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Burrowing Owl in Tree!


Burrowing Owl in Tree!
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Copyright: brenda stevens (drchoneydew) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 38 N: 475] (3501)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-15
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-19 2:54
Viewed: 1446
Points: 16
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Such a joy to capture this Burrowing Owl in a tree of all places. Did my research and expected to see him in a little hole! He was captured in a park south of me and the day spent there makes me want to go back and just sit and watch these little birds for hours! They are so curious and definitely do not like loud children and lawn mowers!

When I visited this public park was thankful to see how the rangers roped around areas which they thought a nesting pair would be. I did see some little faces poke out a few of their dens, hope to go back later this week and catch some more footage

Burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia) are so named because they live underground in burrows that have been dug out by small mammals like ground squirrels and prairie dogs. They are covered in brown spotted feathers and have long legs. They also sport distinctive white “eyebrows” above bright yellow eyes. They are one of the smallest owls in North America.

Unlike other owls, burrowing owls are active during the day, especially in the spring when they gather food for their large broods. This species of owl prefers open areas with low ground cover. They can often be found perching near their burrow on fence posts and trees like I joyfully found!

Started a new job and love investigating the surrounding areas, taking lots of pics and can't wait to share more! Have missed you guys here!

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To PeterZ: thanks i will give that suggestion a try!drchoneydew 1 06-19 17:44
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sir
照的很漂亮 很美麗的貓頭鷹 也很清晰
光線優美 非常的可愛
構圖也很美麗 真是好看
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hallo Brenda
great shot of this owl
nice composition and good details
lovely naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Brenda, great portrait of lovely owl with fantastic eye, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5084 W: 166 N: 13009] (48434)
  • [2014-06-19 11:38]
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Hello Brenda,
Also a photo of an owl and a species which I've seen in Brazil for many times. Nice photo but the white balance is not perfect. But it's to correct with a bit more contrast in the photo. Good sharpness and POV.
Regards,
Peter

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3043 W: 3 N: 8701] (40526)
  • [2014-06-19 12:52]

Hello Brenda,
Very natural and interesting picture of this Burrowing Owl. He doesn't look too freindly..
Kind regards
Anne

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2657 W: 278 N: 4873] (19679)
  • [2014-06-19 19:50]

Hello Brenda,
I have only seen these cute little owls in photos, but I can see why you are so excited to be able to view them. It seems so neat to observe these unique birds which live in a hole in the ground. The fact that you can also watch them during the day is another bonus, since you will have a slight advantage when it comes to photographing them.
Looks like you experienced some pretty harsh lighting this particular day, but still managed to get off a decent shot while you had the opportunity. TFS!
Ron
PS. We were in Miami this past Sunday while on our return trip from Nicaragua.

Hello Brenda,Beautiful species and well presented in its natural habitat.Natural colour and nicely managed BG.Thanks for sharing,Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

Bonjour Brenda,
Très belle publication valorisant relativement bien le sujet compte tenu de son mimétisme avec l'environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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