spotted eagle owl
|Copyright: Paul Bright (paulbright)
|Date Taken: 2005-11-05|
|Camera: Canon 300D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/40 seconds|
|Details: Tripod: Yes|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2005-11-07 13:39|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|spotted eagle owl - Bubo africanus.|
Very common resident. Fairly large, grey-brown owl.
Usually in pairs in a wide range of habitats from bushveld to suburbia where it perches on buildings or feeds on lawns at night. LArge exotic trees and rocky hillsides also much favoured.
I got this shot on a very rainy sunday afternoon after my friend Ben called to inform that a family of owls, (a male, female and two juveniles) have taken refuge in his garden. It was very dark and I had to use a tripod. This is the mother I suppose, dad was out of house in search of food and it was sitting on this perch for hours watching over the two small ones perched on the roof of his house. At night apparently the smallest of the juveniles got into Ben's study and he got some incredibly cute shots, I will ask him to post it.
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Sorry for rushed visit, very busy night.
Worth the big green smile, thanks for posting.
Have a good week.
Nice detail, well done.
- [2005-11-08 4:22]
Beautiful and interesting shot that you have well done ! Congratulations Paul and thanks for sharing.
" the Life is so rare in the universe and the Nature so precious, we must take care of them! " Christian...
- [2005-11-08 7:30]
Nice portrait shot Paul, great sharpness and DOF, well captured too. Thanks for sharing.
- [2005-11-09 2:21]
Very nice composition. The experession on the Owl's face is even more interesting. TFS