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Strix Nebulosa in its hunting territory

Strix Nebulosa in its hunting territory
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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: 2013-03-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-03-12 15:18
Viewed: 1971
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, the title was
to be « The Great Gray Owl in
its hunting territory » but it
was too much long to the
allowed space for the titles.

Here is a view of its hunting territory,
it is an frozen marsh with full of snow,
there is also another smaller marsh and
sometimes it is elsewhere in the forest
like almost 1 month I heard about it
but did not found and see it in the
4 to 6 times I went to that forest.

1/1000s f/7.1 ISO100
50mm (35mm eq:75mm)

The following link is on
Canada's Boreal Forest :

from Hinterland Who's Who website

« In winter, Great Gray Owls use their
extremely sensitive ears and silent flight to
locate and capture small mammals under the snow »



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I like this a lot Asbed, very nice bird in its habitat image.
This bird has such good hearing it probably often heard you coming..
But your patience paid off well! :)

Hello Asbed.
Majestic image demonstrating the territorial behavior of this owl. Fine setting of this finely captured landscape.

Hi Asbed,

I really like this shot.

It shows the owl in it natural habitat.

You have positioned the owl nicely against a nice sky and successfully shown the landscape it lives in well.

Well composed and nicely detailed.

Your persistence and patience has paid off.

TFS regards Bill.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-13 3:25]

Hi Asbed,beautiful composition whit the owl as the guardian of its snowy field,great details and exposure in a difficult situation,another pearl of this serie,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-03-13 5:10]

Bonjuor Asbed,
A very good capture of this the Great Grey Owl ..
Superb DOF, sharpness, composition and natural habitat.
Best wishes,

Hello Asbed.
A really super shot of the Owl in its environment,you did well to keep trying!It`s a photograph to treasure.
Regards Les.

Bonjour Asbed,
Mon premier réflex a été de penser que le cadrage était disproportionné par rapport à la taille du sujet mais je dois reconnaître qu'il est bien valorisé dans son environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-03-13 7:47]

Fine environmental image of this owl's hunting range..lovely. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-13 7:52]

Hello Asbed,
What a majestic pose and right in front with optimal eye contact. Beautiful natural colours and a fantastic composition with the owl against the sky in the background.

Hello Asbed,
Another beautiful atmosphere.You have capture this Owl's eyes nicely.I like BG also.Nice sharpness and colour.
Thanks for sharing Asbed.
Kind regards,

Hello Asbed,
Beautiful capture of The Great Gray Owl with fine details and an excellent composition with nice natural surrounding and colours.
Thanks and my regards,

Hi Asbed,
beautiful photo of this owl. I like it very much. Perfect composition and presentation. Incredible atmosphere.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Asbed, great capture of lovely owl in nice pose, beautiful winter ambientation, wonderful natural colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Asbed
this is a great shot showing that wonderful pictures can be taken without big tele-lens
But I am not really happy with the compo, imho the bird is too much centered and furthermore the dead tree on the left is not helpful either, please have a look at my ws and thanks for sharing

Great photo Asbed! The composition and the framing are excellent! Wonderful lighting and very good sharpness too!

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