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Long-Eared Owl

By MossyOak  
The long-eared owl is medium-sized owl, smaller in size than a woodpigeon. It often looks long and thin, with head feathers (known as ear tufts even though they are not ears) which it raises when alarmed. It is buff-brown with darker brown streaks, and deep orange eyes. It breeds thinly across the UK with fewer birds in the south-west and Wales. Northern birds migrate southwards, including birds from Europe coming to spend the winter in the UK, while southern birds are residents and only move short distances to find food.
V2 Showing alertness with the tufts raised
V3 One hell of a crop again showing the tufts raised

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Super detail Richard

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
5 Dec 2012 1:34PM
Great photos of this gorgeous bird Smile
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
5 Dec 2012 1:53PM
Three cracking good shoots Richard. Difficult to choose between one or the other but I think the head shot in V3 just about steals it. Stunning.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
5 Dec 2012 2:11PM
Love V1, the b/g is wonderful showing off the little owl to perfection. Also, V3 is excellent, my next choice.........Sandy
5 Dec 2012 2:27PM
wow what a set of Shots Richard love em alll
5 Dec 2012 3:04PM
What a great set of shots.
MossyOak 6 22 15 England
5 Dec 2012 3:19PM
Many thanks everyone and to Sandy for the User Award, really appreciated.
Sorry I cannot thank you personally Sandy, but my PM's are frozen Sad
Meheecho 5 275 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2012 3:26PM
Fantastically sharp photos
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
5 Dec 2012 3:54PM
Superbly detailed capture and pose in V1, Richard, showing the whole of this lovely bird off to perfection. My preference by a whisker over the other two versions, each worthy of its own upload.
6 3 8 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2012 4:16PM
A lovely looking bird and you have certainly done it justice. A cracking set of imagesGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
lovely capture
MossyOak 6 22 15 England
5 Dec 2012 5:03PM
Thank you for the User Award David Grin
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2012 5:13PM
Stunning series.

Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
5 Dec 2012 5:23PM
Three super captures, Richard.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2012 5:54PM
Beautiful............ V3 and V1 my faves!
Philip_P 13 71 1 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2012 6:22PM
Super shots Richard, love 1 & 3
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2012 6:28PM
Three stonkers Richard, but I am drawn toward the portrait in V3

Trev_B 11 151 68 England
5 Dec 2012 8:29PM
V1 is a wonderful shot Richard.... V2 and V3 are also pretty damn goodWink

johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2012 9:12PM
Excellent series Richard, happy to be 30
5 Dec 2012 11:16PM
A superb set of shots Richard. Excellent detail in all three. V3 my favourite.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
10 Dec 2012 10:04PM
An exceptional set Richard, v3 the portrait is terrific, such wonderful pin sharp detail and clarity in the plumage

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