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Strix uralensis


Strix uralensis
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Copyright: Jacek Pedzisz (jackart) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 17 N: 187] (1965)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 300mm f/4 USM L, hoya 77mm HMC UV[O]
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-13 12:42
Viewed: 3082
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Ural Owl (Strix uralensis) is a medium-large nocturnal owl of the genus Strix, with up to 15 subspecies found in Europe and northern Asia.

The Ural Owl is smaller than the Great Grey Owl, and much larger than the Tawny Owl, which it superficially resembles. Distinguishing features apart from the size are the pale, buffish grey-brown plumage, with copious dark brown streaking on the back, back of the head and underparts. It has a round head with plain buffish-grey facial discs, orange-yellow bill and small black eyes. The tail is long and wedge-shaped, with dark barring on the uppertail, and the wings are rounded. Sexes are similar, with no seasonal variation. Size: 50–59 cm; Wingspan: Male 115 cm, female 125 cm; Weight: Male 540-730g, female 720-1200g.

Source: Wikipedia

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2011-09-13 13:45]

Hola Jacek.
Great work here. Nice pose of this beautiful Owl. I also like the POV.
TFS My friend.
Luis52.

This beautiful young Ural owl! I like its look, highly detailed photos!
ciao
Stefano

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-09-14 1:05]

Witaj Jacku,
Bardzo efektowne zdjecie. Sowy zawsze wywoluja wrazenie swoim wygladem ale tezsa dosc rzadko widziane. Zazwyczaj aktywne sa po zmierzchu a wtedy z fotografowaniem jest trudno.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-14 7:55]

Hello Jacek,
Excellent photo of this Ural Owl in superb sharpness and details. Very nice pose, beautiful natural colours and a good POV.
Regards,
Peter

Hello Jacek,
A very rare capture. To see and shoot such a lovely bird you really need some luck.
Exceptional clarity. Wonderful natural colors and perfect focus.
Marius.

Hi Jacek,

Very nice picture of this owl with good details & great sharpness.
Good POV & nice eye contact too. Well done & TFS.
Kapil

Bonjour Jacek,
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans son environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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