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Owls anyone?

Discussion in 'Nature' started by mcasan, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    Atlanta
    A few shots from a recent trip
     

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  2. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
    pellicle
    Some really great shots in there :)
     
  3. chipbutty

    chipbutty Mu-43 Veteran

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  4. Al.

    Al. Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 3, 2010
    Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
    Alan
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    All taken with EM-5 oly 60 2.8 macro
     
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  5. denniscloutier

    denniscloutier Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 24, 2011
    Snowy Owl

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  6. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Absolutely beautiful!
     
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  7. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    One from earlier this year that landed on a tree in our backyard at night (no Idea as to breed). I was completely unprepared for this and shot it with my 35-100mm f2 (significant crop) and when I came back with my longer lens, I made too much noise coming outside and it took off:

    owl1.
     
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  8. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Kristi
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  9. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    How do you get those great shots of owls during the day? I don't think I've ever seen an owl in daylight in Australia.
     
  10. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
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  11. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Kristi
    In my case, two of the three were out during daylight. The snowy owl was around a nearby town for 2-3 weeks last January, and just perched on buildings and trees, or hunted in fields. I think they are diurnal, not nocturnal. The barred owl was on a nest in Florida, so it was awake but not flying during the day. The screech owl was photographed at dusk, as it came out of its nest in the pole. I know that they are nocturnal, so I was just lucky to see it when there was still enough light (and to be close enough).
     
  12. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Thanks. It appears that we only have 10 owl species and I still haven't figured out what I photographed.
     
  13. fortwodriver

    fortwodriver Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2013
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Frank
    Olympus E-M1
    75-300 @ 117mm
    ISO 2000, 1/13 @ f5.3

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  14. ak300

    ak300 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 18, 2014
    Karlsruhe, Germany
    Some of my favorite owl portraits:

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    (siberian eagle owl)

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    (great grey owl)

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    (eurasian eagle owl)

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    (tawny owl)

    Best regards,
    Alex
     
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  15. Fred S

    Fred S Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 20, 2012
    Calgary
    Fred S
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  16. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Kristi
    Ray, I think you've got a frogmouth there, not an owl. I think it's a tawny frogmouth, but see what you think.

    Wikipedia says, "The tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) is a species of frogmouth native to Australia that is found throughout the Australian mainland and Tasmania. Tawny frogmouths are big-headed stocky birds often mistaken for owls due to their nocturnal habits and similar colouring."
     
  17. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    That's the only one that I've found that comes sort of close in appearance, so you could be right. I should label it 'Not an owl'.
     
  18. zathras

    zathras Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 13, 2014
    Waikato, New Zealand
    Chris Nielsen
    The only owl I have seen here in NZ is the Morepork. They are nocturnal. Good luck getting a shot of that...
     
  19. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Kristi

    But it's still a great shot of what is probably an elusive nocturnal bird!
     
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