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The Owl

The Owl
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Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-16
Categories: Pets
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 55-200 f/4.5-5.6G ED
Exposure: f/9.4, 1/650 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Owls from around the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-23 8:26
Viewed: 1441
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This owl was in an Falcon Show amd I captured some shots.
Its golden color was really eye-catching!
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Hi Francis

This is a fine shot of this owl.
It's colours are eye catching and the details are really clear.

Regards Derek

Hello Francis!
Great owl portrait with good detail and clarity!
Nice colours and perspective!
Best regards!

Nice shot here Francis! These things are vicious when cornered, you were brave to get so close! But at a show they are more used to humans! Nice DOF! Excellent colors!

Bonsoir Francis.
Splendide image et réussite sur tous les points.
Les couleurs sont parfaites. La netteté montre bien tous les détails dans le plumage.

Hi Francis,
My compliments! What an excellent portrait of this owl! Superb sharpness and contrast.
The details of the feathers are very well shown. Great natural colours. I will add this image to my favorites.

Hi Francis,
WoW!! What a great owl with great sharpness and colors, Excellent details and light, Excellent POV. and eye catching portrait of this owl..
All my compliments

Great POV, nice focus, colors and details, Francis. I really like it! Congratulations and TFS, my friend.

Have a great weekend!

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2009-05-23 14:31]

Hi Francis, this is a most beautiful portrait of the owl. Excellent work. TFS.
Regards Rose

Great shot - clean and clear, good sharp detail - did you use flash? I'm trying to figure out the source of that catclight in the owl's eye - with beautifully soft background.

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-05-23 18:13]

HI Francis
Be it a male or female, its a wow shot to me.
The feathers are tack sharp, the eye has a great reflection and I swear this bird posed when he saw your camera.
Fantastic shot.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
  • [2009-05-23 18:23]

Bonsoir Francis Xavier,

Great portrait of this owl. Nice sharp image, well exposed. Shallow DOF help to concentrate attention on main subject. Very nice shot. TFS.


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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 25 N: 122] (555)
  • [2009-05-23 18:31]

Hi Francis,

Very detailed and colorful shot of that owl. I can almost feel the texture of its plumage -- I don't think that I would try that, however -- its beak looks quite purposeful! TFS.


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  • suzy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 36 N: 1214] (4355)
  • [2009-05-23 21:22]

hi Francis,

can't help not looking at owls, and this one caught my attention immediately, what a great fantastic capture, very sharp, the golden colors on the plumage, the contrast, the pose and the DOF all look amazing and just perfect.. superb owl portait nicely framed and presented...

have a nice day

Ciao Francis Xavier, splendid portrait with fantastic details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hey Francis,

superb shot of an "creature" I really love, and can say respect. Great tones and crop.

Have a nice day!

Hello francis,
Woooow what a perfect clarrity,, colors and composition...stunning portrait
Selahattin E

HI Francis...great shot..wonderful details and light...nice work.


Hello Francis!

What beautiful owl!
Lovely details and colors. The composition is lovely too and the bg fantastic.
Well doned!


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2009-05-25 1:56]

Hello Francis Xavier
I love these owls - such strange faces. You show him well with his strong colourful details
Well done

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-05-25 5:27]


Fantastique portrait de ce Falcon, quelle beauté sur le plumage et ce regard, avec son beau bec, grandiose image.

bravo merci et maitié


great portrait shot of an owl. nice details, the colors are great! well done! tfs! -angelo

Hi Francis
Its amazing shot wih excellent focus
The birds made you great pose, the colors and lighting are perfect my friend, BRAVO
TFS. Alireza

Great composition with excellent detail in the feathers...like the catch light in the eye.

Hi Francis,
Absolutely beautiful closeup of this amazing bird...I love owls!
Amazing colors, texture and DOF.

hi francis
very beautiful shot nice closeup of this owl .good pov.

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