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The Great Gray Owl

The Great Gray Owl
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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: 2013-02-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-19 10:28
Viewed: 1433
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, here is another souvenir from winter 2013,
at that time, winter/spring 2013 I have posted a good
+/- 10 photos of the Great Gray Owl, I can post another
good +/- 50 other photos from the 100s shots I have taken !

1/2000s f/8.0 ISO1000 50mm (35mm eq:75mm).


« A huge owl of the boreal forest and western mountains,
the Great Gray Owl feeds on rather small rodent prey.

Although the Great Gray Owl is the tallest American owl
with the largest wingspan, it is just a ball of feathers.
It preys on small mammals and has relatively small feet.
Both the Great Horned and Snowy owls weigh half again
as much, and have larger feet and talons. »



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To Alan_Kolnik: The short focal lens.CeltickRanger 1 01-19 18:49
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Hello Asbed,
Splendid photo with perfect focus. Excellent contrast and sharp details. I like the contrast of this interesting specie against the blue sky. Incredible image with this lens 17-50mm.....
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Asbed, great capture of superb owl in fantastic fly, perfect focus, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-01-19 14:37]
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Hi Asbed,a great pic for the great owl,absolutely beautiful,you were lucky with the light,the best to take this in flight moment in the best way,fantastic wings position and the usual great quality of sharpness too! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Great shot - you have excellent clarity and sharpness. Feathers clearly deliniated, and the color bands very clear indeed. Astonishing to see this caught with such a short focal lens as well.

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2015-01-19 20:30]

Hello Asbed,
Great shot of the owl in flight. The subject is rightly focused, good DOF and POV, sharp and clear picture with attractive blue back ground.
Thanks for the share,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-01-20 4:32]

Bonjour Asbed,
A lovely capture of this beautiful Great Gray Owl ..
Beautiful photo with very good composition and good sharpness.
Best wishes,

Hi Asbed!
Very good in-flight shot of this Great Gray owl; very good sharpness and fine details, especially on wings. Excellent contrast with the blue sky and very nice off-centered position of your subject. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Hello Asbed - Beautiful picture of this "Great Gray Owl" against such blue sky. Very nice details and color, as well as the way you have placed the bird in the frame. Thanks for sharing with useful details NOTE. Regards - Srikumar

Hi Asbed,
great flight pic of yours. thanks for showing

Bonjour Asbed,

L'oiseau est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir avec précision les détails de la Chouette lapone. La qualité de la lumière embellit les scouleurs de l'image. Cette critique a été écrite de l'ordinateur du presbytère. Bonne journée.


Hi Asbed,
Another wonderful piece of the series... excellent photo of the huge owl with fantastic clarity, sharpness, colors and shutter speed. A real souvenir. Bravo! At the same time, I was sadly reading on the forum that you had server connection problems again.
Best regards, László

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-03-28 22:27]

Hi Asbed
Magnificent bird and magnificent picture.
Warm colors and amazing details on this action shot.

Kind regards

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