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Great Horned Owlet

Great Horned Owlet
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Copyright: Doug Brown (dB_grafix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 9 N: 624] (3019)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-E, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-19 22:56
Viewed: 3252
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A revisit of these baby Great Horned Owls.
Now they are actually flying on own to different trees, and putting on a good show if you happen to get there early enough.
Later in the day they will seem to find higher locations in the tree to rest.
The mother sticks by real close for watch, and the father comes around at times, but seems to stand on a guard further away.
I find this fascinating to be able to see this in nature.
Thanks for the view, and to all who commented and added the hummingbird.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-20 4:12]

Hi Doug,
Very nice capture.POV,clear eyes
details and composition are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

Molto bello questo ritratto di pulcino di gufo, eccellente POV, molto bella la composizione con il contatto visivo, ottima nitidezza, molto belli i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2008-05-20 7:44]

Great shot Doug! I bet they are fascinating to watch. Like the POV and composition. Man, the owl eyes are intense.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-20 9:31]

Hello Doug, What an eye. Superb just fantastic. The round eye with the eye ball focus is just amazing. Ganesh

hello Doug

this is a beautiful close shot of the baby Great Horned Owl,
fine POV and DOF, i love the vertical framing, excellent luminosity
of the image, with excellent sharpness & details, and a great
eye-contact of the owlet with you, TFS


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-05-20 23:17]

Hi Doug,
You are lucky to observe them. Pose you captured is very nice :o) Good POV and details. TFS
All the best,

I love the crop zone on this Doug. It's got good perspective with the branch. I like the fact that the colours aren't over saturated too. It gives the owl a soft look to the feathers and still has defintion. Well done. Trevor


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-05-26 17:47]

You always impresses me with your fabulous shots and this one is another one! What a bird and what a shot, well done again my friend!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-26 20:55]

Hello Doug

A beautiful portrait of this owlet.
The clarity is very good.
you have captured excellent plumage detail and eye contact.
The pov is excellent.
Well done.


Hello Doug
I really appreciate your picture. I like the big eyes of teh owl.
The picture is also very sharp and the owl looks very soft and nice. Good simple composition.
Thanks for sharing

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-06-09 12:51]

How fascinating and thrilling to see them, indeed!! It's so stunning with those big eyes looking at you!
A wonderful picture with splendid focus, framing and composition. I do love it!
Thank you very much for sharing.

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