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Northern Pygmy Owl

Northern Pygmy Owl
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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-03-06
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-03-14 12:49
Viewed: 2080
Points: 16
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Northern Pygmy Owl
Glaucidium gnoma swarthi

A tiny owl 15.5 to 18 cm in lenght.

One of three subspecies. The Northern Pygmy Owl are small owls and lack the tufts on the head (earless). Adult plumage is the same for both male and female.

Their diet consists of small rodents and birds. They will also go after reptiles, insects and amphibians and if they have to have been known to go after prey twice their size.

Interestingly the Pygmy Owls are active during the day, especially at dusk or dawn.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-14 13:45]

Hi Janice,the details are a bit soft,but you work very well in these difficult and different light levels on the owl,great imposing perspective and bright colors too,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-03-14 17:45]

Hello Janice,
Your tiny owl is definitely a cutie and doesn't seem to mind being photographed. Taken from a difficult angle you managed to get a fairly good look at it's dainty features and pretty face.
PS. It's been some time since I've been to Alberta, hopefully the weather will start warming up for you.

Hey sis...
Love the expression you've so nicely captured...

Ciao Janice, great capture of lovely owl imn nice pose, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Janice,
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
顏色華麗 這個角度照的很清新
光線亮麗 看起來非常美麗
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Janice,
It wasn't an easy shot.It was difficult to focus on eyes,but well managed.Nice sharp image with splendid natural colour.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Bonsoir Janice,
Un angle de vue judicieux valorisant le sujet dans une attitude originale.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Janice

The lateral light it is giving a beautiful shadow and light
effect over this little Owl's plumage, its curious glance
on you it is also beautiful, TFS


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