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Bad Owl Day

Bad Owl Day
Photo Information
Copyright: Jax Westmoreland (Jax) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 77 W: 0 N: 150] (500)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon 100-300mm, Skylight
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Predaceous birds - Aves predadoras, Owls, Master hunters! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-07-26 13:12
Viewed: 11086
Favorites: 7 [view]
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Snowy owl chick taken at our local brids of prey rescue/flying centre.
Cropped, sharpened and lightened.
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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-07-26 13:20]

Great look, nice composition, well done !
I put the same points on TL ;-)

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-07-26 14:04]
  • [3]

Hi Jax
welcome, bad owl day it may be, but lovely eyes I see! Cute, Sweet and I love it. I thought they were white! See, here is a "zoo" shot that teaches me something new about the bird, one of my favourite raptors - actually, owls are not really really true raptors. Anybody care to explain the English?

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2004-07-26 14:05]

Simply superb.
Great composition with amazing details.
Well done.

Wonderful image Jax! I love these feathered guys and your crop makes this a marvelous photo bringing much from his "face" :) Amazing eyes!

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-07-26 15:06]
  • [2]

If looks could kill - I love the eyes. One of the saddest things I've witnessed was a dying owl. I don't know the reason for its death, but when he passed on the yellow light in his eyes faded. That moment will stay with me for a long time. Good capure

Welcome on TN Jax - glad you found it. Excellent close up of this snowy owl as a first post. Dof is spot on setting off the stary eyes - well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-07-26 17:04]
  • [2]

Very, very good. Great detail and well seen.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2004-07-27 2:18]

Great macro, Jax, very lovely eyes, good composition. Splendid.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-07-27 3:40]
  • [3]

Wauw Jax I like it.
Great owl, fantastic cropping, Good colours too. One thing meaby some note more about, how or what it is.
points tomorow

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-07-27 6:17]
  • [2]

A great capture,the expression and the eyes are amazing.
Excellent,very well done.

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  • Cat Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-07-28 19:58]

Woo Hoo Jax! This is awesome, wow what a capture! Those eyes are just captivating, great job my friend!

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  • ebbe Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 14] (62)
  • [2004-07-29 16:19]

A very strong portrait. Nice to have only one color except grey. He looks a bit gloomy and reminds me of a Firby. Someone put one in our office for a while, I can still hear his "Boooooorrring"

An expression is shown here - great job! I liked it the first time and I like it again!

Jax, Nice touch. I love the mask around the eyes. And those yellow's do come out. Very nicely done. Thanx for sharing.

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  • Riz Silver Star Critiquer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-08-03 12:35]
  • [3]

Jax wonderful shot, love the composition the look goes well with the title keep up the great work.

An owl with attitude! Fantastic shot. Well done!

Great Shot, Close and sharp.

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  • Maru Silver Star Critiquer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-12-15 13:13]

Impressive shot. I like the sharpness in his eyes and the blur effect. It semms that he's almost going to speak! Well done.

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  • Jeppe Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 33] (193)
  • [2004-12-17 17:33]

What a sight -a look - this fine owl surely looks a bit mean to me - great capture Jax - I like this alive motif.

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  • gazo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 13] (91)
  • [2005-01-13 21:07]

Good, good shot. well done.

Hi there, I like this.. sharp in all the right places, with the eyes popping out at you.. well done

The smooth golden eyes, framed by those beautiful feathers, are mesmerizing. Fantastic crop with perfect lighting.

great shot, nice expression you got.

Hi Jax
Good macro
Good shot
Nice owl

unique shot, great colors, excellent frame..my God it`s a master`s photo!!!
I admire :)

Great portrait not showing

I love this picture. Technically focus is good and exposure is perfect.

1)The tight cropping is wonderfull, it reminds me those close-up head shots we often see on covers of fashion magazines.
2)This almost monochrome picture with yellow eyes looks like a B&W picture with handpainted yellow eyes. I can feel it's not, but it looks like.
3)It reminds me those Carnival masks we often see in Europe and other places.

Nice work and TFS

Very cool and well postprocessed with the yellow separation.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-02-13 22:06]

I took a look at your first posts.
This one was very good seen with m eyes of today.
Thank you Jax.

  • Betty Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 10] (186)
  • [2006-02-27 15:19]

Hi Jax,
I can only add praise like those who have preceded me.
I love the POV and framing, and especially the focus on the eyes.

Excellent shot! The cropping is spot on. Good pov and eye contact.

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