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Burrowing Owls


Burrowing Owls
Photo Information
Copyright: Fabiano Chede (fchede) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 160] (562)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-15
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-15 16:08
Viewed: 3843
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This burrowing owls, Athene Cunicularia, are very common owls, but when you are standing in front of them you just cannot resist to take a picture. They are very beautiful animals. They nest in burrows and this couple was just standing over their hole, taking care...

Something about it:

A small ground-dwelling Owl with a round head and no ear tufts. Length 21.6-28 cm (8.5-11 inches) Burrowing owls generally active at dusk and dawn, but sometimes at night also. They are highly terrestrial, and are often seen perched on a mound of dirt, telegraph or fence post - frequently on one foot. They feed on a wide variety of prey, changing food habits as location and time of year determine availability. Large arthropods, mainly beetles and grasshoppers, comprise a large portion of their diet. Small mammals, especially mice, rats, gophers, and ground squirrels, are also important food items. Burrowing Owls nest underground in abandoned burrows dug by mammals or if soil conditions allow they will dig their own burrows. They will also use man made nest boxes placed underground.

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Bonjour Fabiano
Belle presentation ,les couleurs et la nettetée sont très bonnes, belle composition
J'apprecie les beaux oiseaux et tu nous en envoies deux .
Au revoir et merci....JP

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-06-15 17:57]

Hi Fabiano
Very interesting photo with useful notes.Good capture with good detail.TFS

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2006-06-16 10:40]

A double whammy! Beautiful shots - and what a capture!

Jane

ola Fabiano,
Me gusta mucho esta foto, por la calidad de la imagen, por la perspectiva a ras del suelo y porque me gusta esta linda especie. La composición, luz, colores y fondo difuso son muy buenos.
Un abrazo
Hernán

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-06-19 13:28]

Oi Fabiano!
Lindas as buraqueiras! Composição super legal com excelente nitidez e bonitos detalhes! Parabéns! Foto campeã!
abraço,
Zeca

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