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Tyto alba

Tyto alba
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1749 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-05
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-17 9:12
Viewed: 2526
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tyto alba (Scopoli, 1769)
Barn Owl

Tyto alba is a medium-sized owl with a wingspan of 75–110 cm and a characteristic heart-shaped white face with black eyes. It is the most widely distributed species of owl found almost worldwide.
In Cyprus Tyto alba is a fairly common resident

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Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
What I can say!!!word is not enough for this picture.You have captured this Owl very well with nice natural colour and sharpness.Depth of field and point of view helped this picture to make a place in elite group.Details on wings are excellent.Even you have captured eye contact.So total credit goes to you.Well done.
Thanks for sharing such beautiful creation,
Kind regards,

hallo Christodoulos
This ia again a super shot of you
great sharpness good details and super colours
great shot Chrito i like it
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5084 W: 166 N: 13009] (48434)
  • [2013-03-17 9:52]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic photo of this Barn Owl in great sharpness, details and very beautiful colours. Nice to see it in this pose with eye contact. High quality, as usual.

Hi Chris.

What can say about this absolutely spot photo, all aspects are excellent, one for my favorites.
TFS,regards Bill,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2656 W: 278 N: 4873] (19674)
  • [2013-03-17 10:11]

Hello Christodoulos,
What a magnificent image of this gorgeous Barn Owl. We have Barn Owls here in Ohio, but I have never witness one sitting out in the open like this. You are very fortunat to have spotted this beautiful bird posing so well for you. I would be thrilled to someday capture such a stunning photo as yours. Well done!!

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of fantastic owl on breautiful blurry BG, good DOF, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Christodoulos,
Simply majestic!Great details and clarity,perfectly exposed and taken from a nice PoV,wonderful composition with blurry effects on the BG.
Best regards,

Hello sir...
outstanding pic with very fine sharpness ...the blurred BG is looking so nice....You really did a great work .
good splendid natural colours .Tfs Regards.. LOVISH GARLANI

Hi Christodoulos,
nice photo of the owl. Amazing. Perfect point of view. Great sharpness and details.
Have a nice evening,

Fantastic photo of this Barn Owl in great sharpness, details and very beautiful colours.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 21 N: 1936] (13293)
  • [2013-03-17 12:01]

What a wonderful specimen! What an outstanding capture!




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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5802 W: 89 N: 14912] (62518)
  • [2013-03-17 12:19]

Hi Chris,the pic and the specie are really beautiful,i'm very jealous,why the bird not love me? Eeheheh....I'm going to buy one embalmed and put it on a plant, then do the photo ... ehehe ...my best compliments for this another masterpiece,have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Christodoulos,you have captured the Barn Owl perfectly in a lovely alert pose,the eye contact being especially pleasing.
A great shot.
Best regards Les.

Ciao Christodoulos.
Doppi complimenti bellissima foto di questo esemplare di Gufo tutti i parametri sono all’eccellenza.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

hello Christodoulos
I´d like this shot. Great sharpness good details and super colours


Hi Christodoulos. Wonderfully focused over the whole owl. The DOF makes for a nice backdrop. The contrast of the owl is absolutely perfect. An owl to be proud of. TFS Trevor

Hello Christodoulos.
This is a stunning pose of this pretty owl. The head turn and eyes contact with the camera is amazing. Excellent work as always.
Well done.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 124 W: 0 N: 419] (7497)
  • [2013-03-18 2:00]

Hello Christodoulos,
excellent capture t.alba,excellent details.,regards..

this is really a MASTERPEACE !!!
nothing more to say

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1129 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2013-03-18 6:53]

Hello Christodoulos
Great closed up of that Barn Owl specie that I never had the chance to see .Excellent point of view and outstanding eye contac including that catch light in the eye.Colours are natural and as usual your image is razor sharp with great details.
TFS Michel

Hello Christodoulos,
Great shot.A dream shot....
thanks for sharing...

Hello Christodoulos

Great close-up shot of the Barn Owl, fine POV
giving the beautiful glance and eye-contact,
great focus, sharpness, and details, the catch-light
enhance the photo by rendering it more beautiful, TFS


Ciao Christodoulos. Details and sharp pewrfect with good colour results agains the blurry BG.


Hello Christodoulos,

I have a problem with this picture, I can't write any constructive critique. It's a wonderful photo, it's all I can tell you. It's certainly not useful, I just hope you'll be pleased with that!
Exceptional! Philippe.

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent photograph of this beautiful Barn Owl, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2013-03-19 14:36]

Bonjour Christodoulos, c'est une superbe photo avec une belle harmonie de teinte. Le regard de la dame blanche est remarquable. Congratulations and best regards, Didier.

καλημέρα φίλε!
υπέροχη φωτογραφία, στην Κερκίνη φέτος είχα τη χαρά να γνωρίσω ένα νεαρό φωτογράφο από τη Κύπρο, τον Γιώργο Σπυριδάκη με πραγματική αγάπη και ενθουσιασμό για τη φύση και αυτός τραβάει με 500mm...

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-03-20 6:00]

Hello Christodoulos,
It seem this is one of the most beautiful bird pictures . Outstanding composition ....I like sooooo much the colors matching ! The details are outstanding , alike the POV ! just BEAUTIFUL ! TFS Tina

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 0 N: 468] (5321)
  • [2013-03-20 19:27]

Hola Christodoulos...wow...que hermosa foto de esta preciosa especie, con un fondo espectacular, la luz, el enfoque, los detalles del ave y el entorno son de lo mejor, felicitaciones...

Bonjour Christodoulos,
C'est splendide finement détaillé et délicatement coloré dans une lumière bien maitrisée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2800 W: 0 N: 6695] (25837)
  • [2013-03-24 2:31]

Hello Christodoulos
what a shot. Very wonderfully composed. Looking at the small whit spots on the plumage its drive the eyes into excitement.


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