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Tawny Owl & Habitat

By mattberry    
A beautiful sunlit Tawny Owl, high up in an Oak tree. Not the usual close up bird portrait, shot and framed instead to give a sense of scale and habitat.

I know this will barely get noticed from the thumbnail but I like it. Thanks for looking!

Tags: Habitat Bird Tawny owl Oak tree Wildlife and nature Greenwings Matt berry

Voters: Norfolkboy, canonfan, rontear and 5 more

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Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
19 Nov 2012 9:59PM
Good idea, Matt.

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rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
19 Nov 2012 11:36PM
Superb !!! Matt, shouts nature !!!!
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 8:11AM
I recall a similar shot, quite some time ago.
Was the bird nicknamed Horatio, or something like that?

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
20 Nov 2012 9:08AM
Smashing image, I think I might play around with a few crops to somewhat improve the composition a little Matt as it just seems a little too central IMHO, but having said this it's still a cracker that has everything, right down to the snow on the branches of the tree....Cracking work mate!

Get it into this months EPZ winter competition, beats a boring old winter landscape any day Tongue

mattberry 13 259 14 Greece
20 Nov 2012 9:39AM
Thanks everyone Smile

It was Tiberius Adrian, same owl yes Smile

Central composition is deliberate Ade, liked how the branches spiralled out around the owl.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
21 Nov 2012 5:54PM
You did well to spot this owl as it blends in so well with its surroundings. The tree on its own would also make a great photographic subject because of the wierd and wonderful shape of its branches
mattberry 13 259 14 Greece
21 Nov 2012 6:17PM
Thanks again and to Ron for the award, hadn't noticed it before! Smile

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