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Copyright: Geoff Taylor (geoffash26) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 45] (283)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12
Camera: Canon 20D, canon 300 f4 is
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-02-23 16:34
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 32
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From the Mid wales falconrey centre

Latin Name: tyto alba

UK Population Figure: Estimated at around 4 to 5,000 pairs.

Plumage: The plumage covering the head, back & outer wings are of a rich apricot colour; scattered with silvery blue mottling & the frontal area & under parts of the wings are of pure white, eyes are black & surrounded by a distinctive white facial disk that is heart-shaped.

Female Markings: Distinctive black speckling on frontal area under wing parts & a distinctive dark pencilled line around the facial disc together with an apricot coloured necklace.

Male Markings: Under parts & facial disc are of pure white.

Hearing Capabilities: Barn Owls mainly hunt by sound rather than by sight. With it's acute hearing the Barn Owl can detect the slightest movement & sound of its prey. The ears are set asymmetrical, one higher than the other under the feathering of the inside edge of the facial disc, located next to the eyes. The facial disc acts as an amazing sound funnel, collecting & filtering sound. This allows the Owl to detect the movement of its prey with complete accuracy

Info with thanks to the Barn owl centre

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Eveving Geoff, love the colours and the presentation of the bird, well done

Excellent capture Geoff of this famous bird.Fabulous saturated colours in this.

Hi Geoff,
Welcome to TN. Nice shot, good warm colours and a good first post.

Hello Geoff
Beautiful shot.
Great prespective and color.
Excellent composition and BG.
Welcome to TN. You will like it here.

Beautifull picture !

Very good opening post Geoff,
Welcome to TN.
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are good. Good POV and notes.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week.
Enjoy TN, I look forward to viewing more of your images.

Lovely shot, love the bright warm colours. Thanks for the chat tonight.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-02-23 18:29]

Hello Geoff,
A lovely image.
Very good composition,great colours and nice lighting.
A great start.
Welcome to TN.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-02-23 20:19]

The golden color on the feathers is stunning. Beautiful details and great pose on the post. I wish the barbed wires were not there to mar the halcyon scene. Great capture and TFS. : )

Very nice shot for a realy nice bird. Thanks Geoff for this uncrédible first post and welcome on TN.

Lovely shot Geoff!
The picture is very clear and has perfect details. Love the lighting and colours here. Framing is superb too.
Overall, outstanding opening shot.
Welcome to TN!

An excellent capture of this most elegant of owls. Beautiful lighting. Nice that he didn't just blend into the similar colored background.

HI Geoff,
A beautiful Barn Owl shot. I really like the composition and framing on this shot. Exposure looks great in this soft light. Nice colors and good detail. Nice OOF backround, My last post was a Barn Owl. I love their markings!

Hi Geoff,
Great shot.
Very good shot, great perspective & colors.
Good sharpness, well done.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-03-06 21:54]

Beautifully done ! Nice warm colors and very sharp. A very impressive bird. Thanks.


it's a very interesting picture, especially for being taken in the sunset. But let's not forget that the bird it's kind of hard to catch in the daylight.

Excellent capture.


Ciao, Emanuele

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