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Great Gray Owl

Great Gray Owl
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Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-05
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-23 17:26
Viewed: 2495
Points: 42
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This is another species that we do not see to often on TN in fact the last time I saw one of them around here was in 2005 they seem to come around every 10 years.so when I heard that we had 2 of them near by my house I took a chance and I when in to the designated area,I was evry lucky after a 10 minutes walk I was facing that beautiful bird.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-01-23 19:42]

Hello Michel,
I'm glad you decided to follow up on your tip that this beautiful owl was in your neighborhood. This is a great shot and definitely shows us how attractive the Great Gray Owl really is.
Love the slate bluish gray colors and unique pattern in it's plumage. Good eye contact and just the right exposure. Well done!!

Amazing owl and impressive photo Michel! Interesting composition, wonderful lighting and good sharpness.

Hello Michel,
very interesting photo of the owl. Nice portrait. Perfect point of view, very good presentation.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • deons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
  • [2013-01-23 21:33]

Hi Michael
Not an easy bird to photograph.
Well doneand TFS.

Ciao Michel, great capture of lovely owl with fantastic eyes, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-24 6:40]

Hello Michel,
Excellent photo of this Great Grey Owl in beautiful light and colours. Great sharpness, details and a nice pose with direct eye contact.

也照的清晰 羽毛紋路美麗

Hello Michel,
A great capture with beautiful coloration, details & POV. Well composed & presented. TFS & best wishes!


Hello Michel,
a nice capture, superb composition with best clarity and colour.
best wishes,

Hello Michael,

Hope you are pulling along well, man and life is good. This is indeed a majestic bird, quite huge and impressive. You are lucky to have it. These owls always remind me of a famous British photographer, a specialist, Mr.Eric Hosking who in fact lost an eye because of these superb predators.This species has wonderful eyes like the eyes of all the species of owls. Thanks a lot for sharing a rare TN visitor, Michael.
I am as ever grateful for your comments, Michael....thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful photo, take care...warm regards/Abid

hello Michel
super shot of this owl with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Michel.
Bella immagine di Gufo,fotografato con un’ottima nitidezza e soprattutto con ottimi dettagli,splendidi i colori naturali ed un’eccellente composizione molto bella.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della c condivisione.

Ciao Michel. Great capture for the pleasant one in MF! Excellent details Amazing light/colours.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-24 14:27]

Salut Michel,finalement on peu voir une nouvelle photo dans ta galerie..ehhee...tres tres joli travail,magnifique capture dans une parfaite lumiere mais une position un peu difficile,excellente photo en attendant la surprise de ta 200eme..ehee...belle journee' et merci,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-01-26 1:58]

Hello Michel.
A very nice shot on this owl. The compomposition and pose are excellent. The backround makes him stand out.Regards Siggi

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-26 2:57]

Hello Michel
such a superb exploitation of the lighting. The full face is a definite attraction along with the nice view of the feathers.
The green background adds beauty to the composition.
Well presented.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-01-27 8:51]

Hi Michel,
Nice shot of a beautiful owl.
Perfect the eye's contact.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-01-27 9:33]

Hello Michel,
A very nice capture of the Great Grey Owl. Nice contrast in the Thuja tree, fine pose and POV with good natural colours and sharpness.
I have to travel to the N of Sweden to see one of these!
Thanks and have a good week,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-02-04 10:09]

Hi Michel,
Very good capture ..
Very nice and sharpness composition with good details and lovely colours.
Best wishes,

Hallo Michel
a very nice capture of pretty Great Grey Owl. I have meet its shot mostly from North Europe. Nice to see it from Canada too.
Focus, eyes contact, POV and natural composition very nice. Thanks for sharing my friend
Best wishes

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  • rocko (264)
  • [2013-03-23 13:24]

nice pic.
good colors and bg

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