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Striped Owl

Striped Owl
Photo Information
Copyright: Ricardo Kuehn (ryyck) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 176] (994)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon A60
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-11-09 12:08
Viewed: 6873
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Striped Owl (Asio clamator)

Medium sized owl with prominent ear tufts. Large pale facial disk, bordered with black. Cinnamon-buff above streaked with black, whitish or buff below with bold dark streaks. Dark brown eyes.

30-38cm, 320-500g

From S Mexico through South America east of Andes to N Argentina and Uruguay apart from Amazon basin. Also some Caribbean Islands.

Open and semi-open grassland with trees, also open woodland, forest edge, plantations, air strips and rice fields. Avoid heavy rain forest.

Small mammals, birds, reptiles and large insects.
Breeding Breeds August-March, 2-4 eggs laid in depression or clump of vegetation on the ground, but also low tree cavities. Incubation is 28-33 days.

Single, nasal hoot.

Not globally threatened, but generally rare or patchily distributed. Range is possibly expanding as it moves into deforested areas.

Source: http://www.owls.org/Species/asio/striped_owl.htm

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  • mano Silver Star Critiquer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 5] (48)
  • [2005-11-09 13:28]

Hi Ricardo,

What a superb eyes ! Very nice shot.


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  • Bac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 3 N: 33] (486)
  • [2005-11-09 13:54]

Very good picture, a good sharpness and a good light. TFS.


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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-11-09 15:17]

Beautiful portrait!

Image is very sharp and well exposed. The shallow DOF is superbe. Did you really take this picture with a Canon A-60? Composition is well balanced.
Excellent work and TFS

Great shot Ricardo,
Good detail, colours, sharpness and POV.
Well composed, good exposure and nicely framed.
Thanks for posting.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-11-09 16:05]

Great portrait. What eyes he's got ! Nice light and BG.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-11-09 23:17]

What a Eye!!!Excellent closeup shot!!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3090 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-11-10 0:02]

What a cute owl, Ricardo. Sharp details, great light, and such bright eyes. Beautiful shot. Well done and TFS. : )

Hi Ricardo,
What a cute little owl we have here...
Very good picture

Great portrait shot Ricardo, great sharpness and DOF, well captured too. Thanks for sharing

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-10 3:56]

Beautiful and well done photo with an interesting complementary note ! Congratulations Ricardo and thanks for sharing.

" Life is so rare in the universe and Nature so precious, we must take care of them! " Christian...

Hi Ricardo

Cute wee face with big eyes. Nice close detail with good detail and sharpness. High cute factor. Nice work. Thanks.

bonjour ricardo
simplement magnifique.

Hi Ricardo,
this is such a lovely and beautiful owl.
The big eyes are phantastic.
The sharpness is excellent, I can see every detail of the feathers. Thank you very much for this nice guy, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-11-10 16:08]
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Ricardo, mais uma show de bola.

Gosto da composição, da pose e, claro, do olhar.

Sou fã de corujas, e esta é uma bela imagem.

What a cracking shot Ricardo, lovely sharpness and good composition. Very nice work.

Superbe. Quelles yeux et quelle beauté. Magnifique photo.Merci

Excellent shot, your detailed capture of the eyes is to be envied, nice camera work.


Wow!Outstanding capture,such a beauty with great detail on the eyes, so well photograph...

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-01-19 15:37]

It's too cute !
Great composition & clear details very well done, TFS

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