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Great Grey Owl

Great Grey Owl
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Copyright: Biswarup Satpati (Biswarup) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 243 W: 0 N: 868] (8282)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSC-HX400V
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Owl view [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-23 5:00
Viewed: 7149
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Great Grey Owl or Lapland Owl (Strix nebulosa) is a very large owl.

They breed in North America from Lake Superior to the Pacific coast and Alaska, and from Scandinavia across northern Asia.

The Great Grey Owl is 6184 cm (2433 in) in length. The wingspan is up to 152 cm (60 in). The adult weight is 7901454 g (2851 oz).

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-23 5:48]

Hi Biswarup

What a great portrait of this beautiful grey owl!
The full-frontal POV here is excellent, the eye-contact is great and the tight crop ehnaces the composition.
Also the details are very nice and sharp, the side lighting is wonderful and the contrast created between the bright beak and eyes and the rest of its feathers is simply charming.
Very well done!

Bravo, TFS and Happy Holidays

Hi Biswarup,
What a look!
These are real hypnotyzing eyes.
I like a lot this close up, have great visual impact.
Kind regards and happy holidays,

Hi Biswarup,
Great close up picture.
Very sharp and great details.
Neat image.
Happy New Year 2007 and Have a Great Holidays.

Ben Lakitan

Hi Biswarup,
A nice capture of this owl,sharp and with good light.Owl,being a nocturnal bird, did you use flash? Why I am asking is that I have failed every time to get an owl at daytime.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-12-23 10:35]

Hi Biswarup,
Beautiful capture.
Very clear details and sharpness.
I like the POV a lot.
Best wishes.

Hello Biswarup
Very nice close up,
great composition and
Perfect lighting,Welldone.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-12-23 18:04]

Great portrait of this owl, Biswarup.
What a close-up with sharp details and excellent exposure.
Intense direct eye contact.
Natural colors.
Season's Greetings, my friend. : )

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-12-23 18:42]

The crop is a little tight in the left, the white parts are overexposed and the bg is a little noisy in the top, but this is a marvelous portrait. Very fierce eyes, sharp details and perfect POV. Well done & TFS!


Hi Biswarup

Wow... I love this full face shot. Very well done! Seasons greetings to you and your family. :-)

Hello Biswarup,
The tight framing makes this chap look like big!
Excellent details are captured, and that intense stare is awesome...
Fine close-up work, well done!
Pablo -

Wow!! Great shot! The eye contact with the large bird of prey is captivating. Good focus and colours.

It is a lovely close-up shot of the GGO.
the eyes are hipnotizing and the frame is filled up nicely.
too bad on the quality, though. Immediately it's apparent this was taken with a compact digital camera. a DSLR would produce visible quality improvement.
It is a goal of mine to photograph this bird one day :)

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