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Copyright: Jean Michel Peers (JeanMichel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 87 N: 938] (2864)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM, Digital ISO 400, Hoya HMC UV(0)
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-11-28 9:43
Viewed: 4929
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hibou des Marais (F), Short-eared Owl (UK/US), Velduil (NL), Sumpfohreule (D), Gufo di palude (I), Lechuza campestre (E), Jorduggla (S), Bolotnaya Sova (Ru).
This medium-sized owl (wingspan: 1m) lives in marshes where there are bushes, wet prairies and peat-bogs.
It is a migratory species in Northern Europe, but sedentary more south in Europe. Some are living in North Africa.
Partially diurnal, it lives on small rodents, mainly voles. Nests on the ground.
They have two egrets on the top of the head, hardly visible when at rest, but raised like two ears when in alert. Females and males are very similar.
This shot was taken at "Le Bois des Aigles" in Normandy.
More about the Short-eared Owl here
Plus d'informations sur le Hibou des Marais ici

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-11-28 9:55]

Hello Jean Michel,
Wonderful that you were able to get close enough to get this shot. It isn't 100% sharp but this is a very good attempt in the wild.
TFS, regards, Ivan

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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2006-11-28 10:20]

Pas facile de photographier un oiseau comme celui-là. Je trouve que l'image est très réussie avec ses couleurs de fond d'automne.
Jean Louis.

Hi Jean Michel,
this is very nice picture of this beauty. This owl is more day active than most of the owls up here.
It's not easy to capture but you did well with your macro-lens. Well composed, good POV and nice colours.
Well done.

Una imagen preciosa. Bellos detalles, una nitidez estupenda. Buen POV, DOF y BG.
Muchos saludos, JL.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2006-11-28 11:14]

Hello JeanMichel,
Thank you for share this very nice composition of a short eared owl with us. I like the natural background with the light beam on the leaves just behind him. As will most owls the eyes look to be looking straight through you. Lovely capture hopefully when I get my chance at one I could do so well. Thanks Again Rick.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-28 11:16]

Hello Jean Michel,
Magnificent capture.Expression on face is amazing.I liked POV,clear details,sharpness,eye contact and composition a lot.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-11-28 11:59]

Wonderful look - the eyes are magnificent. Lovely details and a nice composition



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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-11-28 13:08]

Hello Jean michel , Fantastic shot ,realy great capture from the Owl ,beauty eyes bg colours compositie sharpnes and framing ,very good job ,Greetings Teunie .

Hello Jean Michel,
pose is excellent, great work. Very good sharpness, details, colours and composition. Thanks for sharing.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-11-28 15:01]

Una bella captura Jean Michel con impactante mirada muy bien retratada.
Me agrada el punto de vista y el colorido suave de la imagen.
El foco es buena al igual que la agudeza, aunque parece algo soft, quizás por la baja velocidad del disparo.
Buen encuadre y presentación general.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo

Beautiful capture Jean Michel with impacting glance very well depicted.
I like the point of view and the soft colors of the image.
The focus is good the same as the sharpness, although it seems something soft, maybe for the low speed of the shot.
Good framing and general presentation.
Thank you and greetings... Ricardo

Jean, a lovely capture - well framed with the bird looking at you. I think the colours are a little dull due to the lighting and as has been commented it is slightly out of focus. I have tried to imrpove on that in the workshop attached. Best wishes Phil. C

Hi Jean Michel,
Good job!
Nice compo.

Hello jean, excellent work, great details, very crisp, nicly compoded and capture photo, Perfect colors, excllent Job,

TFS Kyle

Salut Jean-Michel,
Il est superbe ce hibou des Marais. J'aime beaucoup cette prise de vue, les détails, la composition et surtout ce regard étonné qu'il vous lance. Bel environnement naturel. Vous avez été chanceux de voir ce bel oiseau. Merci,
PS, vous avez vraiment une superbe galerie que je ne connaissait pas vraiment; toutes mes félicitations!

Hola Jean Michel,
Me parece una gran toma por la calidad y dificultad en realizar este tipo de fotos ya que estos pájaros no son nada accesibles, enhorabuena. Un saludo

Belle photo,sa petite figure toute ronde est superbe,ses yeux sont magnifiques et son pelage extra. Thomas

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