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Asio otus

Asio otus
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Copyright: bartha tibor (barthatibor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 353 W: 0 N: 1050] (5595)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-25
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-13 10:46
Viewed: 1675
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Long-eared Owl - Asio otus (previously: Strix otus) is a species of owl which breeds in Europe, Asia, and North America. This species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, family Strigidae, which contains most species of owl. The other grouping of owls are the barn owls, family Tytonidae.The Long-eared Owl is a medium sized owl, 31–40 cm (12–16 in) in length with an 86–100 cm (34–39 in) wingspan and a body mass of 178–435 g (6.3–15.3 oz).[2][3] It has erect blackish ear-tufts, which are positioned in the center of the head. The ear-tufts are used to make the owl appear larger to other owls while perched. The female is larger in size and darker in coloration than the male. The Long-eared Owl’s brownish feathers are vertically streaked. Tarsus and toes are entirely feathered. Eye disks are also characteristic in this species. However, the eye disks of A. otus are darker in color or rusty-orange. This nocturnal species is perhaps most easily seen perched in a tree in its daytime roost, sometimes in small groups during the winter months.

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Hi Tibi,
nice owl. Very good point of view. Amazing colours. Perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Bartha.
Splendida cattura di questo gufo fotografato nel suo ambiente naturale mentre cerca di mimetizzassi tra i rami,eccellente nitidezza e splendidi colori molto bella bravo.
Ciao Marco.

Hello Tibi
Fantastic capture of this owl.Great POV and composition,the colours could be better but its a fantastic moment my Friend.Congrats!
Thank You
Have a good evening!
Best regards

Ciao Tibi, great capture of lovely owl in nice pose, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Tibi,
very nice picture of this camouflage owl. nice PoV. good colour also.
best wishes,

hello Tibi
nice picture
great to find such one
i like the pose and the good details
thanks greeting lou

Buna Tibor,
Frumoasa specie si extrem de rara in zona mea. Practic nu am intalnit-o niciodata.
Balansul de alb ar trebui ajustat putin....Culorile sunt insa naturale si focusul perfect.

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