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(Tyto alba)

(Tyto alba)
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Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-09-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2014-10-03 8:31
Viewed: 1196
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Coruja-das-torres, Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

Hello TN Friends!
Today I post a pic of this owl with a mouse taken from the car...
At this time the wet lands of the Tejo estuary are full of them... for portraits is the perfect time... but portraits are no longer a challenge. We have to go & go and wait for something different. Some time it happens...

More info about the species:

Hope You like it and have a good weekend!

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Ciao Jose, great capture of fantastic owl, superb sharpness, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Dr. Diogo,
Greetings from Mario in Canada.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-10-03 10:22]

Boa noite Jose,
Wonderful presentation of this Barn Owl. Excellent sharpness, details and beautiful colours. The use of flash was great here, despite the red eyes.
Enjoy the weekend,

Hello Jose,
A great shot of this gorgeous Barn Owl with it's prey. In my opinion this particular species is one of the most attractive types of owls in the world. I love their beautifully marked feathers and heart shaped face.
To capture it in such a fine pose and also with a mouse is awesome. Wonderful use of flash to bring out detail and vivid colors. One tiny nit is the red eyes, which can easily be removed. Well done!!

Hello Jose - As usual beautiful presentation. Like its plumage details and colour. Thanks for sharing. Regards and have a nice WE - Srikumar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-10-03 11:40]

Hi Jose,you're very lucky to watch spectacles like this from the car,absolutely beautiful this barn owl caught with the mouse on the beak,a top quality capture as usual,the sharpness and the exposure are the best as possible! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Oportuna toma de este búho con su presa, Jose.


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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2014-10-06 16:33]

Ola Jose excelente foto com uma bela composição harmonia e foco meus parabéns.

One should see how to capture a owl.Great work despite of eye


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