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The eyes, the eyes...

The eyes, the eyes...
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Copyright: Elroyie David (elroyie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 87 N: 1482] (6439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-16 10:32
Viewed: 5415
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Little owl grown chick that was interested in me, the little ones are very curious to the new world and they are trying to find out everything that around them, like my car :)
They stood on my car and staired at me, it was very funny to see their look.
In this picture the little owl is standing on the car's mirror, I used my 150mm lens to take this portrait.
This is full-frame picture, I hope you will like it.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-09-16 10:37]

How wonderful that they got so habituated to you, Elroyie.
They seem to be so comfortable allowing you to come close.
A wonderful portrait with beautiful light and incredible details.
I do love those eyes and that curious stare.
TFS. : )

Nice catch Elroyie!
Nice sharp eyes, excellent depth of field.
Wonderful composition great point of view.

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  • takos1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
  • [2006-09-16 11:25]

Ciao Elroye,
ottimo ritratto, bei colori e bei particolari, bravo!

Ciao e grazie.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-09-16 11:32]

Hi Elroyie,
An excellent pose, portrait, eyes and composition. A good opportunity to capture this lovely bird!
TFS, José M.

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-09-16 11:35]

Hi Elroyie,
beautiful portrait,
great sharpness and detail along with B/G
Weel appreciate :)
Vishal Sabharwal

Lucky you had a camera in hand to take this great pic!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-09-16 12:37]

Hello Elroyie,
What a great capture and to use your car to accomplish such a sharp and well composed close-up of the Little Owl. Well done!
TFS, regards, Ivan

Wonderful photo, brilliant composition and POV! TFS - Xplorator Radu

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-09-16 12:55]

You have caught this owl really well. The composition is really wonderful and the detail and colours are excellent.


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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-09-16 13:07]


Very nice capture and composure. The detail is fantistic.



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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-16 13:35]

Muy buen primer plano Elroyie con detalles bien marcados en el plumaje y una mirada penetrante bien capturada.
El fondo logrado colabora realzando la silueta del ave.
Saludos... Ricardo

Very good close up Elroyie with very marked details in the plumage and a penetrating well captured glance.
The background achieved collaborates enhancing the silhouette of the bird.
Greetings... Ricardo

Ooooohhhh - that's marvelous!!!
Hi Elroyie - this owl is so beautiful - very impressive eyes and you captured it so close, the sharpness is excellent.
Thanks, I love it
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Elroyie,
Very nice shot of this little owl! Great POV and DOF! Colours are great too! Well done!


Yes, Elroyie the eyes are stunning. Besides that, the photo is beautiful, with perfect details and colors and excellent use of light. The OOF BG is perfect.

P.S. What kind of car are you driving, that they like it? I need one too :)

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-16 18:55]

Hi Elroyie,

What a stunning shot, excellent pose and composition, the detail is so crisp and the colours are lovely with a great BG too. I love the eyes so bright and watchful.

TFS Hilary :o)

Hi Elroyie

Just perfect. No nits here! :-)

Another beautiful shot Elroyie.
Absolutely magnificent. The pose, details and exposure. Everything.
Well done.
Regards, Krzysztof.

Excellent quality and framing..
Very nice work!

Fascinant regard.
Bonne journée.

great face, toda, Ori

To cool Elroyie, this one really gets your attention. This capture has been very well executed with the best possible settings, you have managed to keep excellent lighting on both the light and the dark side of your subject without under or over exposing. Very nice aperature setting. Well done. :)

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