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Bubo virgianus occidentalis

Bubo virgianus occidentalis
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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: 2007-06-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-20 11:04
Viewed: 5521
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bubo virgianus occidentalis

This is a 3 year old Bubo virgianus occidentalis; photo taken in Artis, Amsterdam.

The Great Horned Owl , Bubo virginianus, is a very large owl native to North and South America. It is an adaptable bird with a vast range, though it is not as widespread as the Barn Owl.

The breeding habitat of the Great Horned Owl extends almost throughout both North America and South America. The habitats they can take up residence in include deciduous, coniferous, and mixed forests, tropical rainforests, pampas, prairie, mountainous areas, deserts, subarctic tundra, rocky coasts, mangrove swamps, and some urban areas. Though less common in the more extreme areas (i.e. the heart of the deserts, extremely dense rainforests) and missing from the high Arctic tundra, they are found in most habitats.

Camera Model
Shooting Date/Time
16/06/2007 14:47:22
Shooting Mode
Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
98.0 - 280.0mm
Focal Length

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Another excellent picture from you. The moment is ust right. The focus and details are perfect.

- Murali

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2007-06-20 11:20]

Hi Annick,
Great portrait capture of this owl.
Excellelnt sharpness and details.
The POV and colors are outstanding.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-06-20 11:58]

Hola Annick.- Que agradable y fina foto. Los colores del plumaje de este Buho son muy hermosos. Los ojos en color amarillo son espectaculares. Alta nitidez y gran claridad en tu foto. Saludos Luis52.

Annick wonderful details. Very sharp. Good POV and BG. Well done, Regards, Kiran

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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2007-06-20 12:16]

Hi Annick, excellent portrait of this owl. Colors and details super. Great moment.

Hello Annick
What a great portrait of this Great Horned Owl, Perfect focusing,lighting and sharpness,
Fantastic colors and POV,Superb shot.


This is a very beautiful picture.The sharpness and BG is excellent.TFS

Hi Annick ,

A lovely portrait , with great details and sharpness , picture perfect , love the POV and everything else in this pic.



Great portrait of this Great Horned Owl, perfect pov. I like the colors.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-06-20 14:16]

Hello Annick,
Perfect photo of this Horned Owl. Super sharp, great details, colours, POV, focus and BG. Excellent timing.

Hello Annick,
Excellent photo with great pov!
sharpness and details are perfect

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-20 15:46]

Hi Annick,

Wonderful portrait of the Great Horned Owl. Fantastic colors and details - love those yellow eyes. Your notes surprised me because this is our most common owl here in the desert. In fact, it's the only one I have seen.


Hi Annick,
A great portrait shot! The colors and detail in this owl are outstanding. Nice frame filling composition. Love the pose!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-06-21 3:01]

Hello Annick,
This one is real up-close.
Excellent details of this great horned owl with the tufted ears, huge yellow eye, and beak wide-open.
The feathers have such a pretty mottled pattern, perfect for camouflage.
TFS. : )

Hi Annick,
Another bird I have not seen before and a photograph full of definition. I would like to see it as a tight crop portrait, left and bottom cropped tight. I bet it loks stunning.
Well done,

Hey Annick,
The owl looks almost surprised. Great timing and a well caught expressionable look. Wonderful detail and sharpness, especially the eye.

Hello Annick,
Excellent capture! Greta DOF and very good timing (I can imagine that this owl was not very happy that you were taking a picture ;>). Sharpness, POV and colours are also very nice.
TFS and have a nice afternoon!

Excellent. Clarity, Pose, detail, Pose and background are just awesome. Kudos! Cheers, Klaus

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-06-21 20:05]

Hi Annick,
Well capture moment Annick, showing great detail inside his mouth and of course those beautiful eyes. Another great job Annick, thanks for sharing.

Ah! Amazing, fantastique, quel magnifique gros plan clair, net.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-06-22 7:40]

What a eyes!!Love the expression,good details...TFS!!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-06-24 23:25]
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Hi Annick

I see i've missed some of your last photos, but i looked at them now and i have to tell you that i really like them all. They're great!

I must also say that this one is my favorite of them and i really want to congratulate you for this impeccable timing.
The expression on this owl's face here is fantastic!
Superb details and DOF, too.

Cheers and TFS

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