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Barred Owl


Barred Owl
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Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 509] (3544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: 1D Mark II, Canon EF 400mm f5.6L USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-16 19:40
Viewed: 3276
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The adult is 44 cm long with a 112 cm wingspan. It has a pale face with dark rings around the eyes, a yellow beak and brown eyes. It is the only typical owl of the eastern United States which has brown eyes; all others have yellow eyes. The head is round and lacks ear tufts, a distinction from the Short-eared Owl. The upper parts are mottled gray-brown. The underparts are light with markings; the chest is barred horizontally while the belly is streaked lengthwise. The legs and feet are covered in feathers up to the talons.Breeding habitat is dense woods across Canada, the eastern United States and south to Central America; in recent years it has spread to the western United States.The diet of the Barred Owl consists mostly of mice of many species, but it also feeds on rabbits, chipmunks, foxes, Opossums and also birds such as grouse and doves. It occasionally wades into water in order to capture fish or terrapins.
The Barred Owl hunts by waiting on a high perch at night, or flying through the woods and swooping down on prey. It generally hunts near dawn or dusk, though it may also hunt on cloudy days. It may fly even in full daylight when disturbed. Of the North American owls, it is the species most likely to be active during the day, especially when raising chicks.


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Hello Peter

Very beautiful colour and detail.
The plumage looks beautiful.
Well composed in the frame.
A lovely natural setting.
Great job.
TFS

Wolf

Hi! Peter,
Good close-up and great colour wonderful owl
Bravo!
Gaston

hello Peter

nice fof this sleepy owl. good colors and sharpness. good note too

TFS

jacqueline

amazing-perfect pic, TFS Ori

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2008-12-17 10:16]

Hi Peter
Nice capture, perfect focus and good details. Good job.
Regards.
Razvan Zinica

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-17 11:17]

Hello Peter,
Fantastic photo of this Barred Owl. The sharp details are amazing. Great natural colours and a very good composition in a beautiful environment.
Regards,
Peter

Hello Peter,
Excellent POV and DOV, good sharpness, nice pic.
TFS. Ferran

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