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Juvenile owls

Juvenile owls
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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: 2005-10-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/80 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 2, Birds in Brazil 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-23 13:27
Viewed: 4593
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear friends, don't be mad at me if I keep on posting and posting owls and owls. I could have chosen another photo to be uploaded, but I decided to post this because... I like it.

Some time ago I managed to capture two juvenile owls. One of them was behind his/her sibling, so that we could see just a part of his/her body. I posted this shot.

So far, this was the best capture of juvenile owls I had taken. When they're young, the ones from here are difficult to capture. When they realize there's a human being around, they get into their den quickly. Even though, the ones who enjoy taking wildlife shots know that the animals' behavior is unpredictable. Thus, the four guys above surprised me - I could take several shots. One of the little owls even allowed me to get closer. I intend to post this shot tomorrow (yeah, the "owl saga" goes on; don't be mad at me).

They are "corujas-do-campo" (Speotyto cunicularia). 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.

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To wgreis: Workshoplivios 1 10-25 14:53
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This is a great shot Livio. Very good details and color. The center juvenile that appears to be winking at the camera guy makes the shot special. Well done & Thank You my friend..
And no need to apologize for your owls ;-)

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-10-23 13:47]

Fantastic shot Livio,
realy great photo, and eye contact with all, realy great shot, good in pov fantastic job,my friend.

That is brilliant Livio, what a grouping and all with their own character. Very well done.

Hi Livio,
Judging after your posts it must be owls all over the Brazil;-)). It's a very nice picture of this juvenil birds.
The one in the middle looks very funny.
Well done. my friend.
I like youe owls so keep posting.

Hi Livio,
Excellent shot. I would never get tired of looking at these. This one is really great with the closest one in the foreground giving you a wink. I love it!

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  • pat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 87 W: 0 N: 125] (414)
  • [2005-10-23 14:42]

Wow, what marvellous shot of this cute family ! The one who is blinking at you adds a funny touch ! Excellent composition, and nice details of their den. A real masterpiece ! Thanks for showing

Hi Livio

Great group shot. Lovely faces. I wonder, does one have a damaged eye? I like the POV. Excellent sharpness and detail. Good work. Thanks.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-23 14:46]

Mad? Of course not Livio! Post them as often as you can! This bunch of owls look great! Especially this one with one closed eye ;-) Very funny and cute birds!

Hello Livio, i like your owl pictures. I have none. :-(
Fantastic shot, pose is excellent, excellent work. Very good sharpness, details, colours and copmposition. Thanks for sharing.

Ces petits animaux sont vraiment fantastiques !! Vraiment une très jolie photo tant pour l'originalité, les poses "rigolottes", qu'un excellent choix de plan! Du très bon travail ! Bravo !!! J'en veux encore ! ;-)

Hi Livio, intresting shot.
I really like the left couple. Every owl is telling a different story.
Contrast should be higher and a lower angle will be better.

Thank you.

Hi Livio,
Very good shot of your burrowing owl gang. They almost look like aliens coming from another planet. You are very lucky to find these in Brazil (called here "Chevêche des Terriers", but not existing in Europe), as they really have an amazing look. I like their placement on the image, like if they were posing for you. A cute scene and a very good catch. Post as many you like, they look funny.

Hello Livio,

I very much like this image, and especially the little guy with the wink. ;-)

Details are wonderful, POV is great, and the fact that you have captured four of them so sharply is amazing.

Well done, and thank you for this joyful posting!

grande composição. A coruja piscando ficou ótima. Eta terra vermelha aí em Patos de Minas hein! Nota muito boa também.
Espero que goste do workshop.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-10-23 23:18]

What a great image, Livio
Excellent sharpness and details,
very nice colour, I like the poses, very funny.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-10-24 5:21]

Livios bonjour, this littel familly is very amazing!! Specially the first with a wink !! Very well done. Congratulations Didier.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-24 6:39]

Wonderful shot Livio! So many owls, just great! The winking owl in the middle is hilarious. :) A great picture. Do keep em coming! I love owls! Well done & TFS!


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-24 8:52]

Hello Livio!
Funny capture.I liked pose of owls(especially front one),sharpness,colors,clear eyes and composition.

This is a cute shot of this group of juvenile burrowing owls. I dont think I would ever get bored of viewing your owl shots. Paul :)

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-10-24 21:25]

Une belle famille, La composition et l,éclairage sont très bien.

Félicitations Livio et merci pour l'envoie.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-10-24 21:33]

Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Capacity of evocation in me: good.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete. I would like to post so many owls as you but I only have herons and gulls right now ;-)
Thank you Livio.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-10-25 2:46]

Oh these baby owls are adorable, Livio. Especially the one who is winking at me. Sharp details and wonderful composition. Well done and TFS. : )

Hello Livio!
Lovely capture.Details,POV,lighting,framing and composition are wonderful.Thanks for sharing.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-10-25 7:30]

Hi Owl Specialist
The ground and the grass are uninteresting but the owls are hilarious. Especially the one winking.
Thanks for sharing.
Regards. Toni

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-10-29 20:14]

A família está excelente.... e não há quem não observe o piscar do olho.... He... He...
Belo conjunto - e raro. Uma ótima foto.
Não há nada de mais você ter uma porção de fotos de corujas... já falei que as acho um charme. Além de tudo muito úteis o que é bem importante.

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