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Ruru or Morepork

Ruru or Morepork
Photo Information
Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-26 12:16
Viewed: 5738
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae) is New Zealand’s only surviving native owl.

Often heard in the forest at dusk and throughout the night, the morepork is known for its haunting, melancholic call. Its Maori name, ruru, reflects this call.

Info from: http://www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/native-animals/birds/land-birds/morepork-ruru/

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-26 12:24]

Hello Pam,
What a nice surprise to see a photo from you. And a splendid one. The flashlight on the Morepork is fantastic. I named this owl in my note by my photo of today.
Excellent sharpness, details and composition. The eyes are really eye-catching.
Have a great weekend,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-11-26 12:48]

Hello Pam
Amazing capture with excellent details and wonderful composition and colors
Thanks for sharing this beauty

Hi Pam.
This is very well captured and good use of flash. Pin sharp, well exposed detail with a good pose and pleasing composition. The bird stands out very well from the dark background.
Superb shot and TFS.

great capture, TFS Ori

Bonjour Pam,
Très belle publication valorisant bien le sujet par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails et de la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi, Pam:
Excelente esta foto, la composicion me parece de maravilla, a pesar de ser nocturna la luz del flash no saturo la imagen como suele suceder.

Ciao Pam. Perfect sharp and stunning details. Exiting colours results.


Hi Pam.
Lovely Photo of our Owl are they wild as I have not seen one for years down here . We hear them occasionally but usually well back in the bush.
Cheers Dave

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