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Barn Owl

Barn Owl
Photo Information
Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikon 80-400mm VR
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-10-05 11:16
Viewed: 1649
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
With heart-shaped face, buff back and wings and pure white underparts, the barn owl is a distinctive and much-loved countryside bird. Widely distributed across the UK, and indeed the world, this bird has suffered declines through the 20th century and is thought to have been adversely affected by organochlorine pesticides such as DDT in the 1950s and '60s. Nocturnal birds like the barn owl are poorly monitored by the Breeding Bird Survey and, subject to this caveat, numbers may have increased between 1995-2008.

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This is a true beauty!!!
This pose is quite rare!!!
Mario from Canada.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-10-05 12:37]

Hello Les,
nice photo of this Barn owl in beautiful light. Excellent sharpness. A pity that he isn't looking into the direction of the lens. But you can't make an engagement.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-10-05 13:52]

Hi Les,a difficult pose and location,but a spectacular backlight so well exposed,a great pic showing us this beautiful owl,the detail on the wing transparencies are wonderful,i like it!! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Les - Useful NOTE where your true love on Mother Nature reflected. It's really sad the way we are using pesticides, shortly in future there will be no sign of a few species. But, in the name of globalization, we are inviting our own ruin. So sad....Well captured and presented this Barn Owl. I like this species for its excellent plumage. Well managed harsh sunlight too. Thanks for sharing your work with us. Regards - Srikumar

Ciao Les, great capture of fantastic owl, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Quite good capture.

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