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The Barred Owl

The Barred Owl
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Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposure: f/4.9, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-03 13:42
Viewed: 2168
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, this photo it is
from my early spring 2007 archives,
I knew this owl by the cries of crows.

Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd
1/1600s f/4.9 ISO200
66.7mm (35mm eq:300mm)

from Birds of Nova Scotia website

(Nova Scotia it is a province
from the Atlantic Canada)

« This owl and the very rare Common Barn-Owl
are the only two of Nova Scotia's 11 owls
that have dark blue-black eyes instead of
the yellow ones so typical of the family.

It is largely a nocturnal hunter,
spending the daylight hours in comparative
seclusion among thick evergreens. Like all
owls it has a variety of calls, but the usual
and most distinctive one may be written
as whoo-whoo-whoo-who-whoo to-whoo-ah,
with strong accent placed on the final whoo.

This call is most often heard just prior
to and during the nesting season, and on
calm nights it can be heard for a kilometre
or more. When a human intruder approaches
the vicinity of an occupied nest, the parents,
together or singly, usually appear on the
scene and often show anxiety and hostility
by viciously snapping their beaks.

The Barred Owl is not easily confused
with any other of our owls, with the
possible exception of the Great Gray,
which is considerably larger, has yellow
eyes and is so rare in Nova Scotia that
even one is not likely to be encountered
in a lifetime. »



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Hello Asbed,
Beautiful picture of this Owl.Nice dots on body with perfect timing shot.Well sharpness and colour.I like it.
Thanks Asbed for sharing such beautiful picture,
Kind regards,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-03-03 22:24]

Hello Asbed,
You should have shown us this image before!
Excellent capture of the Barred Owl with its head turned,
Taken with fine sharpness and natural colours ina fine composition among the tree branches.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2013-03-03 23:13]

Bonjour Asbed, superbe ce shot avec un ciel a couper le souffle!! la position de l'oiseau est belle, I like it. Congratulation, Didier.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-04 0:54]

Hello Asbed,
Nice photo of this very beautiful owl. Great sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Fine pose with this turned head.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-04 4:14]

Hi Asbed,the owl is a bit disturbed by the blurred branch,but the pic is another time very very nice,great details on the bird and excellent exposure,the blue of sky is one of your best.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-03-04 4:38]

Bonjour Asbed,
Encore une chouette, c'est probablement au moment où elle t'a repéré...une petite branche entre le photographe et l'oiseau, mais rien de bien grave. Bonne netteté et des couleurs très belles.

What a fantastic picture Asbed!
a Common Barn-Owl against great blue BG.
good clarity and colour.
best wishes,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-03-04 6:12]

At last a bird sitting on a perch, beautiful owl and fine composition. tfs.

Hello Asbed,
Inspiring capture and nice presentation of the series with fine details and excellent composition.
Thanks and my regards,

Hi Asbed,
another beautiful portrait of the owl. I like this point of view. Nice background. A lot of details.
Have a nice week,

Hello Asbed,
A good photograph with clarity and much detail. I like the eye contact and the contrast. A pity about the branch in the foreground but nevertheless, a good shot.
Best regards,

Ciao Asbed, great capture of lovely owl, superb sharpness, fine details, beautiful ambientation, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-03-04 17:21]

Hello Asbed
exciting view of the owl. The pattern of the feathers are really lovely. Backed by the blue sky, the view is very attractive.
Well composed shot.


Hello Asbed.
Another fine pose by this owl. Nicely closed with the head turn against the blue sky.

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