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Burrowing Owl


Burrowing Owl
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Copyright: Bruno Santana (brunorsantana) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 916 W: 411 N: 1511] (6503)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-30
Categories: Nature, Portrait
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): E y e s, BIRDS OF PREY, _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros, Owls from around the world, owls by night or day., 2 stars favorite photos, Birds portraits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-04-05 11:48
Viewed: 28527
Favorites: 6 [view]
Points: 132
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
"The Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) is a small, long-legged owl found throughout open landscapes of North and South America. Burrowing owls can be found in grasslands, rangelands, agricultural areas, deserts, or any other dry, open area with low vegetation. They nest and roost in burrows, such as those excavated by prairie dogs (Cynomys spp.). Unlike most owls, burrowing owls are often active during the day, although they tend to avoid the mid-day heat. Most hunting is still done from dusk until dawn, when their owl apomorphies are most advantageous.".
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Modelo de Câmera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Velocidade do obturador: 1/125 s
Abertura do Diafragma: F/3,5
Velocidade ISO: ISO-80
Flash: Não
Tripé (Tripod): Não
Data da foto: 30 de setembro de 2008
Hora: 3:48PM

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Critiques [Translate]

Hello Bruno

WHat a glance !!! Amazing capture.
Stunning colors and great details.

Wonderful portrait my friend.
Excellent shot

My compliments

Best regards

Olá amigo Bruno
Espantosa foto. Os olhos desta coruja fazem lembrar dois faróis de cores espantosas.
Simplesmente maravilhosa.
Parabéns e grande abraço.
José Diogo

Hello!
Excellent portrait of this Owl!
Fantastic colours and sharpness.
Very well done
Greetings
Tadeusz

Ola Bruno;
wow what an amazing eyes!
absolutely lovely captured;
great owl shot, excellent sharpness and vivid colours;
very good taken, elegant framing
TFS;
friendly greetings from Poland;
Karolina

Hello Bruno!
Exellent owl portrait!
Very beautiful eyes!
Fantastic shot!
Best regards!
Lili

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-04-05 12:53]
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Hello Bruno

Amazing owl. Great details. Marvellous eyes.
Great shot. Excellent job'
Regards.

Francis Xavier

Boa noite Bruno,

essa está excelente. Bonita foto com uma otima composicao. Bonitas cores, bonito trabalho, parabéns!

Um grande abraço,

Stasa

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-04-05 13:16]
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Hi Bruno,
Excellent clarity and definition of details on this close-up
You are lucky to capture this owl with this sharp-eyes. Very hypnotic effect!
Bravo! Annie

Beleza, Bruno,
Olhos fantásticos e uma foto primorosa.
Parabéns
Raimundo

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-04-05 14:10]
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HI Bruno
Fantastic, so close and so sharp, the bird looks as if its ready to pounce on its prey.
I think your owl has shed a few feathers on my desk.
Excellent shot.
Dot

Hi Bruno, a lovely and perfect capture of this pretty owl. Eyes are very impressive...
TFS and cheers,
Bayram

Hello Bruno,

How wonderful this owl portrait is!
Perfect exposure. Great details. The focus on the eyes is especially good.

Congrats and thanks,
Eungbong

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  • suzy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 36 N: 1214] (4355)
  • [2009-04-06 3:53]
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woww those eyes... as if she' ready to attack! what a frown:( really interesting owl series.. I am so glad am learning a lot about this bird from your shots and notes, always curious about it! such an amazing presentation, sharp and detailed and a moody OWL!!! SUPERBE WORK MY FRIEND..

ALL THE BEST AND GOOD MORNING:)
Suzy

Hi Bruno,

This is a wonderful portrait of the owl. Very sharp and the colors are amazing. Well done!

Regards,
Werner

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-04-06 8:50]
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Merhaba dear Bruno...
Beautiful shot..
Beautiful colours, good detail and light..
Well done..
Best regards..
Selamlar...

Ola Bruno
Grandiosa fotografia meu amigo
Cores, nitidez , composição etc
Perfeito
Um grande abraço
Sergio

Hi Bruno,
Perfect detils and colors...
Well presented portrait
TFS
Selahattin E

Great colours and details. Great close up. I could almost being hypnotised by those saucer like eyes. TFS
warm regards
David

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  • rlrad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 142 W: 8 N: 375] (1374)
  • [2009-04-06 17:40]
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Hi Bruno,

What a sharp image, the eyes are great! You can see, almost feel, the textures of this bird's feathers. Very nice!

Congratulations!
Reed Radcliffe
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Amigo Bruno,

Outra belíssima foto desta já famosa coruja!
Excelente!
Grande abraço,
Sergio

Olá Bruno.

Sabia que vc teria pelo menos mais uma carta ("coruja") guardadinha na "manga"...
Eu esperava por essa bela coruja de corpo quase inteiro, maravilhosa , com todos esses (belos ) detalhes que teem as corujas. Essas teem tido o previlégio de serem muito bem documentadas e postadas por vc. Maravilha de cores, nitidez (10) tanto das peninhas, bico e esses olhos maravilhosos mostrados com grande realidade através dessas suas fotos. Lindo frame, bem sutil.
Obrigada por compartilhá-la e Abraços.
Elisabete

Olá Bruno

O que mais me chama a atenção na coruja são os olhos, acho impressionates; aqui também é o que prende o meu olhar...quanta perfeição e que cores!

Parabéns.
GA
Vera

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-04-06 20:42]
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Hi Bruno...

Excellent shot - nice portrait of Owl!
Fantastic details, colours and sharpness.
Very well done.
Best regards,
George

Hello Bruno,
'Magnificent','Amazing',What can i say it is simply great!!!
Really a very clear shot i can each and every feather and the eyes are marvelous..
Good job,
TFS,
Vaibhav..

Hi bruno
Amazing portrait of this wonderful creature
Excellent focus and clarity
Regards and TFS
Alireza

Ola Bruno,
What a stuniinin portrait of this bird.Nice look vith sharp details.TFS.
Abracos,

hAyAti

excellent,excellent,excellent

Ciao Bruno


Este trabalho é muito impressionante,
uma apresentação bem composto!
O close-up é habilmente feito com grande clareza nos detalhes e, a própria situação acrescenta ao valor ...
Bem afiada ... realmente impressionante!
Amo os olhos dela!

Saudações,

Sergio

Olá Bruno,
Adoro os olhos destas aves magníficas.
Um belo retrato com muito boa definiição, cores e enquadramento.
OPC
Abraço amigável,
Lurdes

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  • isa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 62 N: 139] (1593)
  • [2009-04-07 14:56]
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Amigo Bruno!
Que lindos olhos nesta coruja, enigmática.
Belíssimos pormenores e nitidez.
As cores luminosas estão muito bem!
Parabéns pela partilha.
Um abraço fraterno,
Isa

Hi Bruno...nice close up shot...great details and tones...nice work.

Roger

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  • Koala Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 370 W: 32 N: 77] (4031)
  • [2009-04-08 0:40]
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wow, impressive shot
details and colors are amazing :D

Have a beautiful day!

Alexandra

Ola Bruno:
fantastico POV.
os olhos estao magnificos.
muito boa captura com cores bonitas.
parabens.

um abraco
Salomao

Hi Bruno,
This is a really impressive portrait photo of this owl. Your focus in the eyes is perfect, the vivid yellow colour and the pale brown body are in good harmony with each other, fine contrast. Enlightment is fine, too, overall a great shot! tFS.
Greetings,
Kristof

Helo Bruno
I say ,only.........EXCELLENT
Thanks for sharing
Amaizing work
Cheers,Braca

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2009-04-09 11:17]
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Hello Bruno,
Woow,this is amnzing portrait.Excellent details,sharpnes light and colours.I like your composition very good note.
Regards.
Janusz

Hi Bruno. Intensive and perfect portrait. This bird seems to me severe and funny at same time. Great capture.

Roberto

The owl's sharp yellow eyes are super intense and are indeed the highlight along with the textured ruffled feathers. Good work Bruno...I definitely need a lot of catching up with your past postings. Bes regards...Danilo

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-04-11 12:33]
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The eyes are almost hypnotising Bruno,like he is thinking about you(angry ;]])
Good job and happy easter my friend

jan

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-04-11 13:26]
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Witaj Bruno!

Owl and realization...fantastic!!!

I congratulate and I greet Cie wishing Happy Easter warmly.
Barbara

hello Bruno
this is splendid close up from this pretty model
wonderful photo
best regards
Nasos

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-04-12 11:39]
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Hi Bruno,
beautiful shot.Effective looks.Well taken.TFS.Necla.

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  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2009-04-12 13:40]
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Hi Bruno, you have captured its hypnotic eyes in a perfect way! Amazing detail a and colours. really a great work!
Ciao, cinzia

Ola Bruno!
Wonderful clarity definition and details,
in this beautiful owl portrait!
nice colours and Marvellous eyes.
Compliments and TFS
Kostas

Hi Bruno
A very striking portrait with excellent sharpness and DOF. The eyes are very intense - the bright yellow and black is quite frightening.
TFS
Carl

Olá Bruno!
Hummmm! Com esse olhar eu acho que a sua coruja não gostou de mim!
Está realmente muito boa esta sua foto (não só esta) luz, cor e definição!
Saudações
Varela

beautiful colours and sharpness

wohoo.. excellent potrait shot of this wise owl, Bruno.. you done it again.. very impressive work.. very sharp and detail.. well done..

regards, terry

Excellent capture of the inteligent bird, Nice tele shot.

Ol´Raimundo
Excelente photo, a nitidez e cor, especialmente nos olhos é fantástica; o close up é muito bem conseguido e muito bem contrastado; excelente composição.
Imagem soberba, parabéns, mb

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  • Loup Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 73] (1327)
  • [2009-04-20 14:15]
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Hello Bruno,
WOWWW! I'm astonishen!!!
It's absolutly wonderful!
Colors and details perfect.
Reel fine posting.
Thank
Jasmine

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  • Niva Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1121 W: 2 N: 877] (11866)
  • [2009-04-26 16:04]
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Outra para as minhas favoritas, Bruno.
Nesse tema você é expert, nada mais a declarar! Grande abraço, meus parabéns!
Nivaldo

Bonjour Bruno.
Magnifique expression nature dans regard profond. La qualité de l’image est superbe, tant au niveau des couleurs, de la netteté que des contraste.
Bonne journée.
Urs

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2009-04-27 12:19]
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What a fantastic shot - detailed and colourful TFS

Bri

Hello Bruno !
You invited me to visit your TL gallery, so here I am ! :-) I discover here many more beautiful pictures from you, but the ones that I prefer will always be the nature shots like this one. I love the big yellow eyes and sharp look of the owl, the details ae excellent, natural colors, nicely composed, maybe a lower POV would have been better but I know it's not always possible. Very well done !
Valérie.

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  • djw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 55 W: 0 N: 63] (987)
  • [2009-04-29 21:10]
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Hello Bruno, Wow, those are some eyes. Great shot. We have these little owls here too, but they are quite rare and are now a portected species. Thanks, Dave

Ola Bruno! Dangereous , but clever owl. Excellent portrait. Ideal contrast and sharp. Saude!

Hello Bruno
What haunting eyes - you have captured a fantastic image here - the DOF is spot on - there is so much detail in the shadows.
TFS
Will

Olá,
Gostei do padrão, perspectiva, cor e nitidez!
Uma foto muito boa ....!
Ana

Greetings Bruto, Super photo of this owl! Great detail & color! Regards Don

Excelente imagen perfectamente nitida y de gran color
magnifica
Buen trabajo
un saludo

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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-10-14 6:45]
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Hi Bruno,

Excellent details of the bird.
Well captured.

TFS
Ramon

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-10-21 17:46]
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Hi Bruno,
wow..ths is an excellent presentation of a great beauty. The lovely patterns and colours are so wonderful.
The eyes are so lively and exciting to note.
Well presented and superbs caption.
Well done.

Regards,
Foozi

Hi Bruno,

Superb closeup capture of the owl with hypnotic eyes!
The sharpness and POV are perfect with great natural colors.
The way he is posing for your ca,era, is just incredible.

best regards,
Paras

Olá Bruno,

Maybe this is a small owl, but his gaze is terrifying.
Great POV, focus, light and perfectly shown colors.
Amazing sharpness.

Best regards,
Tatjana

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2010-02-07 4:12]

Cheers Bruno ;)
AMAZING close up...eye to eye...All my compliments...
J ;)

Hello Bruno,
What a fantastic glance! Details and coulours are perfect. Well done! Friendly regards,
Catherine

what an amazing creature. look at those eyes... love the cloe up, not sure if the bird likes it..lol beautiful!

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