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Eurasian Eagle-owl


Eurasian Eagle-owl
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (neusser0204) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 49 N: 2151] (8737)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04
Categories: Nature
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-05 11:51
Viewed: 1116
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Eurasian Eagle-owl (Bubo bubo) is a species of eagle owl resident in much of Europe and Asia. It is also one of the largest types of owls.
Eagle Owl is a large and powerful bird, smaller than the Golden Eagle but larger than the Snowy Owl. It is sometimes titled the world's largest owl, but so is the Blakiston's Fish Owl, which is slightly bigger on average. The Eagle Owl has a wingspan of 138–200 cm (55–79 in) and measures 58–75 cm (23–30 in) long. Females weigh 1.75-4.5 kg (3.9-10 lbs) and males weigh 1.5-3.2 kg (3.3-7 lbs). In comparison, the Barn Owl weighs about 500 grams (1.1 lbs).

The great size, ear tufts and orange eyes make this a distinctive species. The ear tufts of males are more upright than those of females. The upperparts are brown-black and tawny-buff, showing as dense freckling on the forehead and crown, stripes on the nape, sides and back of the neck, and dark splotches on the pale ground colour of the back, mantle and scapulars. A narrow buff band, freckled with brown buff, runs up from the base of the bill, above the inner part of the eye and along the inner edge of the black-brown ear tufts. The rump and upper tail-coverts are delicately patterned with dark vermiculations and fine wavy barring. The facial disc is tawny-buff, speckled with black-brown, so densely on the outer edge of the disc as to form a "frame" around the face. The chin and throat are white continuing down the center of the upper breast. The whole of the underparts except for chin, throat and centre of upper breast is covered with fine dark wavy barring, on a tawny-buff ground colour. Legs and feet are likewise marked on a buff ground colour but more faintly. The tail is tawny-buff, mottled dark grey-brown with about six black-brown bars. This plumage may vary slightly in different subspecies but is consistently distinctive. Bill and claws are black, the iris is orange (yellow in some subspecies).(Wikipedia)

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  • Great 
  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3057 W: 139 N: 7396] (41694)
  • [2011-06-05 11:55]

Hi Siegfried,
A nice portrait of this red eyed owl! A very sharp image with great details in the plumage.
I like the profile of this bird adorned with splendid lighting.
Well done for this neat presentation.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Hello Siegfried,

nice capture of this beautiful owl. Excellent lighting, especially on the eye. Great details and colours that really contrast with the effecively blurred green background.

- Jan

Hi Siegfried
awesome portrait of a majestic bird. perfect close up on feathers and good focus on the head. amazing clarity of the eye. wonderful flamage pattern. beautiful sharp colors.
shalom
tsilla

Simply a wonderful closeup capture from a Eurasian Eagle-Owl with exceptionally nice details, Siggi!

The picture is razor-sharp and clarity is amazing.
The contrast between the bird#s color and the BG is praiseworthy.
Well caught POV and nice management of light.
Thanks for sharing.

Viele Grüße
Paras

What an impressive look by great details and 3D POV and also great colours well captured well done SIEGFRIED POTRYKUS.

Olá Siggy
fantastic sharpness, light, colors...great portrait
Um abraço
teresa

Wow! Awesome macro of this owl. The eye is so clear and sharp and wonderful colors. Very well done, tfs.

  • Great 
  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 552 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-06-05 18:19]

Siegfried,
A very sharp and detailed CU with great background bokeh. A very fine portrait.
LAB

WOW! Fantastic shot Siggi. The detail and color is spectacular. Great dof. Magnificent bird well captured. TFS, Lori

  • Great 
  • HienVy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 375 W: 18 N: 699] (4273)
  • [2011-06-05 21:03]

Hi Siegfried.
You captured it beautifully.
Great lighting as well as coloring and sharp details.
TFS
HienVy

a optimum sharp image you present us. good colour. red eye immediately attract viewer.
great composition.
tfs
samiran

Excellent pose of the bird. Very well captured.
Great picture with many details and super sharpness!

  • Great 
  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 877] (8289)
  • [2011-06-06 8:47]

Hi Siegfried,

Very nice portrait of the Eagle-owl, I like the détails of the plumage.
Wonderful texture and excellent colors, very good light and sharpness.
The B/G is beautiful, TFS.
Have a good week.
My best regards.
John

  • Great 
  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1498 W: 0 N: 4178] (21532)
  • [2011-06-06 13:48]

Witaj Siggi :)

Ptak jest przepiekny, a Twoje wykonanie
w kolorach, swietle i idealnej ostrosci FANTASTYCZNE!!!

Serdecznosci wiele.
Barbara

Hello Siegfried,

Portrait somptueux avec un oeil perçant impressionant et irrésistible.
Capture majestique, les détails du plumage sont d'une grande netteté. Le contraste est subtile avec les tons verts en BG.
félicitations pour cette présentation ravissante.
Merci du partage.
Regards.
Yolande

Namaskar Siegfried Potrykus,
Wonderful Picture. Nice Colour, Contrast and sharpness. Nice POV.
TFS.
Regards.
Nilotpal Patra.

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 635 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2011-06-07 8:08]

HI Siegfried, this is a breathtaking capture of a beautiful owl. It really could be our owl SLIGO in the zoo Heidelberg. Excellent portrait.TFS
Rergards Rose

HI Siegfried...excellent shot...great focus and perfect light and tones...nice work.

Roger

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