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spotted eagle owl

spotted eagle owl
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Copyright: Paul Bright (paulbright) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 0 N: 238] (2764)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-05
Categories: Birds
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
Viewed: 4478
Points: 11
[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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Hi Paul,
Sorry for rushed visit, very busy night.
Worth the big green smile, thanks for posting.
Have a good week.

Nice detail, well done.


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [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...

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  • ridfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
  • [2005-11-08 7:30]

superbement pris......


Nice portrait shot Paul, great sharpness and DOF, well captured too. Thanks for sharing.

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  • gopi Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 70] (337)
  • [2005-11-09 2:21]

Very nice composition. The experession on the Owl's face is even more interesting. TFS

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