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philhomer 11 88 32 England
22 Feb 2013 8:28AM
hate to suggest it but are the eyes marginally softer than the beak?

otherwise, very well done - folk think it is easy to take captive animals, which may be true but there are a lot of hopeless images of captive out there. your high ISO, wide aperture and -EC offering you that relatively slow shutter suggest that the conditions were not 'ideal'
Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
22 Feb 2013 9:27AM
Excellent capture this !
richmowil Plus
12 474 2 England
22 Feb 2013 9:29AM
Nice Image - I like it a lot!
fificat100 10 5 2 Scotland
22 Feb 2013 3:11PM
Very nice shot, Malcolm. Must agree his beak is the veriest tad sharper than his eyes though.

Lavina
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 6:47PM
Breathtaking quality Mal.

Regards Nathan Grin
Mike_Smith Plus
14 837 2 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 7:38PM
I have never heard of this species of Owl, i was thinking there must be a lot of different types in the world
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
23 Feb 2013 2:01PM
A new variety to me but he's very appealing!

Ann
teocali Plus
13 442 18 England
25 Feb 2013 8:37AM
Lovely avian portrait, despite the fact that the POF does seem to be on the beak. Valid observations by Philhomer.
Sylvia

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