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Little Owl-2
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Copyright: cahit agcal (cako) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200 DSLR, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-23 5:44
Viewed: 3715
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Athene noctua (Tr:kukumav)
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 introduced in the 19th century, and is now naturalised there.

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.

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Özellikleri [değiştir]Tüyleri üst kesimde koyu kahve üzerine küçük beyaz lekelerle kaplıdır, alt kısmında ise bu beyazlıklar geniş çizgiler halini alırlar. Sarı renk gözlerinin üstünde ona sert bir bakış kazandıran beyaz kaşlar bulunur. Alın kısmı ise düz ve alçaktır.


Yaşam alanı [değiştir]Kukumav yerleşik bir türdür. Kırsal bölgelerde tarlaların ve bahçelerin yakınlarında yaşar. Özellikle bu yeşillik yerleri sever, ancak çok yoğun ormanlık alanlarda yaşamayı da sevmez.


Beslenme ve üreme [değiştir]En önemli besini tarla faresidir ve ayrıca çeşitli küçük memeli ve sürüngenlerle de beslenir. Kukumav kuşları genellikle ağaçların gövdelerindeki kovuklarda ya da kayaların arasındaki oyuklarda kendilerine yuva kurarlar. Dişi kukumav üç ile beş arasında yumurta yapar ve 28-30 gün boyunca kuluçka donemi sürer. Kuluçkadan sonra yavru kukumavların tüylenip kendilerine bakabilecek hale gelmeleri 30 günü bulur.


Dağılımı [değiştir]Çin’den başlayıp Türkiye'nin de içinde bulunduğu Akdeniz Havzası ve Batı Avrupa'ya kadar uzanan geniş Avrasya coğrafyasında ılıman bölgelerde yayılmışlardır. Ayrica cesitli bölgelerde değişim gosteren alt türleri de vardır. Suriye'de Athene Noctua Lilith solgun gri-kahve renklidir, yine solgun renkli Athene Noctua Desertae Kuzey Afrika'da yaşar, Türkiye'nin de içinde bulundugu Güney Avrupa bölgesinde Athene Noctua Indigena ve Orta Asya'da ise Athene Noctua Bactriana alt türleri bulunur.

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Hi Cahit,

This is a fine bird with a fine pose. Praying to god I suppose.

Subhayan.

Her yönüyle mükemmel bir kare Cahit bey..
Tebrikler..

Hi Cako
Really cool shot of this beautiful bird captured with good quality.
TFS
Ralf

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-06-23 6:23]

Hello Cahit,
Very beautiful photo of this Owl in a great pose. Good sharpness and excellent harmonious colours.
Regards,
Peter

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-06-23 6:56]

Hello Cahit,
Great capture of a Little Owl taken from a fine POV in a superb pose. The technical qualities of this shot are top class and I like the composition with the extra space above the owl where he is looking up.
You must have been close to it to get such a sharp shot.
TFS this beauty,
Ivan

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-06-23 7:12]

Hi Cahit
Nice Capture.Good POV and very sharp image.I loved your subject pose.Also beautifull OOF BG.Colors are also nice.
TFS Michel

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-06-23 7:13]

Merhaba Cahit Bey,
Çok güzel bir kukumav fotografı.Kuşun pozu müthiş.Daha bana çekmek nasip olmadı:)Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-23 9:33]

Hi Cahit,

You captured this Little Owl in a wonderful pose - looking up and in profile. Colors and details are magnificent. The face, head, huge yellow eye, and plummage are all beautiful. Perfect background to show him off so well.

Jane

Hello Cahit , you captured very interesting pose of this funny owl , shrpnss excellent , TFS and good luck .

Merhaba cahit,
Selam!!
great pose of this beautiful Owl!
good close up of it in great sharpness, good colour and details
well done
warmest regards
Tony

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-06-23 13:37]

Merhaba Cahit Bey,
Fon, renkler, isik ve yakaladiginiz poz cok guzel :o) Tebrikler ve selamlar

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-06-23 13:44]

Merhaba Cahit,
Alıştığımız herzamanki pozun dışında çok ilginç bir poz vermiş. Arka plan gözler ve tüylerdeki netlik nefis olmuş. Eline sağlık.
Hüseyin

Stupenda cattura, ottimi POV e composizione con la inusuale e bellissima posa della civetta con lo sguardo verso l'alto, eccellente definizione, molto belli i colori e BG: Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Selam Cahit Bey nefis bir an ve mükemmel bir kare. Elinize sağlık.

Bahadır

Hola Cahit, una fotografia atractiva con una composición adecuada, observo un buen enfoque, con buen color y luz, el fondo uniforme y bien desenfocado. Un saludo

Cahit Bey selamlar, kukumav yukarda yakalyacak birşey gördü sanırım:) çok hoş durmuş. Nefis bir kompozisyon. elinize sağlık.
Bayram

PS. Esasen ben sizin hava sahanıza girmedim. Hava sahanızdakiler çalışma alanıma girince görüntüledim. Hepsi bu... Sağlıcakla...

Bonjour Cahit
Magnifique photo que cete jolie chouette.J'aime beaucoup tous ces détails sur son plumage et son regard qui est impressionnant.Les couleurs sont très belles,belle présentation et beau BG
Merci et au revoir....JP

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-06-24 23:50]

Hello Cahit,
Wonderful pose captured here with this little owl looking skyward. Splendid details and colors make this a pleasant image to view, Great work Cahit.
Rick

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-06-25 11:38]

merhaba cahit
cok guzel bir poz ve cekim olmus
kompozisyon, bakis acisi, arka plan, renkler ve netlik nefis
eline saglik
selamlar
izler

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-06-26 13:08]

Ola Cahit
Linda imagem desta misteriosa ave,sua cores e detalhes ficaram impressionantes, a nitidez esta muito boa e a luinosidade tamBEM.
pARABENS
Nilson

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-06-28 5:49]

Hello Cahit! Fantastic shot my friend! The pose of the subject and the composition are great and the sharpness is perfect, great background too, thanks!

Mario

Hi Cahit
Crystal clear image with wonderful detail and beautiful color tones
Splendid pose you captured
tfs jon

Hi Cahit,
I was just looking at your pictures. The photos of the birds are very good.
This one here is my favorite :)
I love owls and the pose of this one is great.
Your picture is very sharp and detailed. The brown background matches perfectly with the color of the owl.
Perfect POV, timing and composition.
TFS Tatjana

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-07-18 2:00]

Selam yeniden, bu da çok tatlı bir poz. Elinize sağlık.
Mehmet

great and unusual view of a little owl, TFS Ori

Nice capture .

Hi Cahit,

Splendid owl!
TFS
Mark

Hello Cahit,
I like the moment here and also the blurred background.
The decisive moment due to the way the little owl looks up and the compositional space above him..
The out-of-focus background contrasts very well with the razor sharp bird of prey.
I'm a bit puzzled about the perching but that is no major issue.
Thanks for sharing.
Annick

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