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Barn Owl


Barn Owl
Photo Information
Copyright: Sharon Johnson (shazzy) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 3 N: 15] (171)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix 8000, Digital - JPG
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-22 9:16
Viewed: 3876
Points: 4
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Latin name

Tyto alba
Family

Owls (Tytonidae)
Overview

With heart shaped face, buff back and wings and pure white under parts the barn owl is a distinctive and much loved countryside bird. Widely distributed across the UK, and indeed the world, the bird has suffered declines over the past fifty years as a result of the degradation of once prey-rich habitats in the face of intensive agricultural practices. This decline, fortunately, has halted in many areas and the population may now be increasing.
Where to see them

Open country, along field edges, riverbanks and roadside verges.
When to see them

All year round; during the day, but best at dusk.
What they eat

Mice, voles and shrews

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-09-22 11:25]

Hi Sharon
That is an excellent closed up of the Barn Owl.Good pov and razor sharp image with amasing plumage detail.You did perfectely manage the detail from the white plumage.Also nice pose with great natural colors.
TFS Michel

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2010-09-23 2:24]

Great shot...
Usually white color is difficult to get with no over exposition.
You managed it very good!
Regards
Ena

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