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Short-eared Owl in flight

Short-eared Owl in flight
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Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 509] (3544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: CANON 1Ds Mark III, Canon 500mm f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/7.1
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite bird in-flight photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-01-04 17:04
Viewed: 3473
Points: 14
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Short-eared Owl in flight.

Hunting occurs mostly at night, but this owl is diurnal and crepuscular as well as nocturnal. Its daylight hunting seems to coincide with the high-activity periods of voles, its preferred prey.It tends to fly only feet above the ground in open fields and grasslands until swooping down upon its prey feet-first. Several owls may hunt over the same open area. Its food consists mainly of rodents, especially voles, but it will eat other small mammals and some large insects. Sometimes it even tends to eat smaller birds. Its flight is characteristically floppy due to its irregular wingbeats. The Short-eared Owl may also be described as "moth or bat-like" in flight.
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Wow Peter this is fabulous. This owl is in perfect focus, amazing for an in-flight capture. Nice light and big yellow eye. Wonderful!

Yes well done indeed! A well timed capture.

hello Peter

great close-up shot of the Short-eared Owl in flight,
with fine POV, good to see that free space in front,
superbly focused with great sharpness and details,



  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-01-04 23:28]

Perfect in flight capture with a rare specie in my country
thanks for sharing

  • Great 
  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2011-01-04 23:45]

Hi Peter
this is just a WOW picture
great pose great compo great colors great sharpness (maybe a tiny little bit oversharpened)

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-05 8:53]

Hello Peter,
Excellent photo of this owl in flight. Good sharpness, a bit oversharpened in the wing, details and beautiful colours. Great POV, timing, composition and blue sky in the BG.

  • floracy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 102 W: 0 N: 253] (1157)
  • [2011-01-05 9:04]

Hi Peter,
Impressive in-flight photo; the sharpness and colours are perfect. Best wishes, Pambos

Hi Peter
Great timing and god details must have been difficult to see it not to mention capture it with such a great detail and color. Well Done!
Regards Hedesan

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