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Pearl - Spotted Owlet (Couple)

Pearl - Spotted Owlet (Couple)
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes, Birds Of South Africa - Part 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2019-01-19 12:09
Viewed: 349
Points: 16
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Pearl - Spotted Owlet (Glaucidium perlatum)

I have captured this 'Pearl - Spotted Owlet' couple at night at Kruger National Park during our staying at Pretorioukop Rest Camp. My wife helped me focusing torch light on them and obviously I used flash.

Pearl - Spotted Owlet is a small Owl that breeds in Sun-saharaan Africa. It has longish tail and yellow eyes. The upper parts are rich brown, heavily spotted with white. The flight is deeply undulating.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-01-19 14:36]

HI Srikumar,what say...this is a masterwork,the example of your endless class,great capture in the night of the owls with the moon in background,very very well done! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2019-01-19 16:58]

Hi Srikumar
This is a great capture, perfectly exposed.
The moon is a nice bonus.


Hello Srikumar,
Lovely composition with the two Pearl-Spotted Owlet face to face. Despite the light conditions the details and colors are excellent. Outstanding capture.


great shot Sri
very nice composition and good light
nice to see this pic
gr lou

This need passion. Looking like a painting. Great job Srikumar.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2019-01-20 22:10]

very beautiful...

Hi Srikumar,

The presence of the moon is an asset to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the Pearl-Spotted Owlets. The sharpness is very good. Have a nice day.


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