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Bengal Eagle Owl

Bengal Eagle Owl
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Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1020 W: 58 N: 2904] (11094)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon 75-300mm ISUSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Ptaki [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-28 14:08
Viewed: 5173
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bengal Eagle Owl-Bubo bengelensis

Bengal Eagle Owls are also know as Rock Eagle Owls or Indian Eagle Owls. They were once considered a subspecies of the Eurasian Eagle Owl. They fly with slow, deliberate wingbeats, with long bouts of gliding.

Bengal Eagle Owls usually hunt from a perch, but will also make low foraging flights to dive on prey. They primarily hunt rats and mice, but will also take birds up to the size of peafowl. They will also eat reptiles, frogs, crabs and large insects.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS Windows
Exposure Time: 1/100 sec
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 180/1 mm

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Un buen primer plano :D. La luz algo durilla, pero un gran trabajo

Excellent portrait Stephen!

Exposure and focus are excellent. And I like when the BG is not completely black, here we can traces of details behind. A very small burst of flash would have put a glint of light in its eyes. Would have this been better? I'm not sure. I tried a WS on it.
Great portrait and TFS

Hi Stephen, nicely composed with good detail and Dof, a shame that the area around the eyes is a little dark, which I feel leaves this shot a little lifeless, as Alain says a little touch of fill flash or maybe a little work with curves in PS would improve it.


Hi Stephen,

I like the expression of owls in general. They always have a severe look meanwhile they look almost tired...

I like the effect of the shadows on this picture.
Very nice portrait !!!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-28 15:20]

Hi Stephen!

Slightly bored or maybe proud Owl, I think ;-) Face, pose, eyes in shadows - I like it all!

Great portrait shot Stephen, great sharpness and DOF, well captured too. Thanks for sharing.

Great detail on the owl, I love the late afternoon lighting. I wish the background were lighter as the tufts over his ears blend it, but you could hardly ask him to move, LOL!


Hi Stephen,
This is a very nice portrait of this owl.
The details in the wings are beautiful.
It is a pity that the strong shadows over the eyes are hiding its eyes.

Hi Stephan,
Excellent portrait on this owl. The colors and detail look very good. The dark OOF backround sets him off very well. Nice shot!

Nice shot Stephen,
Good colour, detail and sharpness.
Well composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting, have a good weekend.

Great work Stephen. You've handled the highlight & shadow well. Very good sharpness, detail & color. Great POV. Well done & have a Great weekend my friend.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-10-29 2:19]

Unusual-looking owl, Stephen. Very handsome. Sharp details and great composition and light. Well done and TFS. : )

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-29 4:22]

What a wonderful and interesting portrait that you have well done ! Congratulations Stephen and thanks for sharing here.
PS : sorry for my comment a bit short but I explain why on the TN forumÖ

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-29 5:59]

Hello Stephen!
Very nice portrait.POV,sharpness,details,framing,expression on face and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

beautiful portrait of a royal looking bird. the note is very helpful as well. TFS!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-29 18:48]

Can't believe I missed this fantastic portrait. It's great! I am a fan of your landscape pictures and I think you're best at that, but still this is WONDERFUL portrait with razorsharp details and excellent exposure. 7/10 Well done & TFS!


Very nice shot of this owl with an excellent composition & exposure. Paul :)

Hi Stephen

Grand looking Owl. Has the usual 'looking down his nose' attitude. Love the eye colour. Nice lighting too. Great shot. Thanks.

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