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The Barn Owl with its heart shaped face is a bird of open country like farmland or grassland but prefers to hunt along the edges of forests.
It’s a nocturnal bird, but it often becomes active already shortly before dusk and can sometimes be seen during the day.
I spotted this specimen in the neighbourhood of a nest box in the forest. He was sitting there for maybe 2 or 3 seconds. I could only take one shot, but I got him !
Dutch name : Kerkuil
German name : Schleiereule
Latin name : Tyto alba
an owl in his natural habitat! two or three seconds?? wow, what a shot!! congratulations! he looks magic – almost "otherwordly" with his light creamy and "caramel-colored" plumage and "gentle" look – like a creature from a legend or fairy-tale! easy to imagine why the owl plays an important part in the myths of many peoples! beautiful details in his feathers, and i love the direct eye-contact and the reflections in his eyes. so cute, how the root of his beak is all covered in feathers, too! greetings, sabine.
Does the truth emerge?
Casting out deception.
Sacred Medicine Bird.....
What a great shot of this beauty Mark...
Owl medicine is symbolically associated with clairvoyance, astral projection and magic as far as I know..And it is called "night eagle" by the Amerindian teachings....:-) Excellent eye contact, splendid colors...
Have a nice week,
@Gruber Fred : I had a 800mm lens loaded on my camera when the owl suddenly landed too close for this focal length. As he was only there for 2 or 3 seconds I had no time to change the lens. So, it was this shot or nothing.......
bestimmt war das eine Freude, diese Eule zu entdecken dazu auch noch wunderbar fotografiert, selbst scheint sie über Deinen Anblick aber auch sehr erstaunt zu sein!
Eine tolle Aufnahme,
es grüßt Dich Sylvia
You got him! You got him beautifully! At first I thought you were lucky, but then I realised you just beat the odds because you spend so much time looking for the occasion. Great work Mark. I can even see the reflections in his eye