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The Burrowing Owl (athene cunicularia)
Found this Owl from my folders from a wee way back. A resident of that superb place (IMO) The Hawk Conservancy Trust at Weyhill. Not a native of this country, although he does look very much like our Little Owl, but its natural habitat is the plains of North and South America.
I think he is a cracking little bird and I hope you will enjoy looking at him.
I offer my very grateful thanks to all who found time for c/c's on the Coal Tit. Very generous indeed. My particular thanks of course to Annette for her very flattering User Award.

Ron

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:300.0 mm f/4.0
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Aug 2012 - 12:06 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Burrowing Owl
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:11 Feb 2014 - 4:25 PM
Tags:Birds, Maiwand, Nature., Owls, Pets / captive animals
Votes:92

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 3christinecilia vcard England
11 Feb 2014 - 4:25 PM

stunning shot lovely detail. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
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11 Feb 2014 - 4:31 PM

A first class image, Ron. Carol

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9115 forum postsDerekL vcard England24 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 4:31 PM

Great shot Ron.
Lovely detail showing the beautiful colour tones of the plumage so well.

Derek

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Niknut
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11 Feb 2014 - 4:32 PM

Terrific shot !!....top quality !

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 4:33 PM

Wow Ron, what a magnificent capture of this magnificent owl....well captured

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Badgerfred
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11 Feb 2014 - 4:52 PM

Excellent Ron, great detail,
Fred.

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Craggwildlife
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11 Feb 2014 - 5:08 PM

very well presented

David

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Brian65
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11 Feb 2014 - 5:15 PM

WOW! Ron fantastic shot, top notch no less.
Brian

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tonyng
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11 Feb 2014 - 5:15 PM

Great pose. Well shot Ron.

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Caziwinkles
11 Feb 2014 - 5:18 PM

Brilliant image - totally outstanding and beautifully presented. Smile

Carol

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franken
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11 Feb 2014 - 5:38 PM

An outstanding wildlife capture, Ron.

Ken

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rayme330
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11 Feb 2014 - 5:55 PM

An outstanding image and presentation, Ron. The colour and detail are wonderful.

Ray

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Maiwand
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11 Feb 2014 - 5:56 PM

Thanks very much indeed.
Ron

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Lillian
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11 Feb 2014 - 6:18 PM

Awards say it all Ron
Brilliant image
Lillian

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GeorgePlatis
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11 Feb 2014 - 6:29 PM

Fabulous capture and presentation, Ron!
Regards,
George

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2014 - 6:54 PM

Great capture Smile

Eileen

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JuBarney
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11 Feb 2014 - 6:54 PM

A superb shot
Ju

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fazzer
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11 Feb 2014 - 6:55 PM

love Owl shots and this is a beauty Smile

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Greyheron
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11 Feb 2014 - 7:04 PM

Lovely detail and pose Ron - can't go wrong with that over the shoulder glance… Wink

Mike

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Holmewood
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11 Feb 2014 - 7:43 PM

Brilliant shot Ron. Cathy

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TonyDy
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11 Feb 2014 - 7:48 PM

Great shot, Ron.
Tony

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helenlinda
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11 Feb 2014 - 8:04 PM

A wonderful detailed capture SmileSmile
Helen

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DonMc
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11 Feb 2014 - 8:09 PM

Superb image Ron!SmileSmileWink
Don

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11 Feb 2014 - 8:21 PM

a hight quality take for every respect here Ron, .. well deserved UAs mate

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dark_lord
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11 Feb 2014 - 8:21 PM

Very natural looking image.

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taggart
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11 Feb 2014 - 9:49 PM

We have a flock of Barred Owels in the woods, I so wish we also had this little guy-- A brilliant image of him!

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kathrynlouise
11 Feb 2014 - 11:05 PM

A stunning image Ron. We have two at my zoo but not managed to get a good image GrinGrin

Kathryn

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annettep38
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12 Feb 2014 - 8:41 AM

wow, sorry oooh -oooooht Smile well done , worth every single award.

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CaroleS
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12 Feb 2014 - 10:06 AM

An excellent capture, they are so small and such characters!

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Mike_Smith
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12 Feb 2014 - 12:41 PM

Wow outstanding Owl picture Ron

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Joline
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12 Feb 2014 - 1:09 PM

A wonderfully attractive portrait of this little owl. Beautiful.

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Maiwand
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12 Feb 2014 - 4:13 PM

Thanks very much everyone.
Ron

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Philip_P
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12 Feb 2014 - 6:29 PM

Great shot Ron
Phil

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Snapitt
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12 Feb 2014 - 9:20 PM

A beautifully detailed capture Ron.

Jane

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SimonFletch
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13 Feb 2014 - 2:14 AM

A fabulous image of a little bird I had never heard of, very well done for this one, Ron, I like it a lot.
I particularly like the angle of the bank - and the owl, in your image. Makes it quite outstanding..!
Perfect feather detail, eye contact and colours, as always.

Simon

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PattiW
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13 Feb 2014 - 10:18 AM

Sorry I didn't see this one earlier! This is just . . . well way too beautiful for words. From the background to the eyes to the detail, everything, EXCELLENT! I must admit I am absolutely jealous . I have never seen one of these although they are here in Florida. You have spotted and presented this with such beauty and excellence. God bless, PattiSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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sweetpea62
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13 Feb 2014 - 3:18 PM

Stunning shot, well done..Lin

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sweetpea62
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13 Feb 2014 - 3:20 PM

Stunning shot Ron, well done..Lin

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teocali
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13 Feb 2014 - 3:40 PM

Superbly capture and composition on the diagonal, Ron. Excellent plumage detail/patterning/tones and great eye contact. Delightful image.
Sylvia

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13 Feb 2014 - 9:37 PM

Great image Ron - wonderfully detailed plumage.
Brian.

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14 Feb 2014 - 12:42 PM

A terrific portrait of this beautiful little bird, he does bare a striking resemblance to our little owl. The details in the plumage are wonderful and the eye contact is excellent. My id on the Siberian chiffchaff which i uploaded today must have been correct as i'm sure a keen ornithologist like your good self would have picked up on it and corrected me had i been incorrect!WinkGrin

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14 Feb 2014 - 8:21 PM

An outstanding image, Ron. Top class photography.

Fred

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15 Feb 2014 - 6:44 AM

A very fine capture of this owl Ron. All the ua's well deserved! A

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15 Feb 2014 - 11:24 AM

An exceptional capture. Well deserved all UA.
Effrossini

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Maiwand
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16 Feb 2014 - 8:33 AM

Thanks everyone.
Ron

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17 Feb 2014 - 10:10 AM

This is just perfect Ron! Smile
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AnnJ
AnnJ  3 Scotland
19 Feb 2014 - 10:18 AM

Magical!! Ann.

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19 Feb 2014 - 4:19 PM

Wow - that's stunning Ron! Smile

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Chinga
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4 Mar 2014 - 12:52 AM

Brilliant subject! So cute!Grin
First rate quality image with a wonderful green background!
IB

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BarbaraR
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6 Mar 2014 - 11:16 AM

Superb capture.

B.

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CarolAnnLauderdale
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23 Mar 2014 - 10:12 PM

Amazing capture, so sharp and detailed. SmileSmileSmile

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5 May 2014 - 12:35 AM

Superb color, Clarity, & very nicely Composed color Image rendering, Ron ~

~ Peter Smile

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15 May 2014 - 1:31 AM

Awesome shot love it !!! SmileSmileSmile

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