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(Asio flammeus)

(Asio flammeus)
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Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS, Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-30 6:51
Viewed: 3281
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Coruja-do-nabal,Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

Another pic of this bird.Different format.Stretching pose..

Photo taken from the car window..

Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 1/664
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 1600
Focal Length: 700/1 mm
Date Taken: 2013-03-27 18:31
Metering Mode: Spot
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 267 kb

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Hello Jose

Your series of pictures of this Owl in various poses are really interesting, but this pose takes the cake. I guess the surprise element or sudden movement made the top of the picture to be cut. Still a superb capture.

Hello sir ...
You posted very good pic today ..
Photo has great sharpness and good details ...if there was little bit space on upperside..then the pic become fantastic...Natural light suplendid beautifully and blurred BG is looking so nice .You focused very well on your subject with nice timing ..Thanks for sharing ..

Ciao Jose Diogo, amazing pose, great capture of lovely owl, fine details, excellent clarity, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, Happy Easter, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-30 7:43]

Bom dia Jose,
Impressive photo of the owl with the wings in this pose. A pity that there's not more space in the top. But excellent in quality and very beautiful colours.
Happy Easter too,

Hello Jose

WOW ! the best photo of this series with each
time one different pose of the hort-eared Owl,
here you should be with a shorter length lens
to not cut the upper side of the photo but in
the same time I love the tight framing the Owl
with its pose covering all the image, TFS


Really a magical image with excellent sharpness, focus and colors. Ali .

Hello Mr.Jose Diogo,
First of all I would like to say thank you very much for your enthusiastic comment in my picture.
I have been watching your Owl series.Very nice.Here nice depth of colour with prominent sharpness.I like its pose too.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards and respect,

Amazing behavior Jose! Impressive and interesting photo!

Hallo Jose
this is again a super shot of this owl with good sharpness and great details
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Jose.
Stupenda foto di Gufo in una posizione particolare,grande nitidezza con molteplici dettagli meravigliosi colori naturali ed un’eccellente composizione.
Ti auguro una buona Pasqua ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Happy Easter, Jose.

Love the pose of this short-eared owl. I think you have captured a unique moment. Nice background as well!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-30 16:27]

Hi Jose,spectacular simmetry of the wings position,another magnificent capture whit the best details,colors and exposure.I wish you all the best me too for the Easter day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2013-03-31 0:21]

Hi Jose,
What a pose !! Superb action captured.
The eye contact is amazing.

Hello J.Diogo.
You series of profiling this bird is amazing. This one is truly unique with the wings span and pose,
Thanks and have a nice day.

Hi Jose
the symmetry here is very nice although it is a shame you cut parts of the wing
still a great one

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-03-31 1:55]

Most unusual and beautiful!

Happy Easter,


Hi Jose,

This is special!!!! The moment captured perfectly...CONGRATS!

Warm regards,

Hello Jose,
Another beautiful shot taken with excellent PoV,great details and sharpness,excellent composition with a lovely pose.
Thanks and my regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-03-31 6:57]

Incredible pose and image...well captured. tfs.

Hi Jose,
This capture is so great that the small nits are easily forgiven:
- feathers outside the frame above
- the support (a natural branch would have been nicer than a board)
- two pieces of dirt on the lens (left). Could have been easily removed in a pp work.
I love the symetry. Usually wrong in photography but here it's definately a plus.

You wrote "preening pose" ? Really? You know beter as you wwere there and you've seen the whole action. But it looks more like stretching muscles.



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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-03-31 8:18]

Hi Jose,
Really very interesting pose.Again excellent
detail and focus with nice colours.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Jose,
it's really a pitty the you cutted the top of the wings of, but it is still a wonderful and remarkable shot. The pose is really awesome.
Happy Easter!

Hello Jose,
Unusual posture. very interesting.
good focus and very perfect colour.
best wishes,

Beautiful image with perfect timing. Good clarity and sharpness with nice colors.

Hallo Jose,
Very beautiful bird and good moment to capure the photo.
Well done!
Pitty the top is cut off.
Is it a tame bird? - does he know you?
Kind regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-04-01 8:43]

Hello José,
A fine example of natural symmetry in this frontal shot of the Short-eared Owl stretching its wings. Superb technical standard and fine eye contact make this a remarkable photo.
Thanks for sharing it!
Best regards,

Bonjour José,
Cette série est tout simplement fantastique.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Ciao Jesus. Straordinaria. Eccezionale resa dei colori. Dettaglio e nitidezza perfetti.


Hello Jose,
Excellent photograph of Short-eared Owl, excellent sharpness and details, good composition, excellent background and lighting.

All I can say is "Wow"!! Looks like a kaleidoscopic picture!

Hello Jose,

this one is even more impressive with the front view and the wing up like it was doing a acrobatic exercise. Fantastic posture and impression feature, all clear to see. I would have like to see the whole top of the wing, it looks as if you crop it on purpose. Anyway, it is a great shot, I'm just being picky.


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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-04-10 20:47]

Hola José, tremendo momento captado en esta hermosísima toma única y poco usual, te felicito...saludos.

Hello Jose
Wow, what a super cool portrait of the Short-eared Owl and the posture he's offering you. It's interesting to see the way his wings bend as he stretches. Excellent sharpness, colour and composition.
Well done!

questo era scappato...
davvero strana questa postura
Buon Natale a te e ai tuoi cari,Jose

Ola Jose! Amazing owl. Wonderful eyes. Fantastic quality. Perfect contrast and sharpness. Good note. Saudacoes!

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