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Little Owl

Little Owl
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM, Jessops UV 77mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-02 23:58
Viewed: 2147
Points: 24
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Little Owl (Athene noctua) is a bird which is resident in much of the temperate and warmer parts of Europe, Asia east to Korea, and north Africa. It is not native to Great Britain, but was first introduced in 1842, and is now naturalised there. It was also successfully introduced to the South Island of New Zealand in the early 20th century.
This species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, Strigidae, which contains most species of owl. The other grouping is the barn owls, Tytonidae.
The Little Owl is a small owl, 23-27.5 cm in length. It takes prey such as insects, earthworms, amphibians, but also small birds and mammals. It is partly diurnal and often perches prominently during the day.
This is a sedentary species which is found in open country such as mixed farmland and parkland. It usually nests in holes in trees or rocks, laying 3-5 eggs which are incubated by the female for 28–29 days, with a further 26 days to fledging. Little Owls will also nest in buildings, both abandoned and those fitted with custom owl nest boxes. If living in an area with a large amount of human activity, Little Owls may grow used to man and will remain on their perch, often in full view, while humans are around.
The adult Little Owl of the most widespread form, the nominate A. n. noctua, is white-speckled brown above, and brown-streaked white below. It has a large head, long legs, and yellow eyes, and its white “eyebrows” give it a stern expression. This species has a bounding flight like a woodpecker. Juveniles are duller, and lack the adult's white crown spots. The call is a querulous kee-ik.
The Little Owl was sacred to the goddess Athena, from whom it gets the generic name.

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Hallo Razvan
Great shot. Well composed with good depth of field, details and colours. Great eye contact, this character has his eyes on you! I enjoyed the notes as well. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

good angle and sharpness. nicely taken. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-03 1:36]

Hello Razvan,
Very nice photo of this Little Owl in good sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Pleasing eye contact. Fine composition.

very beautiful scene with this impressive bird, great performance!
regards, Nasos

Bonjour Razvan,
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans son environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

hello Razvan
very good composition with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Razvan,
A Beautiful composition. I like the absolute eye contact, perfect sharpness and detail against a very good DOF. Well done.
Best regards,

Buna Razvan,
Rara captura, nu am intalnit-o decat acum 2 ani si fara sa am succes la pozat.
Detaliile si culorile naturale sunt foarte reusite.
Un weekend placut!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-12-03 11:43]

Hello Razvan.
Wonderful shot of this Owl. I love the pose . Excellent details of the face, plummage . Nice natural colors and a lovely setting.Best regards Siggi

Salut Razvan,
Am remarcat intreaga serie cu aceasta pasare si pot sa-ti spun ca sunt imagini foarte reusite. In aceasta captura imi plac detaliile, culorile si contactul vizual.
O duminica placuta,

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-12-03 13:26]

Parabéns por esta foto com cores e nitidez muito boa,tons agradáveis e composição ótima,meus parabéns mais uma vez por este belo trabalho.

Hello Razvan
Beautiful photo with very good composition and good sharpness. The lighting and the colours are fantastic!

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