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European Eagle Owl - Kaln

European Eagle Owl - Kaln
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Copyright: Val Saxby (val123) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 36] (262)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon 100-400mm4,5-5,6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-15 6:35
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This is Kaln - European Eagle Owl

Although they are being spotted in the wild in the UK this is not a wild bird but a resident of the Barn Owl Centre in Gloucestershire.

This stunning Owl is the largest of the Owls in Europe. These raptors are about 27 inches (69 centimeters) long and males are smaller than females. Females can weigh about nine pounds (between 2,280 and 4,200 grams), though males usually weigh just over half this. Normally a female European Eagle Owl's wing is about 19 inches (48 centimeters) long, and a male's wing is about 18 inches (45 centimeters) long.

European Eagle Owls are found in Europe, particularly northern Europe, and they are also found in North Africa, the Middle East, and other parts Asia. Though once a very populous species, the European Eagle Owl's numbers have suffered in recent years from habitat loss. These lovely birds are also shot and trapped. However, the species is not in grave danger of extinction at the moment.

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Hello Val,
Precise moment. The European Eagle Owl is 'showing off very well.
An impressive owl and definitely one of the largest owl species.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-02-15 10:03]

Hello Val,

You have made an excelent in flight photo. you have photographed the bird in a nice light and in an excelent pose. The open wings shows well the plumage. Pattern and colors can be well observed.

Thank you for sharing,


This shot is amazingly well framed, the span of the wings is tremendous. I especially like the way that the light flows through the wig tips and the sharp eyes.


striking capture, TFS Ori

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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2009-02-15 23:38]

Hi Val,

you cought an excellent moment in the flight of this great bird. I'm an owls lover. Your photo is well done with sharp details ans colours.

Regards, Dan.

Hi Val,

nice presentation of these Owl.
Good details in the wings.Beautiful natural colours.
You have here good light on the wings.


wow , spectacular capture with perfect sharp and very fine details , good natural light and wonderful colours ,
very well done !
best regards ,

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