Great grey owl
|Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden)
|Date Taken: 2006-05-27|
|Exposure: f/2.8, 1/125 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-06-03 18:02|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|I think this is a barred owl. Strix varia. It is a large owl. It goes by many other names, including eight hooter, rain owl,wood owl and striped owl, but is probably know best as the hoot owl.|
Barred Owls hunt by waiting on a high perch at night, or flying through the woods and swooping down on prey. They may also hunt near dawn or dusk.
Update: Data from Fisher...the above is wrong...it is a portraiture of the GREAT GREY OWL.
The call is a whoo-whoo-whoo-whoo-ah.
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- [2006-06-03 19:17]
Beautiful capture of the GREAT GREY OWL and well done on the composition and details.
The barred Owl has brown eyes one of the key identifications.
Hi Annick, I just love owls. They have such an interesting look about them. Your colours and detail are great. Janice
- [2006-06-04 2:35]
Salut Annick! I'm a owls lover but I never had the chanse to see this great bird. Very good details and colours. Dan
- [2006-06-04 4:36]
This photo is very subtile. Especially the eye is great. TFS.
- [2006-06-05 6:44]
Lovely side capture.Sharpness and detail is spot on. Well done tfs.
Impossible to have them face you huh? Ilike how you caught it from the side. I like its face, even more impressive than the Grand Duc (don't know the english name). The details are very impressive here!!
Thanks a lot!