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Short-eared Owl


Posted by Mako_Elite on Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:07 am

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Shot today,
Who said that SE-Owl only have to eat voles. This owl caught a bird right in front of me. Bite the head of, pulled some feathers, ate the legs and then whole body.

Owl was saying to me "No soup for you" :-)
D2Hs, Nikon (MF) 500mm f/4 P ED IF + TC-16A
1/400, ISO-500, f/9 on tripod.

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by Carol Clarke on Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:14 am
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Amazing view, Ludo. What a face. Its certainly saying ''This is MINE!''

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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:45 am
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Yikes! Impressive catch. You certainly caught an amazing moment!
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by himadri roy on Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:22 am
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Great moment of action captured here.
 

by John Spreitzer on Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:36 am
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Amazing, super capture! Just a note, the short-eareds that live in the Galapogos go after petrels as their main food source. Very cool birds for sure.
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by david fletcher on Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:42 pm
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Brilliant capture Ludo. wonderful sighting!
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by Ron Day on Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:45 pm
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A wonderful moment captured, Ludo. The facial expression and eye contact are simply amazing.
 

by Paul Rossi on Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:58 pm
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Amazing rare behavior well captured.
 

by David J. Bogener on Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:56 pm
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Excellent behavioral image. Love the head on-open mouth pose/comp.
 

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