL..he was looking right at you! GREAT capture!! Such black eyes, first time ever seeing one!

Hi Bill,
amazing photo of this owl. Perfect portrait. Amazing colours and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Amazing bird and impressive photo Bill! Beautiful pose, good composition and wonderful colors.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-14 16:52]

Hi Bill,beautiful capture whit the usual great details,colors and light management,excellent composition and interesting specie too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

wow Bill,
what a catch! and in such a mood! good shot.
excellent DoF and sharpness. look at those eyes. deep like a calm lake.. lovely.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-07-15 1:32]

Hello Bil,
lovely portrait of this owl. Sharpness and details are wonderful. A very nice POV and great exposure.Best regards Siggi

Hello Bill,
great capture of this Owl with good sharpness and lovely details. I especially like the beautiful colours and the fine contrast against the dark background.
Best wishes,

Hello Bill,
What a splendid image with exceptional details and outstanding sharpness. Absolutely amazing vivid colors and very good saturated. The light and exposure are great. The green background looks magnificient.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 14] (8)
  • [2012-07-18 5:23]

Bill, I love the colors, DOF, POV and the details of the bird.

Hi Bill
Wonderful capture of this owl in lovely pose.Great POV and composition,wonderful natural colours and excellent sharpness.Congrats!
Have a nice day!
Best regards

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