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The Tawny Owl (strix aluco)
The Tawny Owl one of the most well known of our resident owls;the other being the Barn Owl.
This in fact is the owl that 'hoots' although it will often resort to a loud 'yapping' call.
It's a beautiful bird and I do hope you like it. It looks so well camouflaged peering from the hole in this log.

Many thanks indeed for all the generous c/c's for the Chaffinch and particular thanks to Steve (sparrowhawk) for the UA.

Ron

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 Feb 2013 - 12:11 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Tawny Owl
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:1 Apr 2013 - 9:27 PM
Tags:Birds, Captive, Digitally manipulated, Maiwand., Owls, Pets / captive animals, Tawny
Votes:87

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2013 - 9:30 PM

gorgeous shot where was it taken please

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2013 - 9:35 PM

wonderful, what a cutie, I have never once managed to get an owl so far to thick to discover a pattern to their hunting grounds. I see them sometimes when I drive home along the same lane but it is once per month.
You must be very patient to find them.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
1 Apr 2013 - 9:37 PM

Excellent Ron, super composition,
Fred.

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9101 forum postsDerekL vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2013 - 9:50 PM

Beautiful image Ron, the bird being balanced by the greenery in the composition.
It also illustrates how well the plumage blends in with the surroundings so well.

Derek

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2013 - 9:51 PM

It certainly does seem to be well camouflaged perched as it is on that spot: a fine shot, the detail in the plumage so well captured as is the light catching in the eyes.
Ronnie.

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leontari
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1 Apr 2013 - 10:18 PM

A perfect camouflage!!!
Effrossini

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ColinEJ
ColinEJ  8 United Kingdom17 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2013 - 10:19 PM

I have walked right by them and not noticed them until they move. Perfect camouflage for their chosen environment and you have captured that well.

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mauriceegan
1 Apr 2013 - 10:23 PM

Wonderful image
Maurice

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2013 - 10:24 PM

Well captured,

Ali

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capto
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1 Apr 2013 - 10:24 PM

Excellent image.Smile

ivor

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Norfolkboy
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1 Apr 2013 - 10:37 PM

Great capture, Ron.
Colin

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taggart
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1 Apr 2013 - 10:47 PM

He's wonderful--- a super image!

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2013 - 11:07 PM

Thanks everyone.
Ron

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2013 - 11:19 PM

Must be a hard one to spot,well caught.

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soulofharmony
1 Apr 2013 - 11:45 PM

Really fabulous work

Nikki !

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 1:53 AM

Wow! He blends in very well. Great spotting and shot.
Ty

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 6:00 AM

Wonderful camouflage, Ron, a beautiful image. Carol

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ColleenA
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2 Apr 2013 - 7:16 AM

A great image, and good camouflage .....

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
2 Apr 2013 - 7:23 AM

This is such a lovely photo of this beautiful bird Ron !! Well done Smile

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bobhowell
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2 Apr 2013 - 7:33 AM

Very nice Ron super sharp and lovely colours

Bob

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CaroleS
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2 Apr 2013 - 8:18 AM

A splendid image!

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 8:48 AM

Not easy to spot with that effective camouflage, Ron. Well captured and presented too.

Ray

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Lillian
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2 Apr 2013 - 10:02 AM

Wonderful setting Ron
for this beautifully captured image
Lillian

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 10:43 AM

Excellent Ron and they certainly know their stuff. That is a great setup for such a wonderful bird
Richard

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johnjo58
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2 Apr 2013 - 11:37 AM

Superb Ron and so well set up, wonderful composition

David

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TonyDy
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2 Apr 2013 - 11:46 AM

Great shot, Ron.
Tony

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Joline
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2 Apr 2013 - 12:41 PM

A wonderful capture of the ever endearing bird.

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Mike_Smith
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2 Apr 2013 - 4:00 PM

Cracking shot Ron very well camouflaged too

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Brian65
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2 Apr 2013 - 4:15 PM

Just Fantastic!! Ron, one to be proud of, top notch.
Brian

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tomcat
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2 Apr 2013 - 6:27 PM

Gorgeous Ron

Nowt else to say


Adrian

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42310 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
2 Apr 2013 - 6:51 PM

Oh Ron, this is a beautiful shot! Absolutely love it!! It just proves how well camouflaged they are - very very well taken! Lou

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bricurtis
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2 Apr 2013 - 8:05 PM

Superb image Ron - what beautiful plumage.
Brian.

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JuBarney
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2 Apr 2013 - 8:11 PM

Super shot
Ju

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Glostopcat
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2 Apr 2013 - 9:28 PM

A fine shot of this beautiful tawny owl Ron, he/she blends in really well with their surroundings

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pluckyfilly
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4 Apr 2013 - 7:11 PM

nearly missed this - so beautiful Ron

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Maiwand
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4 Apr 2013 - 7:37 PM

Thanks Ann and everyone else.
Ron

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 7:55 PM

Superlative Shot ~

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 9:41 PM

Lovely work, Ron. Terrific plumage detail, textures, tones and patterning and gorgeous eyes. beautifully composed and presented in the natural surroundings.
Sylvia

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2013 - 7:57 AM

Fantastic shot Ron. Looks so camouflaged. Love the setting. Paul

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senn
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9 Apr 2013 - 7:54 AM

great compo and expo Ron ..

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accipiter
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14 Apr 2013 - 7:35 AM

Greta capture Ron and clearly shows the extraordinary camouflage. A

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tonyng
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22 Apr 2013 - 7:36 PM

So well camouflaged. Nice one Ron.

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