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Athene cunicularia

Athene cunicularia
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Copyright: Hernan Ernesto Bortondello (nanreh) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-30
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wildlife on a golf course - Chapter 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2014-02-05 17:24
Viewed: 2217
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
He had no more than 20 cm tall, and be surprised by a "giant" of 1.92 meters (it was me), opened its wings, cupping them in order to be bigger and menacing; chattered while its peak, producing a 'teke teke teke teke ... ". I felt a sort of tenderness to see it so small and brave. In this shot looks like a matador, to say: "Ala, Toro!"

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One of the great expression by artwork
indeed amazing details and 3 dimension poster well done

Ciao Hernan, great capture of lovely owl with fantastic eyes, nice pose, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2014-02-06 2:22]

Hello Hernan,
nice capture owl,thanks..

Hi Hernan,
nice moment captured.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-02-06 8:55]

Hi Hernan,absolutely beautiful and very original capture in a strange location on the ground and with this curious wings position like an angel.Great quality of sharpness and colors,the eyes detail are really fantastics! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano


Hi Hernan,
Most prey birds are most likely to fly away. I wonder if that one might be protecting chicks or a prey. Or maybe is was wounded? Or are the Athene cunicularia specially fearless?
Striking pose. Thanks for sharing. Best regards,

Hi Hernan!
Beautiful shot of this lovely little owlet. The eyes contact as well as expressions are great. Thanks for presenting this lovely shot to us,
Best Regards,

hallo Hernan
very nice and good sharpness picture of this owl
good details and lovely naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-02-08 20:58]

Hello Hernan,
What a neat shot of this beautiful owl which is posed in a rather intimidating manner. As you stated it really does remind you of a matador with his cape ready for the bull:)
It's plumage is very attractive with pretty markings and camouflaged colors. Well done!!

Hallo my friend Hernan
The classic hypnotic eyes, peeping at you is just gorgeous. It is such a pleasure to see the details in the wings from so close. Great work and a lovely presentation. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-02-09 12:46]

Hello Hernan,
Almost overlooked this beauty. Great photo of this owl in an attractive pose and splendid light. Nice to see this eye contact. Fantastic detailed.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-02-10 4:51]

Bonjour Hernan,
A lovely bird-shot, very special too. I see you are a tall man and the poor creature must have been frightened or at least didn't have a tender look for you:-). Well framed and natural colors. Thanks too for your WS on my last picture. Makes it look a little bit different.
Take care!

Hi Hernan, Beautiful captured moment of this owl. Great shot with clarity and details. Nice perspective and composition. I like its eye expression.....mean look. Thank for sharing

Ciao H.E. Bella luce sul simpatico pennuto in posa. Buona resa ei colori. Bravo!


Hola Hernán,
very charming report - both image and text - of an exciting wildlife encounter with intense eye to eye contact, showing perfectly well camouflaged Athene demonstrating her full repertoir of self defense.
Thank you! With best regards -
con abrazos,

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2014-02-22 11:12]

That is a beautiful shot, Hernan.
Your background notes about your encounter with this little owl definitely gave meaning to the expression in his eyes.
It is very touching.
Great capture, and thanks for sharing.

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