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Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl
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Copyright: Yoram Shpirer (shpirery) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 88] (1359)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 1D MkII N, 24-105 is L f4.0
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Coasties Favourites, 5 favs. and up - PART 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-11 15:08
Viewed: 7399
Favorites: 6 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Long-eared Owl nestling in Israel in abandoned nest of the Hooded Crow.
We start find nests of the Long-eared Owl only 18 years ego, today they are very common in Israel and we find them from the north part of Israel to the Negev, in every place. I photographed this to young Long-eared Owl not far away from the city Ashqelon.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-02-11 15:13]

Hi Yoram,
The afternoon light looks so beautiful on htme. Great focus, clarity, composition and sharpness. I liked the expressions you caught. Very well done.

Hello Yoram.

Excellent imge. very good details and colors.
Great composition.

Jose Luis.

Yoram your work is superb, I am so jealous of this shot!
Infinite detail in the subjects and fantastic eyes. You've really thrown that background out of focus.

So how far away were these guys? Looking at your focal range they must have been pretty comfortable with you so close!

The sun has warmed the picture up and given a soft inviting light. Lovely composition with the branch leading us in.

Fantastic stuff, the shot of a real pro.

great, perfect pic, toda, Ori

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-11 15:25]

Hi again, Yoram

Another superb capture from you!
The look on these two lovely owl's faces is priceless! :))
I really love the great contrast here between those big eyes and the rest of the plumage or entire frame for that matter.
The sharpness is again impeccable and the DOF is outstanding, blurring the BG nicely.
The frontal POV is excellent and the lighting and exposure are exceptional.
Terrific work!

Bravo and TFS

Excelletnt portrait Yoram.
Very good tones and crop, excellent patient to wait for him.
Very well done. tfs. Stev

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  • babak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 234] (1202)
  • [2007-02-11 15:38]

Wooooow , This is very very nice shot of this young Long eared owl

Hi Yoram
Excelletnt portrait,Great composition and colors.

Very well done.

Hello Yoram
This is a great portrait of your Long-eared Owl babies. Nicely captured as they stand waiting for their mom to bring them some food. The lighting is nice and soft and brings out the detail and colours in their feathers. Nicely done.
TFS Janice

Looks like these little guys have some ear growing to do yet They are precious and your photo is outstanding. I love all the tan shades and those wonderful yellow eyes. It is super.

Evelynn : )

wow amazing shot

Hi Yoram,
This is a fantastic photo, very artistic. Colors are beautiful, light and sharpness are very good. Composition is perfect. I love it!
Regards, Krzysztof.

Hello Yoram,
Very nice picture of young owls. I like the POVa dn general composition. Colours are also very nice - warm and intensive.
Another plus for the note :)
Greetings from Poland,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-11 18:28]

Magnífico Yoram, preciosa captura y originales aves, color y bella iluminación, buen pov. saludos

Hello Yoram,
Very photogenic pair, lovely capture.
Excellent on all counts.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-02-11 21:51]

Excellent shot,great eye contact!!Liked warm lighting here,nice POV&Composition..TFS!!

Hi Yoram

These guys are great! Love the surprised expressions and thos big bright eyes! Awesome shot! :-)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-02-12 2:32]

This is just wonderful, Yoram.
I love it. : )
The sharp details really show the fuzziness of these young owls, and the nice markings on their young feathers. Excellent view of the budding long ears and those impressive talons. But the best part is those incredible and very expressive eyes. I also like the monochromatic effect, the warm colors, and the beautiful light.
Congratulations on a prize-winner. : )

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-12 7:34]

Otra exitosa presentación Yoram con excelente agudeza y colorido, gracias al apropiado foco y DOF, además de la correcta iluminación que brinda excelentes detalles de las aves y su entorno.
Me encanta la armonía de colores capturados y la estética ubicación de la percha dentro de la composición.
Un cordial saludo desde Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Another successful presentation Yoram with excellent sharpness and coloring, due to the appropriate focus and DOF, besides the correct illumination that offers excellent details of the birds and their environment.
I love the harmony of captured colors and the aesthetic location of the hanger inside the composition.
A cordial greeting from Buenos Aires... Ricardo

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-02-12 8:24]

Hi Yoram,
This is perfect lovely pair of goggle eyed youngsters, beautiful light & composition.You must have been able to ge very close.
Badruddin Ali

Hi Yoram,

Here is another great capture of yours! The two fluffy owls look very good in the afternoon sun! It is a very well composed image with a beautiful diagonal branch and warm colors. The details are stunning and the soft shadows preserve them very well. But the thing I like most in your picture are the expressions in the owls' face. I can't explain in words what exactly is in their expressions but somehow they look like me and my brother when we were young. :) In conclusion, I find your picture not only technically correct and artistically apealing, but also funny (sorry). With your permission I will add it to my favourites. Excellent work! Thank you!

Warmest Regards,

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-02-12 12:26]

Bonjour Yoram
Excellente image pour le sujet, le cadrage, la netteté et les couleurs. Bravo
Amicalement Robi

Congratulations ...

Bonsoir Yoram
Bienvenu sur le site de TN
C'est une superbe photo en portrait que ces deux Jolis hiboux avec ses yeux qui en imposent.Très belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et les détails sont tous très bons.
Bravo et merci...JP

Excellent choice of the lighting time table for this perfect exposure that shows fantastic details and coloration. :)

Hi Yoram,

Very good details and colors.
Great composition.


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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-03-30 13:32]

Hello Yoram , Fantastic shot ,great compositie warme colours light details his eyes , i love it , tfs Greetings Teunie .

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