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Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl
Photo Information
Copyright: Paul Voskamp (pjvosman) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 65] (491)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1994-05-15
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-18 16:23
Viewed: 3805
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photo of a long-eared owl (Asio otus) while standing in the water in a wading suit, studying the fish fauna of a small stream called Maasnielderbeek. This is a scan of a 12 year old color-slide. I had a 400mm Panagor lens back then, and my mother's Pentax K1000. I have better material now, but I probably will not meet another long-eared owl like this again, sitting so nicely on a branch low to the ground.

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Verry intersting owl. never seen one like it he looks so long and narrow. love the look on his face. nice dof.

Wow excellent shoot Paul, I have been looking out for owls for ages and to get one there like this you are lucky. Well done.

A natural shot! Good work.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-19 3:50]

Hi Paul

This is a super shot of something very easy to scare and rare to see in daylight:) You were indeed quite lucky to made such a capture :)
Even though this is an older scan, the image is great. The sharpness is great, the POV excellent, the DOF very well chosen and the colors lovely.
Anyway, good luck in finding such a magnificent creature now, too :)

Bravo and TFS

Hi Paul,
Wonderful catch! He seems so long... this is weird! Nice details and composition. This is a nice bird. I wish that you encouter an other one sometimes, this must be impressive! Thanks,

Una bella foto, con una gran composición. Enhorabuena y un saludo. TFS.

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2006-09-21 16:44]

Hey (P)aul!
See you've traveled a lot lately, you made some great shots, I love this one genuine wildlife and very good done, sharp, focused and nice!Really prefesional!

great picture, it is like a model, thanks Ori

Hello Paul!
Perfect shot, so clear and natural. Great job to illustrate the natural environment of the owl and not making the picture messy.
TFS and best greetings,

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-02-21 16:16]

salut Paul,
ça c'est très bon, pas facile a attrapper comme oiseau. Excellente netteté et belle ambiance nature.


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