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Short-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl
Photo Information
Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A200, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-09 5:13
Viewed: 5939
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Asio flammeus. Aberlady Bay Natur Reserve just east of Edinburgh.
Two birds flying over marshland and hunting.This one just caught one and landed on this pole just a few meters from me as if it wanted to present her prize.

Wikipedia: Hunting occurs mostly at night, but this owl is diurnal and crepuscular as well as nocturnal. It tends to fly only feet above the ground in open fields and grasslands until swooping down upon its prey feet-first (Alsop 2001). Several owls may hunt over the same open area (Kaufman 2000). Its food consists mainly of rodents, especially voles, but it will eat other small mammals and some large insects (Ehrlich 1988).

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  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-05-09 7:09]

Hello Pierre
Nice capture with a rare species for me, great action and natural colors.

  • Great 
  • Metin Silver Star Critiquer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 16] (176)
  • [2009-05-09 7:30]

Hi Pierre
very good capture and good details have a great weekend

hello Pierre
the scene and the moment are great,nice shot and beautiful photo

  • Great 
  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2009-05-10 0:58]

Hi Pierre,

Great portrait of this owl. The bird captured a big mouse for dinner.
The background is a bit rough. Have you thought of using neat picture. Great workshop program.


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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2010-09-15 4:00]

Woow. Another nice photo of a bird with its prey. But this one is more rare comparing to kingfisher and I think this is the first photo of this bird I've ever seen with a prey. TFS.

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