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Eagle Owl

Eagle Owl
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, 300 mm 1:2.8 with 1.4 CANON extender
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-21 13:26
Viewed: 4230
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear Friends on TN
leaving Luxembourg for 3 weeks to go birdwatching in Southern Spain I will not be online for some time.

I dedicate this picture, which surely is one of my favourites and I am very proud of, to my best friend Caroline who, not so long ago in April this year showed me this site and who uploaded my first picture. Only after a few days I recognized the enormous potential of learning and finding friends worldwide sharing the same passion on TN. Thanks CARO!

The picture shows an female Eagle Owl at the nest in the very early evening, when I checked the site to count the juveniles for our national survey.
Eagle Owls were extinct in Luxembourg in the early 20 century and started breeding again around 1970, after a reintroduction scheme in Germany reestablished a population in the near Eifel mountains. Nowadays we have 20-25 territories occupied every year. Another great success story of nature protection.
See you soon

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thanks tom!:-)
exceptional picture!you can be proud of it!and proud of your work with nature!
perfect choice of image!:-)
see u

Hi Tom,
Great shot, I love the expresion of this spectacular birds.


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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-08-21 14:34]

Wow, Tom! This is surely a photo to be proud of! How great!

I know that you will have a wonderful time down there.... I envy you quite a bit!!! Be careful with the whine though..;o)

You can compensate for that by taking great photos for us (and I know you will).

Hi Tom,

I like this picture very much. It really is nice, I hope you did not disturb them too much. :-) Well done.


bonjour Tom

superbe couleurs et détails des plumes de la Maman
et que dire de ses yeux rouge orange, très beau regard

s'il n'était pas des yeux et des becs (surtout des yeux)
des petits j'aurais eu de la difficulté à les voir dans l'image



nice family, TFS Ori

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-08-22 0:12]

Bonjour Tom,
Magnifique cette image. Et quel regard! Tu peux vraiment être fier de cette image. Et de plus elle a l'air d'avoir été prise dans un environnement sauvage. Adorable les deux petits que je n'avais d'abord même pas vus. Mais ceux-ci expliquent le regard de Madame la Chouette. Bravo.
Merci et bonne journée

Hi Tom,
perfect capture of eagle owl. Excellent details and sharpness. red eyes great. POV and composition very nice. good notes. thanks.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-08-22 8:47]

Hi Tom,
a fantastic scene you have recorded here, it's great to see those healthy looking chicks being so well looked after. Great eye contact with the mother (and they really are amazing eyes), excellent exposure in a tricky situation and lovely detail throughout. Great shot Tom, well done!

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-08-22 14:32]

Hi Tom,
WOW!! Excellent capture of the Owl with brood. Absolutely beautiful. The eyes are amazing. Very well composed.


Bufff, un día querré "cazar" un ave de ese tipo yo. Una preciosa toma en su hábitat con fabulosos colores y gran sensación de realismo. El encuadre está muy conseguido. ( No le digas a ningún fotógrafo donde está ese nido o no podrán descansar jajaja ).
Un abrazo tom y enhorabuena por esta gran fotografía !!

Hi Tom,
Incredible eyes on this Owl.
Very fine capture showing good feather detail color and patterns.
Almost missed the young ones.

bonjour tom
oh!vous semblez avoir surpris ce hibou,j'adore sont regard rouge perçant.bonne netteté et l'usage du flash est parfitement maitrisé.

Hi Tom,
A beautiful capture of this beautiful owl. The bright red eyes are excellently captured. Very good details and excellent composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-08-25 13:38]

Hi Tom

Those eyes are amazing! She hides well by blending into the colours of the rocks but those eyes really give her away. It is an amazing sight to see, especially with the chicks, and you have captured it so well with sharp details.



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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-08-25 22:21]

Tom, this is really great. Amazing eye contact.

I enjoy sharpness and saturation too.

Of course the owlets are a great bonus.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-08-26 10:56]

Hi Tom.
Thanks for visiting of my pages and kind words also as opportunity to watch your nice pictures.

I like excellently done shot and very attractive subject. Owl and its babies are reproduced very well. I like razor sharpness of the bird image, perfectly saturated rich colours, superb composition of the shot and excellent exposure parameters and flash work. Note is great too. My compliments and TFS.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-09-03 6:02]

Hello Tom, yes indeed that's a great capture ! A beautiful bird with her youngsters, sharp and well exposed ! Thanks,


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-21 19:09]

Hello Tom

A brilliant capture.The eye contact is superb.The eye details and colour are superb.The composition with the chicks is wonderful.This is a photo to be proud of.Excellent POV and DOF.TFS


Hi Tom,
I don't know how you managed to get close enough to take this picture! This is an awsome photo; focus, exposure, composition are all exellent plus the surprise look on the owl. Great photo! TFS


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-10-04 14:46]

Hello Tom,
What a splendid capture of this owl family, camera work is superb and the subject are beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2007-10-13 16:42]


Amazing picture, great details et quel regard perçant. Bravo pour cette exceptionnelle capture!


Salut Tom,
La bete est superbe (j'imagine que Caroline aussi).
Bien amicalement.

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