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Long eared Owl


Long eared Owl
Photo Information
Copyright: Jeppe Madsen (Jeppe) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 33] (193)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-13
Categories: Birds
Exposure: 30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-13 12:31
Viewed: 5120
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I’m a very rare poster here on TN, too bad but I can’t find time and besides have I decided only to post when I got something.
This happened last night – I was lucky to get this beauty alive while having a night snack. I believe this in Danish called a “Skovhornugle” and in English will it Long eared Owl (Asio otus)
The full story behind the shot will be told on TE together with an alternative “Flash-light” version of this shot.

The photo taken with a Canon EOS 20D – Tamron 70-300mm – f/8.0 ISO800 - 30sek
I used a powerful torch to “paint” the tree and owl with light during the long exposure time.
Please note the double ears – they seems to be moving all the time during the exposure.

Number of pairs in DK: 1500-2000
length: 36 cm
wing span: 84-95 cm
weight: 270-330 gr.
brood: 4-6
Biotope: Small woods, spruce forest
food: Mice, Field Mice, shrew (mouse), Minor birds


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Very beautiful owl. Some would say that ih as an orangeish cast, but I think it gives a special end of daylight mood.

Regards, Petru

Hej Jeppe

Ih hvor er det rart at høre fra dig igen, det er længe siden. Flot, flot billede og jeg er slet ikke misundelig;-). Jeg har været på et par ugleture med en lokal fulekiggerforening efter disse, men uden held. Lækkert billede med en fantastisk skarphed og flotte farver. Jeg synes specielt godt om det glimt den har i øjnene - formentlig fra flashen. Farverne ser rigtig godt ud og beskæringen er OK. Dog ville det have været bedre, hvis uglen havde siddet i modsatte side, når man tager dens drejning af hovedet i betragtning, men man kan jo ikke altid få det som man ønsker med vilde dyr. Alt i alt et lækkert billede, som du kan være stolt af. - Jeg har for resten stadig en flaske vin liggende med dit navn på - glæder mig til vi kan dele den engang inden den "går over". En god jul og et godt nytår til dig og din familie også.

Incroyable cette prise que j'aime beaucoup. Il me semble vous voir en pyjama avec votre torche. À ses pieds, est-ce une proie? Il louche ce petit. LOL
J'aime la composition avec l'arbre sur lequel il s'est posé. Merci du partage!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-12-13 19:14]

Belle prise nature,un beau spécimen et un superbe regard.

Félicitations et merci!

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-12-13 20:18]

Excellent capture!
Very good details in eyes,
nice colours.
Well done and thanks for sharing!

Hi Zep

Nice composition with great details. Thanks for the informative note too. Nice work.

Hej Jeppe,
Fed fangst - for jer begge. Flotte farver og et sjovt udtryk, du har fanget ;-)

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