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Quietly sitting in the trees and looking around

Have to say I have never before seen an owl like this and cannot find info on the net
anyone know about this beautiful bird?

Thank for Ann for your Award on the Little Owl yesterday

very much appreciated and to you all for your comments

Not around much as have to take Cassie my elderly cat to vet

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:16 Aug 2013 - 7:18 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:2000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Barn Owl (black faced)
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:20 Aug 2013 - 7:18 AM
Tags:Barn owl, General, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:285
Unique Views:106
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Comments

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 7:23 AM

Beautiful capture Lillian. They are gorgeous, I went on an experience day with a friend earlier in the year and got one. Just beautiful Grin
kathryn

M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 - 7:28 AM

Gorgeous image.

SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 7:30 AM

Lovely shot of the owl the other two are funny looking owls hee hee. Hope you get on ok with your cat.

User_Removed
20 Aug 2013 - 7:39 AM

Excellent detail. Smile

ValSaxby
ValSaxby Plus Member 9140 forum postsValSaxby vcard United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 - 7:58 AM

Lovely picture of Ashley. Ashley is a melanistic Barn Owl. Still the same species of the Tyto Alba.

Meaning of melanistic: An increased amount of black or nearly black pigmentation of an organism, resulting from the presence of melanin.
It is the opposite of albino, which occurs due to lack of melanin.

There are a number of articles under Black Barn Owl which may help Lillian.

Val

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5146 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 7:59 AM

Have never seen a dark faced barn owl either, Lillian, nor the other two at V 2 and 3.
Hope Cassie is OK and all goes well at the vet's.
Ronnie.

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 8:08 AM

WinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
20 Aug 2013 - 8:15 AM

What a unique owl in V1 !! Lovely images !!

digital_boi
20 Aug 2013 - 8:21 AM

fine looking specimen Lillian a first for me as well the two white faced ones in V2 and 3 don't get a look in TongueWink

Graham

netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3225 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 8:29 AM

A Great set Lillian.
Hope all goes well with the vet and your bill wont be a big one ,as we find here it cheaper to have a vet to see to a cow than our cats.
NettaSmile

morpheus1955
20 Aug 2013 - 8:39 AM

Wonderful images Lillian

Hugh

DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 8:46 AM

Three excellent images, Lillian!

Richard

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
20 Aug 2013 - 9:02 AM

A fine capture of a beautiful bird Lillian,
Fred.

Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris Plus Member 42427 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
20 Aug 2013 - 9:07 AM

Super capture Lillian - these owls are also know as Ashy Faced Barn Owls - I suppose someone very intelligent thought that name up!!! Tongue

Lou

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51221 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England141 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 10:01 AM

More new knowledge for me today, and beautifully illustrated, Lillian.

Dave

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 10:30 AM

I have not seen one these either Lillian, great to learn about them though, super imageSmile

Cliff

Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 10:37 AM

Lovely pose Grin
Diane

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts Plus Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
20 Aug 2013 - 10:46 AM

What a wonderful looking owl Lillian...well taken and a super image GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 460 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 11:40 AM

Pretty pose - a super captureSmile

PattiW
PattiW Plus Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 12:13 PM

Fantastic image! PattiSmile

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 12:15 PM

Three fine portraits , but the model in V1 is the prettiest! Well done ValSaxby for the I/D.

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 12:23 PM

Lovely owl Lillian.
Joan.

ugly
ugly Plus Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 12:43 PM

Smile Smile Smile Smile

christinecilia
christinecilia Plus Member 3christinecilia vcard England
20 Aug 2013 - 1:42 PM

three great shots v1 for me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

User_Removed
20 Aug 2013 - 2:36 PM

V1 is stunning V2 and V3 think I saw on crime watch recently. Only joking. BobSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 2:57 PM

Three very good portraits Lillian. I have a feeling I may know the last two by name only........Sandy

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8169 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 3:51 PM

How very beautiful, Lillian. Best of luck with your trip to the vet. Carol

brownsilent
brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 4:17 PM

Such a beautiful bird - and very well captured.
V2, V3 - who's who???
Johanna

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 4:21 PM

All delightful images Lillian. These are my favourite class of bird.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 4:54 PM

Not seen an owl like this one before, Lillian. Three fine portraits, but think the owl's the winner! Wink
Trev Smile

ChrisWallace
20 Aug 2013 - 5:15 PM

The Owl's lovely Lillian, the other two hoods look a bit dubious.
Chris

EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 5:53 PM

Not only great to view the lovely image of the Owl but fascinating to learn more from the info others have posted.

Ann

lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 6:01 PM

A stunning Bird indeed Lillian, I've never seen one like this either, or anything like V2 & 3 Wink

John Smile

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9866 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1668 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 6:42 PM

A super image, Lillian, and interesting information being given about this unusual owl.
Can we have the site user names for Graeme and Chris? It's always great to put a face to a name.

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96226 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 6:59 PM

To much info being given out methinksWink

I trust your cat is OK LillianSmile

An old article from 2002


Adrian

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43843 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 7:21 PM

A superb capture of this Ashy Faced Barn Owl. I used to see one many years ago when I lived in Northumberland.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 8248 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 7:36 PM

What a beautiful and unusual looking owl Lillian, I remember seeing him pictured on here once before

richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6304 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 7:50 PM

You clearly had a good day Lillian!! Nice images!!

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 - 7:51 PM

Lovely capture Smile

Eileen

JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 8:03 PM

A super owl shot; he's gorgeous.
Ju

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8325 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 8:32 PM

Appealing owl shot, not sure about V2/3Wink

ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2239 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 8:59 PM

A superb capture Lillian...what a beautiful owl

johnlw
johnlw Plus Member 8johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 9:14 PM

A super set of images.
Regards John.

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith Plus Member 7219 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 9:46 PM

Cracking set of pictures Lillian. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/3353197/Black-barn-owl-is-one-in-a-mi...

Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 - 10:33 PM

Great shots Lillian. Hope Cassie is Ok. Cathy

Last Modified By Holmewood at 20 Aug 2013 - 10:34 PM
Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 10:46 PM

Wonderful close up detail Lillian - good catch light in eye.
KateGrinGrinGrin

stu8fish
stu8fish  2 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2013 - 10:06 AM

Great shot of a unusual bird.Smile

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2013 - 6:54 PM

It's weird what photographs can do. When V3 opened up I found myself breaking into this huge smile Grin LOVE that shot. Both the gents look like really nice people, actually.

Now that's a very beautiful and interesting looking owl, Lillian. SUPERB angle you've caught him from too.

What a great shot Smile

Andrew

Myathebirdwatcher999
Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 2 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2013 - 9:03 PM

Brilliant shots!!


MyaGrinGrinGrinGrin

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2013 - 10:08 PM

I've never seen one with a black face before...

jujupops
jujupops  4 England
21 Aug 2013 - 10:11 PM

Beautiful Lillian.... see you soonWink
Julie xx

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2013 - 10:24 AM

A new one to me too Lillian.

Dougie

bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 8:27 AM

Well captured Lillian a super shot SmileSmile
Rob

moiral
moiral Plus Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
24 Aug 2013 - 9:00 AM

Never seen one like this before Lillian.
Well captured set of shots.
Moira

Ayoob
Ayoob Plus Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
24 Aug 2013 - 9:11 AM

Great set of images , Lillian....Grin

Bravdo
Bravdo  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 1:54 PM

Another fine capture Lillian Of V1, again not one I have seen before.

Barry

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 2:50 PM

Lovely image of this uncommon species Lillian, great detail particularly on the head,
Geoff.

hannahjo
hannahjo Junior Member 1
1 Sep 2013 - 9:51 AM

beautiful

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