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Bengal Eagle Owl

Bengal Eagle Owl
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Copyright: Steve Fry (suzley) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-19
Categories: Nature, Portrait
Camera: Lumix DMC G 3
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-20 8:06
Viewed: 1881
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bengal Eagle Owl.

Found across Asia, Bengalese Eagle Owls generally grow to about 2 foot in height. They eat small mammals such as rats, mice and medium-sized birds.

Flying uses a lot of energy so owls, like any other bird, only fly when it is necessary - not for fun. They fly to find food, mate or to migrate.

Through winter Ozzie does not fly at all so that he can increase his weight as he uses more energy in cold weather- as do all other mammals including us!

Most owls hunt their prey at night. Bengalese Eagle Owls are an exception. They hunt their prey by day and sleep at night – just like us!

The simple way to tell whether an owl hunts by day or night is by the colour of their eyes. Owls with orange or yellow eyes hunt by day. Owls with blue or brown eyes hunt by night.

Owls cannot move their eyes in their sockets like us, so for them to see around they have to swivel their head. Owls can swivel their heads 180 degrees so they can see directly behind them. They cannot turn a full circle because their heads would fall off!

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Hi Steve,
This is just fantastic work. Really good PP work with excellent details on the owl. Just beautiful ! It's a favorite. TFS Julie


This portrait of owl is impressive!
This PoV gives a powerful impact, his eyes are fantastic details of feathers and sharpness are excellent.

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-08-20 9:11]

Hi Steve, vibrant portrait, due to some pretty good PP work merged with a first class image.I never knew that information about their eye's.TFS


Wow! Awesome macro! Details are so sharp I can the reflection of you in the owl's eye! Good lighting and wonderful colors. Very well done, tfs.

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-08-20 10:18]

Hi Steve,
Excellent POV and great focus with nice bokeh of this macro. WEll done & TFS

Hello Steve,
What a magnificent image! He checks one out with one eye and one ear, the others probably making observation in another direction. Oh ok, can't be looking in different directions at the same time. Very informative note. The colours and definition are just fantastic and so is the background. A fabulous portrait of this beautiful bird. Well done.

Excellent POV, the eye adds impact (has previously stated) and excellent detail. The sky background also adds to the photo.

very nice very good shot
Good lighting and wonderful colors. Very well done

Hi Steve - this is just fantastic - how can you get soo close, I can count the feathers and the little feathers above the eye are adorable.
This is a perfect presentation. Congratulations.
Kind regards Monika

Hi Steve,

A very fine CU of this Bengal Eagle owl. The blur around the edges is very well applied. The most important part of any bird, especially in photography as we all know are the eyes...They are very well captured and really contrast well with the plumage. Very well done. TFS.


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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2012-08-20 13:33]

WOW! What a fantastic portrait of this beautiful owl,dear Steve, amazing sharpness and the eye is the big hit.Absolutely an excellent work.I love the soft blue bg, too.
Regards Rose

Hi Steve,
that's a real 'in your face' shot, I am surprised he didn't have a peck at you - he is not stuffed is he? :)- a really interesting note

Hi, Steve. A lovely portrait of this awesome owl.Great sharpness with clarity and color contrasts managed in this natural photo.
The POV and DOF are well done, and light is nicely managed.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-08-20 20:34]


quel aigle sueprbe avec son beau bec, fantastique cpatage et ce yeus, quelle cpatage de ce rapace, grandisoe.

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2012-08-20 23:53]

Hi Steve,
Lovely PoV for this beautiful bird, the view gives a sense of power in the creature. Nice sharp focus and great PP work to bring that eye out. Nice one. Best wishes


A exceptional closeup capture of an exceptional owl, Steve ;O))

Great details of its facial features, especially the eye is the "eye-catcher"!
Nice clarity and well kept contrast with amazing PP work in the scene.
The light and exposure are well done, and colors are natural.
Good job!

Kind regards,
Paras ;)

Hi Steve, now that is a unique birds eye view.. It is certainly a sharp image with the details in the feathers being very clear. Looks like he is trying very hard to ignore you. Fiona

Hi Steve,
Very very impressive image of this owl, excellent sharpness with perfect and natural details especially that one big beady eye.The tones and colours on its feathers are prominent and the BG is most fitting.I learnt something today from your interesting note as well, thanx.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2012-08-21 8:01]

Hi Steve!
Spectacular close-up! Splendid lighting.
Original POV with impressive details of the plumage. The bokeh effect around adds beauty to the portrait.
Very well done: congratulations.
ciao! Vanda

Hi Steve,
Beautiful close-up of this Bengal Eagle Ow,
great details and sharp presentation of the plumage and the eye of the bird,
Excellent pose and portrait,
colors well done too,

Hi Steve...nice shot...very artistic treatment of the light. Perfect focus with a nice unusual point of view...well done.


Bonjour Steve
Superbe très gros plan; very nice presentation and pow

best regards

salam Steve,
Good job! You have made a comics portrait! It's like a scene of an animation. Foggy rounded corners, and an eye on the hidden side, while a little black circle shows off as to be a pirate's eye cover, has made the picture exceptional. TFS.

Hello,absolutely stunning!Superb colors and sharpness for a very artistic cmposition.All the best,Otto.

Stunning resolution and sharpness, with a nice feathered border.

Bonjour Steve,

Etonnant à regarder cet oiseau, quel œil puissant!
Portrait impressionnant, belle réussite pour cette macro, excellente netteté et couleurs au naturel.
Mes compliments Monsieur Steve. TFS
Agréable dimanche. Salutations.

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  • dale54 (452)
  • [2013-10-12 14:31]

hello...what a amazing shot..like this softfocus BG!well taken too! dale

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