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Taken at Muncaster Castle in England. It is an African Southern White-faced Owl.

Taken at Muncaster Castle in England. It is an African Southern White-faced Owl.
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9 Comments | Report
tjambga February 22, 2014
Wow…can't stop staring back at him. Great capture.
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onyanita February 23, 2014
what a beauty!
kjodway March 03, 2014
Who, who, who are you..... I think there is a song for that :-)
SheilaDraper March 14, 2014
Aww...Too cute :) Great capture!
lindywalker March 14, 2014
Beautiful shot!!
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SnowbunnyPhotography May 25, 2014
Omg....I want one. Soooo cute! Those eyes are intense... :-)
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kathleenweetman May 31, 2015
Write a comment A real cutey.....voted FEATHERS ...k
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ronjudyluv2travel December 07, 2020
Incredible capture! Beautiful subject!
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vitor November 23, 2021
amazing !
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Behind The Lens

This photo was taken at the Muncaster Hawk & Owl Centre in the Lake District of England. It was taken when we were on holiday.
The photo was taken at lunchtime. The kids were eating and I just wandered around taking a few photos and this was probably the best of the lot
The enclosure was quite dark, but the owl was very still so I was able to use a low shutter speed.
I only had my Canon PowerShot S5 IS with me on this trip as we had too much other items to take on the trip to take my Canon 10D.
I have always loved birds and owls in particular. I took this photo because of the beautiful big eyes.
I didn't do any adjustments to the image itself, although I did crop it from landscape to portrait.
In my camera bag
These days I nearly always have my Canon 60D with 18-200mm Canon lens, 10--20mm Sigma, 150-600mm Tamron, a 12mm and 25mm extension tubes and a circular polarising filter and a neutral density filter. I usually carry a shutter release and tripod as well.
As with most bird shots, patience is the key, or a great deal of luck.

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