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Our eyes are like mom's

Our eyes are like mom's
Photo Information
Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Owls all over the world, Nature in Patos de Minas 2, Baby Animals 3, Birds in Brazil 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-15 15:33
Viewed: 5300
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yeah, guys, I know you know I do enjoy owls. Even though, this is the first time ever I manage to get young ones - something I've been trying for quite a long time. Needless to say it's a pleasure to show you this.

Speotyto cunicularia.

In Portuguese, "coruja-do-campo". Popularly known as "buraqueira" in Brazil. In English, burrowing owl. They usually build their nests by digging holes. They can be found almost all over Brazil, feed on insects and have nocturnal and diurnal habits.

Manual mode
ISO 400
Post-process on Photoshop CS2

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Hello Livio,

And needless to say, it is a great pleasure to view this wonderful photo from you.

How lucky to be able to capture these babes without mother.

Congratulations on this fine composition, perhaps a bit of cropping?

Thank you for sharing it with us.

Hi Livio,
You keep posting these owl shots, they are always great. There eyes and expressions are amazing. Great colors and detail.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-10-15 17:14]

Hi Livio,
Very cute and funny capture!
Excellent details in eyes, well composed.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-15 18:05]

Excellent shot Livio! I just love owls and your latest shots are amazing. Details are sharp and composition is great. I especially like the 2nd owl peeping from the back. :) Lovely! Well done & TFS!


olá Livio.
Realmente mais uma fantastica foto de suas corujas e desta vez sao quatro pares de olhos...:)
Inicialmente achei que vc deveria ter dado um recorte mais depois olhando melhor, achei que não; a composição esta ótima.
Vou tentar um workshop, não para melhorar a foto, mas apenas para dar uma alternativa de "cast" diferente usando sua bela foto (é que gosto de tons quentes)
Parabens !

Lovely shot, Livio. I love the mom and baby theme, very cute! Great sharpness and POV.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-10-16 1:55]

They are just too cute, Livio. I love them. Great capture with sharp details and excellent composition. I just love the way the little one is peeking out from behind. Well done and TFS. : )

Hey you two curious looking owls, you are both so nice and with wonderful sharpness. Why are you hiding, I like to see more of you.
Livio, you made a phantastic shot, the colours are so warm and pretty, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Livio

You have done a great job here. Very cute shot. I like how the 'wee one' is staying low. Sharpness and detail are spot on. Well done. Thanks.

This is an excellent shot of a very interesting bird. I like the way you crop your photos. The empty spaces are not wasted but rather add to the photos in a great way. Well done, we are learning a lot from you!

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  • Leace Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 61] (292)
  • [2005-10-16 10:42]

Beautiful shot of these two juvenile owls. Colours and sharpness are perfect - I love their twin eyes.

Hello Livio, pose is excellent, good work. Very good sharpness, details, colours and composition. Thanks for sharing.

Good capture Livio,
Good sharp and clear detail. The colours are nice and the exposure is spot on. well framed.
Great shot. Thanks for posting, have a great week.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-17 3:01]

Ola Livio!

These owls are always great and worth to capture. Superb moment and composition and as always birds' eyes are real stars of your photo ;-)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-17 3:37]

Hello Livio!
Funny capture.I liked pose of owls,eye contact,colors and framing a lot.TFS...:-)

Hi Livio:
This shot is very humourous. Those geat big eyes look comical, but they also point out how amazing their power of vision is!
Great composition. Good sharpness and colour. It's very nice to see these young owls in their natural habitat.
Today I move back to my homeland, Canada. After 11 years away, it will be great to be home!
All the best!

muy, muy muy bonito!
what a great shot!

Hello Livio!
Very nice scane.POV,colors,details,your cute models and composition are wonderful.Thanks for sharing.

This is a really cute shot, the lighting is very nice and the composition is pleasing. Well done Livio. :)

Bellissima e simpaticissima foto! Intrigante gli occhi di queste civette.

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

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