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barn owl


barn owl
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Copyright: bruno lazzoni (cooper) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 46 W: 2 N: 38] (640)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 80
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-14 19:04
Viewed: 3979
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Nom commun : Effraie des clochers
Nom latin : Tyto alba
Classe : Oiseaux
Ordre : Strigiformes
Famille : Tytonidés
Taille : Longueur : entre 35 et 45 cm
Poids : De 300 à 580 g; la femelle est généralement un peu plus lourde que le mâle.
Habitat : Terrains découverts et milieux ouverts : champs, lisières de forêt, marais.
Régime
alimentaire : Carnivore (surtout des petits rongeurs tels les campagnols, amphibiens et oiseaux)
Reproduction : Ovipare
Nombre de jeunes : En moyenne : entre 3 et 7 oeufs par ponte
Longévité : Record : 34 ans
Informations
additionnelles : L'effraie des clochers est l'un des oiseaux les plus largement répandus dans le monde. On la rencontre sur tous les continents, à l'exception de l'Antarctique, bien sûr. Elle est, par contre, très rare au Québec puisqu'elle se trouve à la limite nordique de sa distribution géographique. Cet oiseau de proie nocturne a été à l'origine de maintes histoires de fantômes, probablement parce qu'elle aime habiter les bâtisses non occupées et parfois même les clochers des églises. En effet, lequel d'entre nous, ne serait pas effrayé et surpris de voir la silhouette blanchâtre de l'effraie voler silencieusement au-dessus de lui ou d'entendre son cri lugubre et mystérieux ?
[edit] Description
These are pale, long-winged, long-legged owls, 33–39 cm in length with an 80–95 cm wingspan. They have an effortless wavering flight as they quarter pastures or similar hunting grounds. Sometimes they are called Monkey-Faced Owls because of their appearance. They are also called Ghost Owls due to their eerie, silent flight. Other common names are Church Owl, Golden Owl, Rat Owl, and Stone Owl.

Barn Owls have a notable shreee scream, ear-shattering at close range. They also hiss like snakes. When captured or cornered, they throw themselves on their backs and flail with sharp-taloned feet, an effective defence. Contrary to popular belief, they do not make the call "tu-whit to-whoo" (see Tawny Owl).

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-07-14 19:21]

great focus and color wonderful background great expression

Beautiful owl portrait Bruno.
Composition, sharpness and exposure are excellent and the colors and details in the feathers as well as the soft green color tones in the background are wonderful.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice Sunday,
Harry

Nice detail, wonderful dof, terrific background and color. An especially wonderful capture. I love the contrast between the background and the owl. Nicely done

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-15 1:00]

Bruno, Wonderful creature of the god. what a lovley eyes. WOW. You are lucky to witness and take a shot. TFS Ganesh

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-07-15 1:39]

Hi Bruno,
Perfect macrosoft! Outstanding details, colours and composition. I like the crop you have done.
TFS, José M.

Beautiful portrait of barn owl,excellant pov with great details,very sharp,great job.

Hello Bruno,
I love this close up , the colors are beautiful and its such a sweet photo of the owls face...great shot. tFS
Donna:o)

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-07-15 6:36]

Hi Bruno,
This is such a wonderful barn owl. Great details and sharpness. Beautiful colors.
Lise

Bruno,

Wonderful image! The exposure was very well captured on such a hard bird to shoot. Nice job.
Love the framing that sets off the owls features.
TFS

fototab

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-07-15 10:49]

Hello Bruno,
Beautiful photo of this Barn Owl. Very sharp with great colours and BG. The composition is very good. Details are wonderful.
Regards,
Peter

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-07-18 5:28]

bonjour Bruno,
superbe portrait de ce rapace, tout est bien gérer (netteté, lumière), vraiment du très bon travail.
bravo

gl

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  • cam Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 85 W: 0 N: 78] (360)
  • [2007-07-23 19:13]

Bon sang Bruno,où étais-je cette journée là.je travaille trop,c'est sur!
J'admire et je salive.
Charles

Hello Bruno,
Why are barn owls so appealing? They really pluck at the heart strings! I just love this! He is not shy! Great detail and sharpness!
Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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