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Curious or attention

Curious or attention
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Copyright: Vivian Droog (viv) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG, Soligor UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-06 5:56
Viewed: 3270
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In Dutch they are called "konijn uiltje" if I translate that it is called rabbitowl.
I hope you like it have a good weekend all.

Burrowing owls have bright yellow eyes. The bill can be yellow or greenish depending on the subspecies. The legs are incompletely feathered, and the toes are grayish in color. They lack ear tufts and have a flattened facial disc. The owls have prominent white eyebrows and a white "chin" patch which they expand and display during certain behaviors.

Adult owls have brown upperparts with white spotting. The breast and belly are white with variable brown spotting or barring. Juvenile owls are similar in appearance, but they lack most of the white spotting above and brown barring below. Also, the young owls have a buff bar across the upper wing and their breast may be buffy rather than white.

Males and females are similar in size and appearance. However, adult males sometimes appear lighter in color because they spend more time outside the burrow during daylight, and their feathers become sun-bleached. The average adult is slightly larger than an American Robin, at 25 cm (10 inches) length, 53 cm (21 inches) wingspan, and 170g (6 oz) weight (Lewis 2005).

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-10-06 6:08]

Ha Viv,

Een mooi portret van dit uiltje,goede compositie,met mooie kleuren en details,groetjes


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-06 6:34]

I like your very nice and tender shot of this so cute bird. Its classic pose and acute glance are simply amazing. I also like delicate pleasant colour palette and "soft" sharpness of the bird image which so suitable for portrait work. Well done and my kind regards.

Hallo Vivian,

Een mooie close-up van dit konijnuiltje. Contrastrijke opname. Mooie natuurlijke kleuren. Fijne details. Jouw POV en achtergrond zijn goed. Mooi schot. Groeten en tot TFS Bob

Thanks for your kind words on my dragonfly picture, Vivian. Pity we are interacting after a long gap.

This is a wonderful portrait picture of an owl. It is the eyes of an owl that make it an interesting subject and you have done aonderful job in that regard.
Well done and TFS.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-10-07 12:03]

salut Vivian
superbe portrait, les yeux forment de gros orbites attirants. J'aime les teintes harmonieuses, la bonne netteté. Peut-être une amélioration à apporter en limitant la légère surexpo.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-07 12:31]

Hi Vivian

This is a splendid portrait of tihs lovely little owl from you.
I really like the pose you managed to get here - with a very natural look that also made a charming composition here.
The details are really great here - very clear and sharp while the colors, too, very beautiful and natural.
Great work overall!

Bravo nad TFS

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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-01-30 0:20]

Hi Vivian,
really nice close up of this owl. fantastic color and detail, all superbly focused. love those eyes! nice one. thanks for sharing

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