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Athene noctua 2

Athene noctua 2
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-16
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-26 7:34
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Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Athene noctua (Scopoli, 1769)
Little Owl

Athene noctua is a small owl with a wingspan of 54-58 cm in the family Strigidae.
It is resident in the temperate and warmer parts of Europe, Asia and North Africa.
In Cyprus it is a common resident.

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Love the direct eye contact and pristine bokeh well done my friend, what a great sighting and capture

Ciao Christodoulos, great portrait of fantastic owl in nice frontal pose, fine details, superb sharpness, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Very beautiful picture of this Little Owl.Like its eye-contact with you.Nice colour and light.Very sharp picture.Great work.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hello Christodoulos,
Brilliant in all aspects.....Incredible clarity, focus and razor sharp details. Very nice image. The exposure is perfect. I like this interesting scene with a lovely specie of bird wich I never meet.......The colors and contrast of this image are amazing....
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Christodoulos,
First of all, the Owl etched against such a beautiful BG is stunning. Good eye contact and low POV in absolute perfect clarity. Excellent work my friend.
Best regards,

Hello Christodoulos,
Super sharp details. The eye contact superb. Difficult to exposure but well solved.
Have a nice day.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-12-26 9:43]

Giasou Christodoulos,
My favorite owl species ..
Lovely capture of this bird with a very good focus, sharpness, colors, details, POV and composition.
Best wishes,

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2013-12-26 11:53]

Like a painting dear Christodoulos
perfect sharpness and comp and just wonderful bg

Hello Christodoulos,
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
羽毛顏色樸素大方 眼睛是黃色的很可愛很新奇
光線亮麗 神態自然得意 圖面簡單卻很漂亮 令人注目
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Christodoulos
Great New year gift.
Superb image with all good qualities.
Best wishes,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-12-26 19:47]

Hello Christodoulos,
What an outstanding shot of this beautiful Owl, the quality of the entire image is awesome!! I love it's intense gaze and big yellow eyes. Focus could not be any sharper and exposure is superb. A winner in my book!!!
It is a rare occurrence to see an Owl here in Ohio, as they are mostly nocturnal.

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent photo of the Little Owl with a fine POV obtaining his
glance on you, beautiful light, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


Hi Chrisotdoulos,
what a nice portrait! Excellent presentation. Perfect sharpness. Nice details. Very good use of light.
Have a nice day,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-12-26 21:05]

You got all the attention of this lovely little owl...keen observer, both..well captured. tfs.

Wow..what a shot.? amazing. look of the owl is make me afraid. but lovely eyes, beautiful natural colours.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-27 1:55]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic photo of this Little Owl. Great sharpness, details and eye-catching eye contact. The shadows over the eyes make it all more impressive. Beautiful natural colours.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-12-27 2:02]

Hello Christodoulos,
excellent capture owl.,good photo..,thanks..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-27 2:24]

Hi Chris,looks like a star of TV..hehehe..what a fantastic position and what a spectacular quality,the best details and colors as usual,very very well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

hallo Christodoulos
super good sharpness picture with great details and nice on the rock
the light and colours are beautiful as allways

thanks greeting lou

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-12-28 8:25]

Hola Christodoulos; que belleza de ave y de foto, muy bien lograda a pesar de la fuerte luz, me gusta el contacto con los ojos, la composición y el entorno natural...feliz ańo nuevo...

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-12-29 10:37]

Hi Christodoulos,
Fantastic portrait,good sharpness details and
amazing colors with very good composition.
Nicely blurred background.
Regards Jiri.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-12-31 4:20]

Hello Christodoulos,
Love these birds, they are so special and the way this Athene looks at us is just so funnily inquisitive. Most beautiful fine background enhancing even more the beauty of the bird. Perfect again!
Happy New Year to you and your family!

Great pose here! And top quality as usual MF Christodoulos. Happy new year.


Hi Christodoulos,
I hope everything's ok with you and will return to the site soon, with such fantastic photos as this one. Fabulous eye contact, excellent sharpness, and most of all magnificent composition. Superb capture! Bravo!
Best regards, László

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