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Steenuil, Athene noctua

Posted by
Willem (Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands) on 23 December 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

NIKON D300S 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 200 420 mm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, Canada &, United Kingdom

Oh what a little beauty, Willem. The most amazing creatures and you've captured this one so wonderfully. Nestled into the snow and bark, such great camouflage, and those little eyes watching your every move. Sad to say I never see these in the wild these days as man encroaches further on their nesting and hunting grounds. A super frame, my friend.

23 Dec 2010 10:13am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

An attractive sense of the observation was needed to see her so much its colors become integrated into the environment of the tree and the snow. Attractive capture.

23 Dec 2010 11:13am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

that is beautiful compo . a little girl is almost hidden there ;)

23 Dec 2010 1:41pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

So ein süßer kleiner Steinkauz ! Herzlichen Dank für deine vielen Kommentare im vergangenen Jahr - du hast mir viel Freude gemacht !

23 Dec 2010 3:19pm

Dicky. from Wieringerwaard., Netherlands

Hij zit er een beetje kleumend bij, mooi plaatje.

23 Dec 2010 4:36pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Wat een plaatje Willem, ik heb ze deze winter nog niet gespot terwijl er meerdere bij mij in de buurt zitten.
Ik kan echt genieten van deze schitterende vogels...

23 Dec 2010 5:17pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Willem,
Owls are one of my favorite birds. This looks interesting here, including the environment. It is a beautiful picture. I had interesting experiences with owls. Have a nice time and all the best. Thank you very much for your nice comment. Dear greetings Christel

23 Dec 2010 10:08pm

Remus from Portugal

It is completely hidden and unnoticed.
Well done

24 Dec 2010 8:30am