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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3270 on: November 14, 2013, 09:55:15 PM »
And here's another Barred Owl - again at a bird rehabilitation center, although a different one from my earlier shots.

Well done, Pugshot. Sharp with nice bokeh and the red berries really makes it interesting with more color.
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« Reply #3271 on: November 14, 2013, 11:00:54 PM »
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« Reply #3272 on: November 14, 2013, 11:01:59 PM »
another one ... 5d3 @ 400mm
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« Reply #3273 on: November 14, 2013, 11:17:06 PM »
Here are three owls: an Eastern Screech Owl, a Great Horned Owl, and a Barred Owl.
Great owl shots - are they all wild?  If so, I'm extremely impressed.  If not, they are still beautiful photos, but I will know you, too, are a mere mortal.  I love owls, but they are so freaking hard to find out in the wild!  Here's my best owl shot to date - a very noisy little Barred Owl:


Great shot!

In India there is a common insult dished out with the phrase "Ullu ke Patthe", the literal translation of which works out to "Owl's disciple". Owls are considered pretty dumb birds and the phrase "Ullu ke Patthe" is used to call someone an "Idiot". Most average Indians use this phrase a fair few times in a day!

Very few Indians can look at an owl shot without a chuckle.   

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« Reply #3274 on: November 15, 2013, 01:53:46 AM »
Here are three owls: an Eastern Screech Owl, a Great Horned Owl, and a Barred Owl.
Great owl shots - are they all wild?  If so, I'm extremely impressed.  If not, they are still beautiful photos, but I will know you, too, are a mere mortal.  I love owls, but they are so freaking hard to find out in the wild!  Here's my best owl shot to date - a very noisy little Barred Owl:


Great shot!

In India there is a common insult dished out with the phrase "Ullu ke Patthe", the literal translation of which works out to "Owl's disciple". Owls are considered pretty dumb birds and the phrase "Ullu ke Patthe" is used to call someone an "Idiot". Most average Indians use this phrase a fair few times in a day!

Very few Indians can look at an owl shot without a chuckle.   

Cheers ... J.R.

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« Reply #3275 on: November 15, 2013, 02:01:35 AM »
A wise owl sat in a tree
The less he spoke the more he heard
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird ......  or something like that - it's been a really long time since I read it to my kids. :)

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« Reply #3276 on: November 15, 2013, 02:12:39 AM »
A wise owl sat in a tree
The less he spoke the more he heard
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird ......  or something like that - it's been a really long time since I read it to my kids. :)

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That's a good saying. But on the other hand, when people are quite it is often because their mind is somewhere else and they're not listening either ...
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« Reply #3277 on: November 15, 2013, 03:38:44 AM »
Ah, people have all kinds of problems, it's the birds who have it right.  I need to check - I'm sure there is more to that nursery rhyme.

But you're right we need to listen and not just be quiet.  Funny how these pictures speak to me so clearly without words.  OK, I better stop the nonsense here, sorry! :)

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« Reply #3278 on: November 15, 2013, 06:37:19 AM »
Tawny Frogmouth with baby. A week ago, I found the body of one chick, on the ground, beneath this nest. Fortunately, they had a second one to show off :)
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« Reply #3279 on: November 15, 2013, 07:25:40 AM »
Tawny Frogmouth with baby. A week ago, I found the body of one chick, on the ground, beneath this nest. Fortunately, they had a second one to show off :)
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Very nice shot Mr Bean.  That's a really strange looking bird.

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« Reply #3280 on: November 15, 2013, 10:55:09 AM »
Interesting owl comments, particularly the ones about India vs. the United States.  I liked that owl in flight shot, too.  I have a barred owl that lives in my area and he flew through my backyard one evening, just like that.  I was nowhere near my camera of course.  Wild owls are SO hard to spot, as illustrated by one of my favorite owl photos:
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« Reply #3281 on: November 15, 2013, 11:29:09 AM »
Here are three owls: an Eastern Screech Owl, a Great Horned Owl, and a Barred Owl.
Great owl shots - are they all wild?  If so, I'm extremely impressed.  If not, they are still beautiful photos, but I will know you, too, are a mere mortal.  I love owls, but they are so freaking hard to find out in the wild!  Here's my best owl shot to date - a very noisy little Barred Owl:


That's a pretty cool little owl.  Would love to get one that close in the wild.

@Pugshot - Great shots.  I especially liked the last one you posted.  Rescue center birds and mammals tend to still have that spark of wild in their eyes, vice the zoo animals that are often born in captivity.
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« Reply #3282 on: November 15, 2013, 12:14:00 PM »
Here's the correct version from 1800's Britain, apparently used by the US army to suggest silence on secrets. :)

A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?

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« Reply #3283 on: November 15, 2013, 02:50:38 PM »
Tawny Frogmouth with baby. A week ago, I found the body of one chick, on the ground, beneath this nest. Fortunately, they had a second one to show off :)
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Very nice shot Mr Bean.  That's a really strange looking bird.
Thanks Click. And they have an even stranger "call" if I can call it that. Its a deep, but soft booming sound that you can hear at night.
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« Reply #3284 on: November 16, 2013, 01:26:42 AM »
Tawny Frogmouth with baby. A week ago, I found the body of one chick, on the ground, beneath this nest. Fortunately, they had a second one to show off :)
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And with a little one.  Pretty cool.  Reminds me of the Nighthawk and Whip-Poor-Will's.  Could always hear them at night but never saw one in person.
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