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The Great Gray Owl in-flight

The Great Gray Owl in-flight
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-02-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-01 19:03
Viewed: 1729
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, a majestic
bird named Great Gray Owl !

1/2000s f/7.1 ISO1000
50mm (35mm eq:75mm)

from Canadian Museum of Nature website

Like other owls, the Great Grays
do not build their own nests. They prefer
to take over the abandoned nests of other
large birds or even squirrels. Mating takes
place in February and March. Two to five white
eggs are laid per clutch, and each one is laid
a day or two apart. The female does all of the
incubating and the male does all of the hunting.

Both will defend the nest if they
feel threatened, even defending against
animals as large as black bears!



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Hello Asbed,
Another fine in flight capture with beautiful details. I have this lens but have yet to capture a bird :-)
Have a wonderful weekend!

This is a rare perspective (POV) of this guy Asbed. I also like the lighting that helps make the owl's glow match to it. I guess it's just got good luminosity. It's framed nicely too. Another great shot Asbed. TFS Trevor

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-03-01 22:14]

Hello Asbed,
This is a superb capture of this magnificent bird.
The wing position is great, taken from a fine POV to include the eyes and the composition is just right with the branches and sky in a suitable BG.
Thanks and enjoy your weekend,

great subject, a fine shot!
regards Asbed

Ciao Asbed, great capture of fantastic in-flight owl, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-03-02 0:03]

Fine composition for this great owl with well spread wings, good details. tfs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-02 1:11]

Hi Asbed,im very jealous of your in flight pivs,i tried to make the same in Gambia but whit poor results...ehehe...magnificent pic,one of your best and whit a spectacular quality,have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-02 2:36]

Hello Asbed,
Another superb photo of this owl in flight. Excellent choice of composition, good sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Even the eye is very clear.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-03-02 4:40]

Bonjour Asbed,
Impressionnant mon cher! Voil une iamge spectaculaire, bravo!
Bonne fin de semaine

Salut Asbed!
Wow!!!! Quelle est fantastique ta photo!Cet oiseau est vraimenet majestueux!Et tu as russi lui fait une belle photo.Bravo!Merci de la partager.Merci aussi pour ton gentil commentaire sur ma dernire photo.
Bonne w-end!

Impressive bird and impressive photo Asbed. Excellent composition wonderful lighting and good sharpness

Hello Asbed,
Again a beautiful photograph.Nice focus and natural colour.I like its flying style Asbed.Flourishing wings with beautiful colour look very nice.
If I don't say about BG it would be not good.Excellent BG which reflect its natural habitat.
Thanks Asbed for this beautiful shot,
Kind regards and have a nice weekend,

Hello Asbed,
This is an excellent in-flight capture with fine colors, details & timing. Well composed & presented with a great POV. TFS et merci beaucoup...mon ami!


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-03-02 9:54]

Bonjuor Asbed,
Great capture of this Great Gray Owl ..
Very beautiful photo. Very good composition and good sharpness.
Have a nice weekend,

Superb picture. great composition.
best wishes.

Hi Asbed,
Another piece of the same set I just commented - but almost as excellent capture as its predecessor. Perfect timing and settings again and a pleasant composition, obviously. Great job again. Bravo.
Best wishes, Lszl

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