Athene noctua - Kukumav
This is a very nice capture of the Little Owl, a species that I have not yet succeeded in photographing, The composition on the branchand exposure are excellent and the sharpness and POV are very good.
Well done my friend,
Best wishes, Ivan
Hacı selam :)
Walla bu gece kuşlarını gördüğümde aklıma hep sen gelion... Nokturnal bir tür tanımlamak için idealsin:) Şaka maka fotoğraf Harika! Allahtan izmirde 2-3 gün kaldın:) yoksa bize çekecek hiçbirşey bırakmıcaktın... Sağlıcakla...
My first encounter with this species which was well captured by your in good head on pose of the Owl with perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details!
the most important is the useful and informative notes regarding this species!
many thanks for sharing
my respected man!
- matatur (5312)
- [2008-01-22 11:49]
Well, this must be an Athene noctua week!
This is quite sharp for a hand-held 400 mm tele-shot Ahmet, the branch in front affected the focusing, I'm afraid, but still the "Kukumav"s direct eye-contact with you is very impressive. Good composition within a good frame!
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-01-22 11:54]
Hi Ahmet. A good close up of the Owl. good detail and colours. I like the pose with the few leaves around . good eye contact. well done TFS.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-01-22 11:58]
I like this capture of the Little Owl half-hidden behind the branch. Sharp focus on the lovely eyes and beautiful colours. Well composed too!
TFS and regards, Ulla
Hocam elinize sağlık, izmir size güzel şeyler sunmuş.... Herşey harika... Memet
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-01-22 13:05]
Beautiful photo of this Owl. Personally I don't like the frame, but the Owl is very sharp, has lovely natural colours and the photo has a very good composition.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-01-22 13:29]
Great POV - the leaves are great and the 'expression' on the owl's face is wonderful. I also like the brown nature of the composition.
- spalaxtr (5868)
- [2008-01-22 13:44]
Hala olmadı mı şu MSN, özlettin kendini. Senin kukumav da oldukça güzel. Eline sağlık. Mustafa
- Raptorman (10388)
- [2008-01-22 23:20]
Ahmet merhaba , senin Kukumavda çok güzel olmuş , cin gibi bakıyor :))
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2008-01-23 0:33]
Awesome looking details on the face of this owl. Well seen plumage and stunning against that clear sky. The foliage in the fg actually a good sense of being caught in the wild.
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-01-23 1:25]
A beautiful capture of this small owl. Well composed with excellent details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- claudine (0)
- [2008-01-23 3:26]
Hi Ahmet ,
It is rare that we see them with their eyes opened! What a cute little fellow! He made me laugh with this strange expression like he was very disturbed. You caught nice details in good exposure and I like this composition even with those branches in foreground, it makes this nice scenery look natural. Well seen!
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-01-23 9:53]
Very cute owl and so beautiful picture. Amazing subject, created by impressive branch and fine bird. Excellent delicate and pleasant to eye colour palette and very good details. Image is soft a bit but in this case it is not a point. My compliments and TFS. So refined work.
Lovely capture of this very beautiful bird....I think the foliage is somewhat distracting, but we don't alway get a chance at the perfect composition...several people comment on the sharpness being very good, but it looks slightly soft to me....still very nice
- dejo (2242)
- [2008-02-06 16:43]
nice capture, I like the pose, great "face" expression,
nice composition and natural colors,
- xTauruSx (788)
- [2008-04-02 19:26]
Hocam bunun bakışları çok tatlı. Elinize sağlık.