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Pearl-spotted Owlet


Pearl-spotted Owlet
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-01-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-07-31 7:52
Viewed: 1857
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Pearl-spotted Owlet (Glaucidium perlatum) is an owl that breeds in Africa south of the Sahara. This species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, Strigidae, which contains most species of owl. The other grouping is the barn owls, Tytonidae.

The Pearl-spotted Owlet is a common and easily seen bird in open woodland and savannah. It nests in a hole in a tree, such as a disused barbet nest, laying 2-4 eggs.

The Pearl-spotted Owlet is small (19 cm) and stocky, with a longish tail. The upperparts are rich brown, heavily spotted with white. The underparts are white, streaked with brown. The facial disc is white and the eyes are yellow. There are two eyespots on the nape.
Sexes are similar, but young birds are paler with a shorter tail. The flight is deeply undulating.
This species often hunts by day, and can be readily located by the small birds that mob it while it is perched in a tree. It hunts a variety of small prey, including birds. The call is a whistled tu-tu-tu-tu-tu-tu-tu.

Source: Wikipedia

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hallo Peter
mooie opname van deze uil
super om hem te vinden en dan ook nog een foto
prachtige kleuren
gr lou

Hi Peter,

It seems as if this bird was not worried by your presence. Great colours and focus a good dof and nice oof background. I like the diagonal of the branch.
Thanks for sharing and your kind remarks as to my health.
Regards Bill.

Ciao Peter, great capture of beautiful owl in nice pose, perfect focus on eya, splendid sharpness, wonderful natural colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Peter,
Beautiful photograph of this "Pearl Spotted Owlet". Nicely isolated this bird from BG. God details and color.
Thanks for sharing with informative NOTE,
Regards,
Srikumar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6385 W: 89 N: 15528] (64980)
  • [2016-07-31 12:11]

Hi Peter,very nice meeting with this beautiful owl,an excellent capture talking about colors and exposure,the sharpness is good but not the best,maybe you crop a lot the original pic...interesting post about this bird that i missed during my african trips.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Peter,
Excellent capture with a nice specie. Perfect focus, details and clarity.
It is a high quality image. A great luck to catch it from a close range.
Thanks for sharing.
Marius.

Very nice portrait of this little owlet. Difficult light conditions I presume?
thanks and greetings
Pierre

I like the expression in the eye of this Owl, Peter.
The POV looking upward is just right in this capture.
Thanks for sharing this picture of a unique species of Owl.
Ram

Hello Peter

Wonderful close-up shot of this owlet, very fine POV and framing,
wonderful lateral light, great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS

Asbed

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