- jossim (12630)
- [2006-01-08 18:23]
Bonne présentation,l'éclairage fait biens ressortir les détails dans le plumage et le regard de l'oiseau.
Félicitations et merci pour l'envoie.
- liquidsunshine (5437)
- [2006-01-08 18:25]
Nice descriptive note!!! I'm not sure of ID, but I'm sure someone here will know.
It's good to see a post like this from you, you've captured it well. Good clear and sharp detail, good colours and POV.
Thanks for posting, have a good week my friend.
BTW...lisa agrees with you....I'm a cheeky lovebird!!!!
what about you Alli?
- ScottKY (280)
- [2006-01-08 18:32]
Very nice bold shot of the owl. Nice color and detail . I think mabye the border matches too much the eye.
- chiliu (6526)
- [2006-01-08 20:23]
This is good portrait, very sharp and detailed.
great colour and nice frame.
Well done and TFS!
- Dave (2178)
- [2006-01-08 20:40]
My what big eyes you have! All the better to see the little mice you need to make a meal...
Going by my STOKES Field Guide to Birds I'd say this is the Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus.
Identification: 22" Very large; widely spaced ear tufts; yellow eyes; white throat that sometimes continues in a thin V down the chest.
Great picture Alli!
Here is a picture I found on the web for comparison Great Horned Owl
This is the page I got the pic from: Great Horned Owl - Bubo virginianus
Thanks for sharing,
If you stuck to US species, then you would inevitably come to Great Horned Owl. However, this is actually the European Eagle Owl Bubo bubo. It can be separated by the orange eyes, the lack of a dark margin to the facial mask, grey/brown (not chestnut brown) feathering of the (less distinct) facial mask, lack of white "eyebrows" and different markings on the breast feathers. This ID is, of course, reliant on this being a captive bird as the species is not migratory and has probably never been genuinely recorded wild in the USA. This is a nice portrait, although I would have preferred not to have the man-made background (upper right) visible.
Best wishes, Nigel.
- Fisher (8915)
- [2006-01-08 23:02]
Well done on the capture and composition.
- iglootrek (1621)
- [2006-01-09 0:41]
Superb close-up Alli,
Nice POV, colors and details. Like the framing too.
Very nice work !!!
- anavazao (3829)
- [2006-01-09 3:52]
Great picture , details and POV.
- coasties (28054)
- [2006-01-09 4:27]
Nice portrait of Mr Wise Ol' Owl. Lovely big eyes, so clear. Nice work. TFS.
- dew77 (13237)
- [2006-01-09 5:13]
Wonderful portrait.Clear details,POV,colors,sharpness,framing and composition are excellent.Have a nice week!TFS...:-)
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2006-01-09 7:46]
Excellent Owl shot! Very well saturated colors with sharp detail. Gotta luv those eyes. Well done!
- DevendraBhardwa (416)
- [2006-01-09 8:15]
Very nice shot with perfact colours.
Very informative note.
- wishnugaruda (19361)
- [2006-01-09 11:22]
those impressive eyes - wow - I love such close shots of this beautiful bird very much.
Also very good sharpness, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- OdetteVN (386)
- [2006-01-09 12:41]
This is very good. Excellent colours, POV and the details is very good and sharp. Very well done.
- AnimalExplorer (1917)
- [2006-01-09 15:28]
Nice close up portrait of the majestic looking owl Alli, very ninely framed. :)
- thistle (9282)
- [2006-01-09 18:35]
I like the POV and framing here. It's nice to see the owl so close. Details are very good though I think the colours have too much blue. I would try to make them a bit warmer.
Anyway, I like the.
VERY WELL DONE!
- nofer (2307)
- [2006-01-09 20:42]
Suas fotos estão muito boas...!!!
Gosto de corujas e a 'sua' está ótima.
Muito bem executada! Nitidez ótima.
Your photos are very good...!!!
Taste of owls and the 'yours' it is great.
Very well executed! Great clearness.
- marhowie (486)
- [2006-01-11 17:31]
Hello Alli. Well composed with a great POV. Sharp detail, especially seen of the eye. Excellent info. provided also. Well done!
- zeca (2887)
- [2006-01-16 9:13]
I can´t resist to comment a picture like this. I like this bird so much and you caught it in a really nice image. Excelent sharpness, colours and DOF! Tfs, Alli!
Excellent capture of that owl. Focus is clean and sharp. Exposure shows plenty of detail all over. Nice composition and beautifull shallow DOF.
Great work and TFS.
- ddg (5507)
- [2006-01-24 2:59]
Hello Alli, sorry but I forgot this beauty!! Color are gorgeous and sharpness too.What a look!! TFS Didier.