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 Hall of Famer

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

    chipbutty Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  4. Al.

    Al. Mu-43 Veteran

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    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
    Vancouver, BC
    Snowy Owl

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  6. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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

    OzRay Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    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:

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  8. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut Subscribing Member

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Kristi
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  9. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    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 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    Portland Oregon
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  11. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut Subscribing Member

    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 Hall of Famer

    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 Top Veteran

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    Calgary
    Fred S
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  16. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut Subscribing Member

    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 Hall of Famer

    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 Subscribing Member

    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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