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Alberta souvenirs
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Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, 100 - 400 mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !Birds of a Feather, !"The eyes have it..." [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-21 22:26
Viewed: 4060
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
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I had a chance to take that picture in one of duck unlimited location in Alberta.I'm having problem to identify that bird thank for your help.My 100-400 is most of the time used with out a tripod our monopod on that trip the wind was very strong and under many occasio nI had problem to control the situation , the prive to paid was hight many of my pictures are not sharp the way I like them to be , the good point is that in every tought situtation there is a leason to take and I beleive i had a good one .Thank for your help in regard of the identification of that bird , I will need your help for a few other subject.

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Salut Michel!

Great eyes in this owl! And a very nice presentation , with natural colours and a excellent PoV! Beautiful markings! Tfs, Jay

Hi Michael,
An excellent shot on this Owl! No expert, but I believe this is a Short-eared Owl - Asio flammeus. Spot on exposure. The colors and detail are superb. I like the well controled DOF with the nice OOF vackround. A great source of information on owls is owlpages.com I use it all the time.

bonjour Michel

wath nice shot !

avec de beaux yeux jaunes

in my National Geographic Society book on the
« Birds of North America » the illustration that most is like
your picture is Northern Pygmy-Owl

p.s. tomorow (sunday) morning i am in ducks
photographyng, i'll bring my book with me
if you come i can show you the illustration of this owl
as i say is the one that it look most like your photo

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-22 0:17]

Hello Michel

A superb shot of this beautiful owl.(I agree with Scott and Rick Short-eared Owl).The focus is sharp and the colours are natural.The eye contact is amazing.Excellent DOF and POV.Very well done.TFS


Hi Michael

A beautiful bird. Love the big eye. Lovely work. TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-04-22 2:55]

Hello Michel.
Excellent sharp shot of a Short-eared Owl with superb eye contact. Fine detail and lighting. All presented in a good comp. to make this a first class post.
Well done and TFS!
Regards, Ivan

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-04-22 3:32]

Hi Michel,

A great capture of this owl,very well composed although I think a vertical composition would have worked here as well,the colors and sharpness are great,well done and tfs


Great picture of this short-eared owl, magnificient eyes. As for composition I would try vertical or even better here square format.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-04-22 6:59]

Great eye contact of this owl and excellent frame and good POV. Ganesh

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-04-22 10:49]

great expression, fantastic eyes good focus very nice DOF

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-04-22 11:04]

Hi Michel,

Amazing capture of a lovely owl. The yellow eyes staring at you are wonderful. Beautiful pose. Fantastic details. He shows up beautifully against the bg. Love it!


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-22 11:37]

Hello Michel,
When shooting photography in Alberta one should always put rocks in thier pockets so you are not blown away. Your owl capture is a Short-eared Owl and an excellent capture it is with amazing details and beautiful colors. Wow eye contact Michel, go to the links below to see if you agree with my identification.

http://weaselhead.org/profile/?s=169 Short-eared Owl

http://weaselhead.org/profile/?s=164 Northern Pygmy Owl

http://weaselhead.org/profile/?s=171 Northern Saw Whet Owl

:) tomorrow

Lovely work Martin nice pov central is great and the eyes/expression is superb nice detail and sharpness tfs rgds Necip.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-04-22 17:51]

Hola Michel,
bello trabajo, texturas y color perfectos,
buen pov. y detalles...

Excellent sharpness, amplified by really good background with good background blur as well. I've never been so close to a short-ear'd owl, though I think I have seen one based on the unusual, bat-like flight pattern. Well done.

Hello Michel , very impressive eyes , your photo also very good , TFS.

Hello Michel, :)

Wow, what a wonderful capture of this Short Eared Owl! Amazing sharpness, his eyes pop off this photograph! Wonderful composition and detail, very well done. Thank you for sharing!


Très blle prise de vue, beau BG. Je me demandias où tu étais, tes visites me manquaient.

Hi Michel,
Excellent focus on the eyes of this Owl.
Good presentation. Feathering looking a little too soft so losing definition.
Coloura great.

Bonjour Michel,

Une belle image de ce hibou qui semble regarder le photographe. La photo a une bonne composition, netteté et de jolies couleurs. Bonne journée.


Salut Michel
Superbe capture.

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