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Great pictures and a fantastic contribution to this topic ; I hope they will not suffer to much from the current snowstorm !

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giant eagle owl subadult, Ruaha, November 2014

 

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Spotted eagle owl, Hwange, March 2017

 

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There is only one way to describe this splendid photos , if I may @Bush dog" For your eyes only "  

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Bush dog

@BRACQUENEThanks a lot for your comments!

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Galana

Excellent. The submissions here just get better and better.

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African Scops Owl, Lake Baringo Club, Kenya.

 

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Pearl-spotted Owlet, Lake Baringo Club, Kenya.  The second photo shows its eye spots.

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Northern white-faced owl, Hwange, November 2016

 

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Giant eagle owl, Duba Plains, March 2016

 

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The weather with us has been wet and windy - particularly overnight. As a result our resident barn owls are coming out in the late afternoon to try and find food. I was able to watch this one hunting for over an hour yesterday - I counted 4 successful dives each followed by a period on the ground devouring the unfortunate vole.

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Nikon D500, 500mmPF, f/5.6, 1/250sec, ISO 2800

 

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Although we don't have much snow on the ground at the moment it was great to see this owl hunting during some snow showers yesterday:

 

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Nikon D500, 500mmPF, f/5.6, 1/250sec, ISO 6400.

 

As an aside I've just started using Topaz DeNoise to manage noise (a constant battle when photographing our owls) and very happy with the results compared with using Lightroom for noise reduction.

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6 minutes ago, pomkiwi said:

Although we don't have much snow on the ground at the moment it was great to see this owl hunting during some snow showers yesterday:

 

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Nikon D500, 500mmPF, f/5.6, 1/250sec, ISO 6400.

 

As an aside I've just started using Topaz DeNoise to manage noise (a constant battle when photographing our owls) and very happy with the results compared with using Lightroom for noise reduction.

 

Super shot, in the snow as well.

I've been using Topaz Denoise for about a year now and have been very happy with it. I believe @xelasis also a fan.

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Indeed I am a recent Denoise convert thanks to @janzin
 

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Pearl-spotted owlet, Selinda, March 2017

 

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African scops owl, Hwange, November 2016

 

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Buffy Fish Owl, Pasir Ris Park, Singapore

 

this one-eyed male owl has survived for a few years in this area. always wonderful to greet him 

 

 

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A pair of Asian Barred Owlet in Bang Prah, Thailand

 

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@Kitsafari

 

Both contributions are great but that one-eyed Fish Owl made me smile to start the day : what a funny guy ! 

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pomkiwi

Not really going anywhere at the moment for obvious reasons. One piece of good luck has been the discovery of the roosting site for our local pair of barn owls 10 minutes walk from the house. They have been showing well from mid-afternoon for the past couple of weeks and i've managed a number of photos of them (n>1000 😂😂). Yesterday this one kept appearing at the entrance and then appearing to sleep in the sun for 10 minutes or so before retreating and then returning a few minutes later. She did this 4 times before heading off to hunt.

 

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The standard combination of Nikon D500, 500pf/5.6, 1/1000 sec, ISO 220. This needed cropping a lot as I do not get near to the roost and was post processed in Topaz Gigapixel AI - I like the result.

 

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Plenty of time with the barn owls recently. They are out early but seem to be successful on the afternoon excursions:

 

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Soukous

Giant Eagle Owl (Verreaux's Eagle Owl)

South Luangwa, Zambia

yet another bird I haven't seen for too long :(

 

Giant Eagle Owl

 

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Glad you stepped in Martin because it has been a while and with one of my favorites  !!

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