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Spotted Owlets

Spotted Owlets
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Copyright: Vishal Sabharwal (shal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D AF ED, UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Baby Animals 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-11 14:40
Viewed: 3364
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Spotted Owlet (Athene brama) is an owl which breeds in tropical Asia from India to Southeast Asia. This species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, Strigidae, which contains most species of owl. The other grouping is the barn owls, Tytonidae.

Spotted Owlet is a common resident bird in open habitats including farmland and human habitation. It nests in a hole in a tree or building, laying 3-5 eggs.

The Spotted Owlet is small (21cm) and stocky. The upperparts are grey-brown, heavily spotted with white. The underparts are white, streaked with brown. The facial disc is pale and the eyes are yellow. There is a white neckband. Sexes are similar. The flight is deeply undulating.

This species is nocturnal but is sometimes seen in the day. It can often be located by the small birds that mob it while it is perched in a tree. It hunts a variety of insects and small vertebrates. The call is a harsh chirurr-chirurr-chirurr.

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  • whjb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 26 N: 172] (683)
  • [2007-01-11 15:04]
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Hi Vishal,

Interesting composition and technically a very sound photograph. Excellent DOF. The photo tells a story about this pair of owls and, what I assume, their nesting site. Well done.


PS Looks like our night for owls, pun intended.

Hi Vishal,
Beautiful composition and super DOF.

Hello Vishal,
Great shot of this couple of Owlets, it seems thery are just awakening!
Good POV and DOF used, the blurred background works pretty well in the picture.
I like a lot the composition here, and the way they appear between the trunk.
Congratulations and thanks for share,

Hi Vishal

I love this shot. Nicely composed. Very cute models. Nice work. TFS.

hi vishal,
lovely capture,
well composed,
nice pov,good dof,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-01-12 2:50]

What a cute scene, Vishal.
Lovely composition and good capture of these two owlets.
TFS. : )

Hello Vishal,
It's my friends once again! What a nice and cute capture. This fellow is looking directly at you, this is so amazing. Details, POV and composition are very nice. Good exposure and beautiful BG. Thanks!

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-12 6:15]

Namaste Vishal... una bella doble captura con adorable composición, a partir de un excelente punto de vista con buen foco y agudeza, además de una apropiada iluminación que brinda colores suaves y naturales.
Me gusta el desenfoque logrado sobre el fondo que colabora con la estética de la presentación.
Gracias y un cordial saludo desde Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Namaste Vishal... a beautiful double capture with adorable composition, starting from an excellent point of view with good focus and sharpness, besides an appropriate illumination that offers soft and natural colors.
I like the out of focus achieved on the bottom that collaborates with the aesthetics of the presentation.
Thank you and a cordial greeting from Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Hello Vishal,
Very impressive capture of these two owlets sheltering in the crook of a dead tree. The eye contact with the upper one endows your well composed shot with immense beauty and appeal.
Perfect POV, DOF and natural hues.

Hi Vishal,
Great shot here. I like the composition and framing in the vertical for these guys. Fill flash exposure looks great with the colors and detail. Good contol on the DOF and a nice OOF backround. Well done!

Hi Vishal :)
great DOF and POV, perfect colors and composition. Well done!

Good composition.
Well done

Hola Shal.
Muy buena toma y composicion.
Tu galeria es preciosa.
Un saludo.

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-01-13 0:16]

H Vishal,
Thats a nice composition.The background is extremely pleasing.
Badruddin Ali

A very nice shot I love the composition and the expressions are lovely nice detail great work tfs rgds Necip.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-01-16 10:54]

Hello Vishal,
Wonderful capture of these beautiful little owls looking very sleepy! Excellent focus and lovely grey colour tones. Really clever shot!
TFS, Ulla

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-01-17 16:46]

Hi Vishal, very good shot and composition.Good POV. TFS

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