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were keeping an eye on you

were keeping an eye on you
Photo Information
Copyright: Avi Hirschfield (avibram) (120)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300 with MB_D10, Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-18 20:02
Viewed: 3872
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another one from my serirs of shots of the LITTLE OWL
there were 4 young in this specific nest and it was a laugh to watch there behaviour towards each other.
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.
There is a pale grey-brown Middle Eastern type known as Syrian Little Owl A. n. lilith. Other forms include another pale race, the north African A. n. desertae, and three intermediate subspecies, A. n. indigena of southeast Europe and Asia Minor, A. n. glaux in north Africa and southwest Asia, and A. n. bactriana of central Asia. A recent paper in the ornithological journal Dutch Birding (vol. 31: 35-37, 2009) has advocated splitting the southeastern races as a separate species Lilith's Owl Athene glaux (with subspecies A. g. glaux, A. g. indigena, and A. g. lilith).

The Little Owl was sacred to the goddess Athena, from whom it gets the generic name

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nice composition, tFS Ori

Great capture Avi. What beautiful facial expressions in harmony. i liked this so much!

Hello Avi,

A great capture and so well cropped to give the impression that the birds are looking straight at me!
Good details of texture and colour set against a useful oof b/g.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hello Avi,
WOW! great capture, superb sharpness and depth of field, wondeful natural colors, nice details and excellent composition and pov.

Hello Avi
very beautiful shot with great eye contact
superb details on the owls and wonderful colors
I like very much
TFS Jacqueline

Hi Avi,

A super capture of these two beautiful Owls, excellent detail in the plumage, stunning eye detail, perfect framing and composition, and with the oof b/g just makes this a perfect shot, really nice work all the best,

Cheers Rick, P.s welcome to T.N a little late I know, I really need to spend some more time here, but you have some excellent images, looking forward to seeing more.

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