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Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl
Photo Information
Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-04 7:37
Viewed: 3597
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus, is a very large owl. It reaches a length of 50-60 cm (1'8"-2'), a wingspan of 135-145 cm (4'6"-4'10"), and weighs 1000-2500 grams, with females being larger than males.

Adults have large ear tufts, a reddish face, a white patch on the throat and yellow eyes. The ear tufts are not actually ears, but just tufts of feathers. The underparts are light with brown barring; the upper parts are mottled brown. The legs and feet are covered in feathers up to the talons. There are individual and regional variations in colour; birds farther north are paler.

Shooting Date/Time
3/02/2007 14:04:25
Shooting Mode
Shutter-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
70.0 - 200.0mm
Focal Length

PP in PS CS2


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To Dan: Bette Davisvanderschelden 1 02-04 12:29
To wuta: Dank u Teunievanderschelden 1 02-04 08:02
To Adanac: Thanksvanderschelden 1 02-04 07:59
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Bonjour Annick
tu étais à Olmen avec Gallezeric ? je pense bien qu'il s'agit du même individu photograhier ;-))
Très beau portrait de ce hiboux,belle netteté et gestion des couleurs. Bravo
Salutations Robi

Hi Annick,
Impressive the portrait of this owl!
Really great clear and razorsharp details.
It has such a great illumination...did you use a fill flash?
Nothing to grumble only congratulations.
Thanks for share and best regards,

Hello Annick,
Just a superb owl closeup, depth of field is great, focus is tack sharp, colors pop and composition is grand, another winner.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-02-04 8:00]
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Goede middag Annick , Een hele gave foto wat een beauty ,prachtige ogen heel scherp in een woord ~exellent Groeten Teunie .

Hello Annick;)
As usual - a great photo;) Detailed with super colours.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-02-04 8:51]

Hallo Annick,
a really amazing glance and impressively presented eyes. A beautiful portrait of the owl.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Annick!
Very nice portrait with good DOF and nice, intensive colours :)
Best greetings,

Hi Annick,
Very sharp and well exposed picture. Great color contrast. Congratulations,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-04 10:07]

Hi Annick

What a big beauty!
This is definately one of the most beautiful and impressive owl species...i remember seeing one at an exibision and i was very impressed by the size and the lovely colors on it.
Exactly like in this case, the pattern on the plummage and the tones of the feathers are outstanding and the details here are gorgeous!
The POV is impeccable and the BIG eyes looks terrific!
Splendid composition!

Bravo and TFS

Can't add anything that hasn't been said. It is a gorgeous owl. Just curious about the circumstances around the shot.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-02-04 12:00]

Hi Annick.
Beautiful very sharp portrait of this owl.Amazing colours and perfect DOF.
Well done!
TFS and greetings,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-04 12:06]

Hello Annick,
Magnificent portrait.Clear eyes are amazing.POV,BG,colors,details and framing are also excellent.

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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2007-02-04 12:22]
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Hi Annick,
Yuor great photo enhance my love for owls. Why
I remember the song " Bette Davis eyes " looking at this portrait? Superb, splendid!

Very nice shot Annick.I like this a lot. Very well done. tfs. Stev

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-02-04 13:33]

Hello Annick,
lovely close up. POV, details and sharpness are great. The focus ist perfectly on the eyes which are realy intense.
you did a great job.

Hi Annick
Top shot..
Well composed, and those eyes are AMAZING!! :)
Very well done mf.

Salut Annick
Très beau et intéressant portrait pour cette chouette. Jolies couleurs et bonne profondeur de champ.
merci et au revoir...JP

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-04 15:09]

Maravilloso retrato, genial encuadre y textura, colores y nitidez, excelente, saludos Annick

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-04 15:46]

Hello Annick

WOW! Just like a painting.The details are sharp and the plumage is outstanding.The eyes are superb.Excellent portrait of this owl.TFS


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-02-04 21:39]

A perfect framing of this beautiful owl, Annick.
Love those big orange eyes.
Excellent focus and exposure, yielding lovely details.
Fantastic POV showing the classic 3/4 profile.
TFS. : )

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-02-04 22:14]

Superbe portrait et beau regard perçant.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-02-05 3:41]

Hi Annick.
Once more your perfect portrait. I love eyes of this charming owl. In them I see cleanliness, calmness and wisdom that often does not suffice people. The reproduction of feathers, their colours, texture is great. I also like the delicate colour tone and blurriness of the BG. BRAVO. Superb portrait work. My best wishes and TFS.

Hi Annick

Stunning shot. This eye are just awesome! Clear sharp and bright! Impressive shot! :-)

Hi Annick,
So beautiful portrait!
Perfect job!

Hi Annick,
Impressive portrait, razorsharp details.


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