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I am still watching you!

I am still watching you!
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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, Canon Tele-converter TC-DC58B 1,5X
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/25 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Camouflage [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-02 20:24
Viewed: 5329
Points: 28
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I am still watching you!
Eastern Screech Owl
Megascops asio

Taken in the wild at Summit Park, Montreal.

* Info *

Yes, I am still watching you, even if recently, the motherboard of my old computer crashed. I actualy use an older computer by waiting to get a better one.

Have a good weekend.
... and thank you for looking.

loot, elefantino, dew77, wallhalla15, aido, coasties, SkyF, scottevers7, Janice, lovenature has marked this note useful
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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-06-02 21:21]

Hi Luc
Ah, and so it is good news to know that you are still watching. I've been concerned as I noticed you did not do any postings and I was wondering what you were up to, until yesterday when I eventually saw your comments on my critique to our friend from down under. Thanks for your support. It is good to see you are operational again. I hope the PC doctor can sort out your predicament as soon as possible.
This is a great shot you have of the owl. The composition is excellent with a fantastic POV of the bird sitting in its hollowed tree. Those eyes are penetrative.
I love the colours and the details are sharp. You managed the exposure just right to show the lovely contrasts between the dark and white areas.
Very well done and TFS.
Warmest regards.

Hello Luc! I think you woke him up! Very illustrative example of camoflauge, wonderful how he seems to be growing out of the tree! Great pose, well done! Linda

Hi Luc,
An amazing shot of this Screech Owl. A bit blurry but still a nice catch. I love the colours of his feather and eyes.

Today I visited a Birds of Prey Facility where they rescue owls, eagles, kestrels, hawks, and more. It was so interesting. I think owls are such an interesting bird. I was able to hold a orphaned Great Horned Owl today. He was co cute and curious. TFS Janice

very close one Luc,
I have bought the same camera too, for macro shots. One thing in the Netherlands is not so good and that is the weather. Your close up is well taken, very good job.
gr. jaap

Hi Luc, nice portrait of this shy guy.
Good colors and compo.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-06-03 3:05]

Salut Luc,
It is comforting to know that you continue watching us. : )
I like this owl with the pensive look. He seems to be in deep thought.
Maybe he is a philosopher owl. : )
The details are so sharp, and I like the way he is leaning against the trunk inside the hollow.
Merci pour l'envoie. : )

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-03 4:05]

Hello Luc,
Excellent capture.She seems very cute:)I liked eyes,and sleepy expression on face a lot.
Have a great weekend too!

Great portrait shot Luc, great sharpness, details and framing, well captured too. Natural colours and excellent eye contact. This is a great compositon. Thank you for posting.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-06-03 5:16]

Hi Luc,
A nice shot of this little fellow, he's perfectly camouflaged. Good exposure, nice detail and excellent colours. I like the inclusion of the green leaf, it adds a good contrast.

Hello Luc

What a cute wee guy. He has his eyes firmly focused on you. Great eye contact, nicely composed and presented. Thanks.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-06-06 15:59]

Salut Luc,
very beautiful capture, the details are sharp and crisp. Colors are excellent. A superp picture with such a wonderful eye contact.

Hi Luc,
An excellent shot on this Screech Owl. A perfect frame filling composition. Nice subtle colors and tones. Detail looks superb.
Very well done my friend! Hpe all is well with you.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-06-09 1:06]

I am happy to know that you have been watching over us Luc! I've needed that this last week!! Still slowly getting better.
And look at your dear old mother owl!! She has to be a mother. A wise old mother. She must be hard to find in the trees with those feathers. I love her, thanks friend,

So cute and so shy, and the light hurts the sensitive eyes of the owl, I know. Lovely photo!

Bon jour Luc,

I do like your owl. I don't know, if we have this species in South Africa and have to wait that somebody climbs my book shelves.

You managed the challenge of the camouflage very well, and I add your photo to my theme "camouflage".

Thanks for sharing.
Greetings from South Africa

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