|Copyright: Luis alberto (semprempe)
|Date Taken: 2012-12-27|
|Exposure: f/9.0, 1/60 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2014-04-30 14:56|
|[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). 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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- [2014-04-30 23:59]
Une belle image de cette chouette aux "longues oreilles". Pas facile de les voir ainsi dans les arbres.
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans son environnement compte tenu de son mimétisme.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
- [2014-05-01 16:11]
Hi Luis,great capture of this owl,a very lucky meeting made with the best detail despite the difficult light and location,excellent work! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
you were very lucky to get that close to this owl. Great portrait.
have a nice day
- [2014-05-21 4:39]
Magnífico buho de orejas largas, hábilmente enfocado en medio del follaje y las ramas. Un magnífico ejemplar. Muchas gracias Alberto por compartirlo.