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Tawny Owl

Tawny Owl
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Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikkor AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-01 4:28
Viewed: 2513
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An early start rewarded me with this shot of the Tawny Owl.

Tawny owl

Tawny owls are the most common and widespread of British owls. They emit the characteristic courtship ‘twit-twooo’ which is actually a duet between male and female. Typically, tawny owls occupy a favourite perch in broadleaf woodlands, from which they drop on to unsuspecting small mammals, such as voles. The inedible remains are regurgitated in the form of a pellet. Labour is divided between breeding pairs since the female incubates the clutch of eggs, and the male is responsible for feeding the chicks once they hatch.

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Hello Les,
Wonderful picture of this Tawny Owl, The expression in the face is fantastic! Great sharp focus and excellent natural colours, very well captured,
Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend,
Best Regards,

Love this fine portrait of a perfect hunter such as this gorgeous Tawny owl, Mr. Bennett! The natural surrounding strengthens the perfect composition! The soft sight light and the dark eyes of the bird create a mysterious feeling here! Well done for the execution of this rare moment! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Hi Les,

All-right mate!., very nice capture of this Tawny Owl Les, great sharpness with superb details throughout the bird, impressive exposure control and very well handled, Striking eyes, "like ive seen them before" hmmm maybe my first love, but that was a long time ago he he he, Nevertheless a fabulous picture my friend and well done,
Best regards,


Impressive photo Les! The subject, the composition, the colours, and the sharpness are excellent. The lighting is fantastic.

Hi Les,
very nice photo of this owl. Great point of view. Nice colours. Good sharpness.
Have a nice Saturday,

Hello Les

Excellent photo of the Tawny owl with the fine
frontal POV giving that expressive eye-contact,
i love to see the branches and the leafs in the
image because is part of the bird's environment,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


Hi Les,
What a wonderful image with the soft light so appropriate for a daylight image of an owl. The colours are just beautiful and the whole image such a pleasure to view. Very well done indeed.

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