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Strix uralensis

Strix uralensis
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Copyright: Bogdan CIUNGARA (BogdanC) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 47] (413)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED AFS VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-16 23:56
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Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Ural Owl has an extended distribution area in Europe and Asia, from Sakhalin, Japan and Korea in the east to Scandinavia in the west. The northern border is at approximately 65 degrees north latitude, and the southern border follows the southern delimitation of the taiga. There are relict populations in the mountains of central Europe belonging to the subspecies S. u. macroura. Birds in northeast Poland and Scandinavia belong to the subspecies S. u. liturata, and those in western Siberia to the nominate race S. u. uralensis.
The Ural Owl feeds on rodents and medium-sized to large birds such as Jays and Willow Grouse, although normally only up to the size of a Woodpigeon. Its territorial call, which can carry up to two kilometres, is a soft, deep 'wo-ho….. woho uhwo-ho'. Birds also give unmistakable yapping ' wau - wau ' calls, which are delivered by both sexes

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Hi Bogdan,
Very nice shot,great focus and sharpness,good clear details.

great capture of this Ural Owl with optimum sharpness and colour. great picture indeed.

Hi, Bogdan
Very nice work here, with flawless depth of field and a very appropriate framing. It is also good to see the very subtle plumage texture and colours represented so accurately. This species is potentially dangerous near the nest site, so watch out ;-)
Best wishes, Nigel.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2012-03-17 2:23]

Hi Bogdan,

Great shot with superb light and impressive sharpness. I like the soft and natural colors.


Bonjour Bogdan,
Agréable publication valorisant relativement bien le sujet sous un bon angle de prise de vue.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Salut Bogdan,
O captura superba cu detalii si claritate nemaipomenite...Felicitari!!!
Numai bine!

Hello Bogdan,
great photo for this Owl, very beautiful natural colors with excellent details.
With this photograph I can see very well the plumage, very nice compliment.


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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-03-17 13:02]

Hi Bogdan
great eye contact and despite almost closed eyey still very nice catchlight
amazing sharpness

this is a perfect capture, amazing colours, sharpness and composition, TFS Ori

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