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The wink

The wink
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Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Brazil, Owls all over the world, Nature in Patos de Minas 2, Birds in Brazil 2, 5 favs. and up - PART 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-20 19:22
Viewed: 7529
Favorites: 6 [view]
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It's a "coruja-do-campo" (Speotyto cunicularia). In English, burrowing owl. They usually build their nests by digging holes. They can be found almost all over Brazil, feed on insects and have nocturnal and diurnal habits.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2005-12-20 19:33]

oi Livio
Realmente divertida sua foto, a coruja parece piscando para vc, quem sabe ?
Como sempre todo o contexto esta bem acima do normal, DOF, POV, nitidez, cores, etc...
Parabens de novo.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-12-20 19:38]

Vraiment amusant Livo le clin d'oeil,l'éclairage est parfait et la netteté bonne.

Félicitation pour le Bg propre qui fait bien ressortir le sujet.


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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-20 19:45]
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Hello Livio!
Cute Owl!
Here are some lyrics: All she had to do was just give me that wink
Excellent photo! Nice timing...

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-12-20 19:49]

hello Livio,
Just a perfect shot. Probably I wouldn't leave so much space above the head but it's a personal choice :-)
Best greetings,

Amazing capture, Livio, another wonderfully detailed portrait from you. Great colors and POV, excellent expression too!


Good pose, blurry background and a great big wink too. What more could you ask ;) Thanks for sharing!

Hello Livio,

This guy's winker is working rather well, I'd say. :-)

A beautiful composition with wonderful details, colors, BG, POV, and exposure.

Perfect in every way, IMO.

Thank you, for the many great shots that you have shared with us throughout the year...

I wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best in 2006!

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-12-20 21:40]

Agora as aves deram até para piscar prá vc... eu digo que tem coisa aí... He... He...
A nitidez está perfeita! Cores características ótimas. O "back" está muito bom e o detalhe da "piscadela" deu um charme especial.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-12-20 22:21]

Hi Livio,
Brilliant shot, sharp and detailed,
very nice colours.
Well done and thank you!

Hi Livio,
I'm envious of this bird, he can blink with his right eye but I can't at the moment.
Very good details and DOF, the bird is well seen from the BG.
Well composed, nice colours and good POV.
Great work, my friend.


Very nice shot with the background far removed from the owl. Great detail on the owl, Good POV and composition make an excellent shot. Well Done.

Hi Livio!
Very funny shot - she looks very familiar :-)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-12-21 3:18]

Yes, he's winking at you Livio. Well captured at just the right time. Perfect composition, well shown, thank you.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-12-21 3:34]

Haha, a wink to you too, Livio. Fantastic capture of the moment. Beautiful colors and details on this favorite owl of yours. Wonderful pose atop the snag.
A magnificent shot. TFS. : )

Hi Livio,
haha, this is lovely.
What is this bird telling you this this facial expression? It looks so nice.
It seems he has a lot of spots on his feathers, this is s pretty.
TFS, very good. Bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Livio

Nice capture. Perfectly composed. He stands out well against the OOF BG. Stunning work. Congrats!

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-12-21 4:42]

Nice moment Livio. Perfect composition, sharpness and colors.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-21 5:58]

Hello Livio!
Very nice capture.Warm lighting,POV,blurred BG,moment you caught and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Excellent BG and very good sharpness, detail, colors and exposure my friend. Great timing with the winkin' action goin' on. Very well done. Merry Christmas Livio!

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-12-21 12:40]

Hi Livio
This is soooooo funny. You really are an owl specialist. Great position on the stick, colours and light. Stands out perfectly against the stunning green background.
Regards Toni

Well timed capture Livio,
Good detail and colours. Great POV and sharpness.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting. Enjoy the rest of the week.
Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-12-21 15:44]

EXCELLENT timing, and otherwise high quality. Great colours (reddish-green complementary combi) and HUGE impact.
Wee nit: would have cropped a bit more from the top.

Hi Livio,
This is a simple critique....PERFECT!

Hallo Livio,

This pose is just perfect! This is a very good picture. The light was really good, the focus was great, as well as the blurred BG. Well done!


Excellent - great gear u have and a perfect shot.

sen-sa-ci-o-nal, muito legal o momento que vc capturou.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-12-23 10:59]

Merry Christmas to you and to those whom you cherish, Livio, and thanks for sharing your beautifull pictures. I really believe that it is worth to make it to be in contact with our increasingly small world.
I am at Granby with my father. We have a great time together preparing the banquet to come for Christmas.
Take care.

This is perfect in everyway Livio. Love the owl shots. :)

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2005-12-23 15:44]

Excellent job Livio, right on the spot. What a timing. Congratulions!!! Happy christmas and best wishes for 2006. Reina

Brilliant. Love this.

Merry christmas, Livio.

Excellent pose and composition. I ilke the POV and the background is perfect

Great job

That's what I call perfect timing, great composition, colors, sharpness and DOF.

É um pouco cómica esta foto...gostei muito do "modelo".
A foto tem uma nitidez espectacular e umas cores muito boas, "vivas". Parabéns.

Hola Livio!

I am enjoying a lot your gallery, but this particular shot called my attention. Perfect timing with the blink, but also the lighting is wonderful, plus the blurred background. Many thanks.

Ista en grande, meu amigo.
Sigues tendo os millores "mouchos" de TN :)
Non so a calidade, mais as poses e os momentos capturado esta perfeito.
Parabens e saudos.

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