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Eagle owl

Eagle owl
Photo Information
Copyright: Michael Halliday (pompey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: olympus 720 uz
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Predaceous birds - Aves predadoras, Animal portraits, Owls all over the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-22 14:30
Viewed: 6921
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bengal Eagle Owls are mostly nocturnal. They fly with slow, deliberate wingbeats, with long bouts of gliding.

Size: Length 50-56 cm (19.7-22")
Wing Length Male 364-390mm (14.3-15.4") Female 375-425mm (14.8-16.7")
Weight 1100g (38.8oz) (weight of one male specimen)

Voice: Male has a deep, resonant, double hoot bu-whooh, repeated at intervals of several seconds. The female's song is similar, with a slightly higher pitch. At the nest both sexes with may make a clucking noise, or a series of huwoo-huwoo sounds - again, the female is slightly higher in pitch.
This was taken today at a falconry exhibition.

carper, japie, mogens-j, AndyB, PDP, gerhardt, RAP, Lesley, gazo, livios, azulu has marked this note useful
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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-08-22 14:32]

Wow, Great head Michael,
Very good portrait, good details, good cropping, great colours, very good job you did, my compliment for this great one.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-08-22 14:39]

THOSE EYES! This is a lovely portrait and this is going to my fauvourites!

This is a very nice portrait of a beautiful bird Michael.The dof and the colours are spot on and the cropping is very good. I really love the hypnotic look.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-08-22 15:27]

A very nice shot.
Excellent detail and colour,the eyes are amazing and have been well captured.
A good note too,very well done.

These owls are so photogenic, those eyes are amazing. Well captured image.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-08-22 17:01]

Amazing! Superb detail, lighting and composition. Congratulations.

WOW! Such captivating eyes. Lovely portrait you made Michael. The DOF, colours and details are top line stuff. Great work. Thanx.

Micheal, You have a beautiful owl shot here. I love these creatures with their special looks. You caught it well with a lot of detail.
Greetings, Jan

trčs beau portrait d'un oiseau majestueux, comme je les aime

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-08-23 8:52]

Gran retrato Michael.
Muy buena nitidez, bellos colores y atinado encuadre.

Great portrait Michael.
Very good clearness, beautiful colors and accurate frame.

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  • Lesley Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
  • [2004-08-23 12:51]

Great portrait...how about those eyes! Just love them. Well done, Michael.

Great portrait Michael.
Very good colors and good sharpness with good details.

Well done

These eagle owls are always a treat, beautiful orbs, nice, close crop. I feel it is just a wee bit tight - did a WS, Hope you dont mind

Those eyes are very intimidating! Very good capture with good sharpness and colours. Well done.

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  • gazo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 13] (91)
  • [2004-10-29 21:15]

Congratulations, it's a good one. I just saw the workshop done on it. I admit it's better. But you did a great shot first. *

Michael, the expression of the owl is just amazing.



Marvellous! Great color,excellent detail.I'd love to see the whole bird.Lovely post,keep up the good work.

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  • azulu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 75] (374)
  • [2005-02-04 9:24]

Very nice shot Michael. Excellent colors and sharpness. Great details. Beautiful eyes. Good job. Nice note as usual.



Superb portrait, Michael. The unusually tight cropping gives the viewer no escape from the "beast". I like Callie's WS too with more room, more saturated colours and contrast. But to me, somehow, I feel it has lost some of the "power" of the original.

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