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Effraie des clochers

Effraie des clochers
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Copyright: Gilles Couture (LeBonhomme) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 51 W: 0 N: 35] (241)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-03 20:53
Viewed: 4685
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
While visiting UQROP(Union quebecoise de rehabilitation des oiseaux de proie)meaning : prey birds rehabilitation quebec union. They treat injured birds until they can fly wild again.
"L'effraie des clochers", tyto alba, makes 36 to 51 cm tall and has a wingspan between 109 and 119 cm. Her face is made like this to improve her earing making her able to chase in total darkness

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very nice shot .. great effect with the tight crop

Hello Gilles
A beautiful pose of this Barn Owl. Nice detail and colours in your close-up. He has a beautiful feather pattern.
TFS Janice

Hello Gilles :)

This is the miraculous bird and here showed magnificently. Do I not have attentions what to photo, perfect is all :) The nature is exquisite :)



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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3090 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-09-04 4:10]

Salut Gilles,
I really like the angle of his head, It makes for an interesting POV.
Your cropping is very effective. The details are sharp and very well exposed. Une prise tres bien reussie.
Merci pour l'envoie. : )

Bonsoir Gilles,
Cette image est étonnante par sa clairté et sa proximité... Vous avez réussis un superbe portrait de cet oiseau extraordinaire! La composition est originale et différente. Bravo et merci pour ce beau moment.


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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1328] (10691)
  • [2006-09-04 6:53]

Hi Gilles,

What a great owl. I like the POV. Its a pity the eyes are a bit dark. The colors are super and you managed the background very well.


What a great pov and framing here!!! Very unusual post of this wonderful owl. Superb bg also.
Thank you for this exceptional post!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5077 W: 260 N: 15590] (50614)
  • [2006-09-04 7:14]

Hello Gilles,
Beautiful portrait of a Barn Owl. I hope she can be rehabilitated in the wild again.
TFS, regards, Ivan

Hello Gilles,
A dynamic composition & POV in this portrait, I like it.
Very good exposure, color, detail, and use of F5.6 to isolate just the face/eyes of the subject nicely :)
Very well done.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-09-04 17:25]

Hi Gilles, excellent shot. Great details and POV. Good exposure with sharp details and good natural colours. Also I like the way you have filled the frame. Well done and TFS.

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  • ptMan Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 5 N: 14] (88)
  • [2006-09-26 22:19]

Nice mug shot! Beautiful detail. Excellent background focus. I like the POV of the camera and pose of the owl.

Grande inquadratura, bel primo piano,
grazie del tuo commento alla mia foto.
Un cordiale saluto Pierdamiano

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