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The Little Owl (athene noctua)
A very charismatic bird that seems to hunt and patrol with all the enthusiasm of the larger owls. He may be found in locations similar to the larger owls such as old or empty farm buildings but is equally at home in woodlands. Long established in this country and widespread in Europe.
Hope you enjoy him.
Most grateful thanks to all members who spared the time to c/c on the Red Kite. Most gratifying. Particular thanks are due to Carol (carolG), Jason (jasonrwl) and Ray (ray330) for their very generous UA's.
Ron

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:300.0 mm f/4.0 + 1.4 TC
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Aug 2012 - 12:07 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Little Owl
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:3 Nov 2013 - 4:34 PM
Tags:Birds, Maiwand, Nature., Owls, Wildlife / nature
Votes:91
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Views:282
Unique Views:115

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JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2013 - 4:43 PM

A super shot and pose.
Ju

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ali63
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3 Nov 2013 - 4:44 PM

Superb image,

Ali

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NDODS
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3 Nov 2013 - 4:45 PM

Stunning ornithological photography, great detail, superbly posed, and so very well photographed and presented.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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RonnieAG
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3 Nov 2013 - 4:45 PM

Quite excellent, detail impeccable and with that penetrating gaze right down the barrel of the lens.
R.

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EMJAYCEE
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3 Nov 2013 - 4:47 PM

A beautiful shot of this beautiful bird.
Joan.

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Niknut
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3 Nov 2013 - 4:50 PM

Cracking shot !!....top quality !!

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3 Nov 2013 - 4:51 PM

Another beautiful shot Ron, beautiful detail and eye!!

Gareth Smile

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3 Nov 2013 - 4:52 PM

Super image Ron, excellent pose and detail,
Fred.

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fentiger
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3 Nov 2013 - 4:56 PM

Excellent pin sharp capture with great eye contact.

Albert

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GeorgePlatis
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3 Nov 2013 - 4:59 PM

Excellent capture with great details and clarity, beautifully presented !
George

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M_squared
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3 Nov 2013 - 5:06 PM

Beautiful image. Well captured.

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craggwildlifephotography
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3 Nov 2013 - 5:08 PM

good capture well presented

David

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sparrowhawk
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3 Nov 2013 - 5:14 PM

a real little beauty

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CarolG
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3 Nov 2013 - 5:15 PM

A superb image, Ron, what beautiful plumage he has. Carol

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DicksPics
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3 Nov 2013 - 5:24 PM

Razor sharp detail and clarity, Ron!
A fan...tas...tic image!
I wish you could award more than one UA per day!

Richard

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barbarahirst
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3 Nov 2013 - 5:33 PM

Fabulous capture
Did you have a good birthday???

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Mike_Smith
3 Nov 2013 - 5:39 PM

Wow Ron, what a cracking picture, top quality mate

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johnjo58
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3 Nov 2013 - 5:50 PM

Well done for getting him Ron, we used to have them near us but they have vanished.

Top photo

David

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3 Nov 2013 - 5:56 PM

A wonderful bird/character.
JNC

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EileenH
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3 Nov 2013 - 6:03 PM

Beautiful captureSmile

Eileen

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christinecilia
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3 Nov 2013 - 6:07 PM

great shot beautiful detail. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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DerekL
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3 Nov 2013 - 6:09 PM

Beautiful image Ron.
Lovely reflection in the eyes and super detail in the plumage.
Good side-on pose, with a nice turn of the head.

Derek

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Lillian
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3 Nov 2013 - 6:13 PM

Pose and detail so good Ron they really are such beautiful birds
and you certainly captured this to perfection
Lillian

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tomcat
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3 Nov 2013 - 6:49 PM

A wee beauty Ron
You have certainly done him proud

Adrian

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franken
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3 Nov 2013 - 6:51 PM

A superb shot Ron.

Ken

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jaktis
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3 Nov 2013 - 6:59 PM

Beautiful

Peter

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Glostopcat
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3 Nov 2013 - 7:27 PM

A charming portrait of this beautiful little bird Ron, the eye contact is exceptional and the feather details fabulous

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Brian65
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3 Nov 2013 - 7:56 PM

Top shot Ron, great detail.
Brian

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DonMc
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3 Nov 2013 - 8:11 PM

Another cracker Ron!SmileSmileWink
Don

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tonyng
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3 Nov 2013 - 8:22 PM

Top quality Ron.

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trevaze
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3 Nov 2013 - 9:09 PM

A first class photograph of this delightful bird. I see one occasionally in our local country park but never close enough to take a picture. He/ she is usually out in the open so trying to sneak up is virtually impossible.

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Holmewood
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3 Nov 2013 - 9:23 PM

Fantastic shot Ron. Cathy

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dave1967
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3 Nov 2013 - 9:24 PM

Superb quality shot
Dave

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3 Nov 2013 - 10:00 PM

That's a beauty Ron…

Mike

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rayme330
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3 Nov 2013 - 10:11 PM

Another wonderful bird image, Ron thoroughly deserving of all the accolades.

Ray

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Joline
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4 Nov 2013 - 12:16 AM

Beautiful!

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Daisymaye
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4 Nov 2013 - 2:06 AM

A superbly detailed image.

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FeatherFriend
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4 Nov 2013 - 11:31 AM

That's sheer quality Ron, one of your very best and a shot to be proud of, congrats on the many well deserved awards,
Geoff.

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4 Nov 2013 - 5:19 PM

Absolute cracking shot Ron.......... Geoff

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4 Nov 2013 - 6:54 PM

Thank you so much each and every one.
Ron

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4 Nov 2013 - 8:16 PM

Wonderful plumage detail Ron.
Brian.

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4 Nov 2013 - 9:14 PM

Superb capture..Lin

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5 Nov 2013 - 8:07 AM

A fine capture of this charming little fellow Ron. A

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ValeryAst
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5 Nov 2013 - 8:11 AM

Superb portrait, Ron!Smile
Regards Valery

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SteveMackay
5 Nov 2013 - 3:13 PM

Beautiful shot with great eye contact, composition and clean background, a brilliant shot Ron!!!!SmileSmileSmile

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5 Nov 2013 - 5:11 PM

what a charming portrait!

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rogerfry
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7 Nov 2013 - 6:37 PM

Superb portrait Ron.....you need to find a market for a limited edition print -(safaris don't come cheap!) - then you can try your hand at vultures and eagles. Tongue

Roger.

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8 Nov 2013 - 10:47 AM

colours detail eye contact and composition - first class.

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teocali
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10 Nov 2013 - 12:03 AM

Delightful capture, Ron. Super pose and plumage detail/patterning and lovely eye contact.
Sylvia

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10 Nov 2013 - 8:36 AM

Such good detail in this shotSmile

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