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White Faced Scops Owl


White Faced Scops Owl
Photo Information
Copyright: Mark Oxley (MojoUK) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 7 N: 328] (1479)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Digital ISO 200
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-08 18:01
Viewed: 6390
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken at the Cotswold Wildlife Park.

Minimal PP, converted from RAW, adjustment of levels and sharpening after resize.

Small, grey nocturnal Owl 19-24cms in length. It is generally insectivorous, although they may take small birds, rodents and other small mammals. To catch their prey they jump down from an open perch. Their habitat consists of scrub and bush, woodland with sparse ground cover. Acacia forests and savannas. They are resident throughout most of Africa south of the Sahara.

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  • Great 
  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-08 18:09]

Hi Mark,

What a great shot and soooo cute, superb composition and POV, the detail is lovely and crisp, the colours are beautiful and the lighting is great, love the eyes.

TFS Hilary :)

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-09-08 18:19]

Hey Mark,
excellent detail and compo. on this owl,
good POV, DOF and lighting :)
Cheers,
Vishal Sabharwal

Great shoot..............!!!!!!!!

  • Great 
  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2006-09-08 18:48]

Hi Mark
Very good sharpness, as the DOF and POV, i liked the very dark background and the fantastic colored eyes of the owl.
well done.
Taba

Wow,

Vivid colors of the eyes and sharp details of the feathers
Good work !!!

  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-09-08 21:20]

Excellent portrait,tout est parfaits.

Merci Mark!
joseph

  • Great 
  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-09-08 22:52]

Fantastic shot of this amazing owl, Mark.
Those huge orange eyes really fascinate me.
Great POV showing very sharp details in beautiful light.
TFS. : )

Hi Mark,
This is really well done! Details are amazing along with excellent DOF, POV and composition. He has incredible eyes, wow! TFS,
Claudine

Jello Mark,

excellent dettails, very crisp, nice colors, excellent details, very well done,

TFS Kyle

  • Great 
  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-09-09 8:33]

Hi Mark,

The contrats in this capture is magnificent. Look at those eyes and the black background. Wonderful!
TFS.

regards,
Zeno.

  • Great 
  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-09 9:20]

Una impactante mirada y un espectacular plumaje resumen la belleza de esta ave.
Muy buen retrato Mark con nitidez, buen control de la luz y adecuado POV y encuadre.
Saludos... Ricardo

An impacting glance and a spectacular plumage resume the beauty of this bird.
Very good portrait Mark with clarity, good control of the light and adequate POV and framing.
Greetings... Ricardo

... later

Hi Mark,
This is a really great shot on this White Faced Scops Owl. Perfect exposure has really brought out the colors and intricate detail in the plumage. The eyes on this little guy are amazing. EXCELLENT!
scott

Excellent capture Mark, I like it..
The eyes are very clear and sharp, lovely orange color.
Very good DOF, exposure, detail, framing and a perfect POV. Well seen from this dark BG as well :)
Very well done!

  • Great 
  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2006-09-09 13:10]

All I can say is WOW! Fantastic shot.

Jane

Hi Mark

Well done on a great shot. Lovely details you show here. Good POV, nice catchlight in the eyes. TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-09-13 15:31]

That's really terrific, both the bird and your shot I mean! Nice compo with beautiful detailand excellent colours.
TFS, Ulla

  • Great 
  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-02-26 9:45]

Fabulous!
Joey

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-05-08 14:50]

Hello Mark,
Amazing photo. The best I've ever seen of this Owl.
Beautiful colours against the black BG in an excellent light.
Regards,
Peter

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