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Athena noctua

Athena noctua
Photo Information
Copyright: Tamer Zeybek (tzeybek) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 188 W: 6 N: 98] (2772)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Canon EF100-400 IS L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/750 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bird of Gediz Delta [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-27 2:08
Viewed: 3393
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photographed in İzmir Gediz delta in their natural habitat

Tr Kukumav,En. Little Owl, Da. Kirkeugle, Du. Steenuil, Fi. Minervanpöllö, Fr. Chevêche d'Athéna, Ge. Steinkauz, It. Civetta, No. Kirkeugle, Sp. Mochuelo común, Sw. Minervauggla
Little Owls are easily recognised by their small, squat, flat-headed, long-legged shape and relatively grey plumage heavily marked with white. They have a distinctively bounding flight, gliding upwards before they land, showing broad rounded wings.

Breeds and winters in orchards, hedgerows and open areas with drystone walls or derelict buildings.

The species was introduced to Northhamptonshire in the 19th Century and can be found today in much of England and Wales, although scarce in Scotland. Can often be seen sitting out during the day, particularly in the couple of hours before dusk.

Decreasing but still widespread in central and, especially, southern Europe where they are common enough to be seen relatively easily, even in daylight, in many places.

This bird was introduced to Britain during the late 19 Century to Kent and Northampton with great success. The birds spread rapidly and numbers have risen to their present level of between 6 000-12 000 mainly in England and Wales. There have been only four records in Ireland and in Scotland they are confined to just the southern counties.

216-330,000 breeding pairs. Although absent from Greenland, Iceland and northern Scandinavia, the Little Owl is fairly widespread across much of Europe. Populations are probably highest in Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and Romania.

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İyi günler Tamer Bey!
Very nice shot.Colors,details,expression on face,clear eyes are perfect.Very well done!Thanls for sharing.
Ellerinize sağlık.

Great shot,excellent details,sharpness,very good portrait.TFS!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-27 3:41]

Merhaba Tamer Bey,
Harika bir portre çalışması.Işıklandırma,arka plan,detaylar 4/4 lük.Ellerinize sağlık.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-05-27 3:47]

Tamer Bey nefis bir porte calismasi. Herseyiyle 4/4 luk.
Ellerinize saglik.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-05-27 5:07]

Excellent shot!!COOL eye contact 11/10.

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  • alois Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 107] (1205)
  • [2005-05-27 5:24]

Tamer, cok güzel bir portre, eline saglik. Selamlar.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2005-05-27 5:34]

Fine brownish photo.Owl and background are well balanced.
You caught the finest part of the owl: the head. The way this owl looks is really magic.


Just fantastic Tamer. You nailed this guy good and proper. Excellent POV, clarity, sharpness and detail. Thank you!

Harika bir portre. Aydinlanma, keskinlik, renk doygunlugu, kadraj, zamanlama kisacasi hersey mükemmel. Elinize saglik.

Merhaba Tamer Bey,
Kompozisyon, netlik, renkler ve ışık kullanımı açısından 4-4'lük bir fotograf. Modelin bakışları içime işledi..:))
Her yönden "Harika" bir çalışma, kutlarım sizi.
Elinize sağlık.

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-05-27 13:31]

bakışı ile, ifadesi ile, renkleri ile çok başarılı... harika bir makro... tebrikler Tamer bey...

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  • Bac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 3 N: 33] (486)
  • [2005-05-27 15:12]

Great shot,excellent sharpness,very good Job.TFS!

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  • gopi Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 70] (337)
  • [2005-05-27 16:36]

Everything about the picture is absolutely great. What a look!!!!!!!

Very good portrait, Tamer.
I like the eyys, the have a great look.
Good POV and details, nice colous and BG.
Very well done.

Excellent mugshot Tamer! Very good sharpness, details, light and colors with head on eye-contact..I might've used a portrait framing rather than the landscape but this is subjective..Very well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-01 3:40]

Beau et intéressant portrait photographique bien réalisée pour cet oiseau au regard étonnant. Jolies couleurs, bon point de vue et bonne netteté.
Beautiful bird, interesting & well done portrait !

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  • Okan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 57 N: 68] (518)
  • [2005-06-01 3:53]

En beğendiğim kukumav pozlarından. Harika bir iş çıkartmışsın Tamercim tebrikler.

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