The Boobook is a small brown owl found mainly in New Zealand and the more fertile and temperate parts of Australia. It is also known as Mopoke or Ruru. This one was photographed on the grounds of Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Aug. 2010.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM and monopod. Processed with Photomatix, Raw and Photoshop.
1/1000 +/- 2, ISO640, f5.6, 400mm


  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkabout 4 years ago

    beuatiuflly captured and brilliant post processing Roddy

  • Many thanks Chris, appreciated!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 4 years ago

    WOW~ Gorgeous Roddy!

  • Thank you so much Cheryl!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickabout 4 years ago

    Simply adorable, love the green! Well captured!

  • Thank you kindly Kimberly!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • PPPhotoArt
    PPPhotoArtabout 4 years ago

    wow his eyes match the background colour!!! gorgeous

  • Many thanks Patricia!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • Clive S
    Clive Sabout 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Thanks Clive!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic work and great processing!!! Nice to see something different in the background treatment!! Bravo for trying Roddy!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Got to try, cheers mate!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • Phillip M. Burrow
    Phillip M. Burrowabout 4 years ago

    Wow – wonderful capture!

  • Thank you very much Phillip!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • IngridSonja
    IngridSonjaover 3 years ago

    A very beautiful capture…got my vote!

  • Thank you kindly Ingrid!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • Fiona Christensen
    Fiona Christensenover 3 years ago

    14 June 2011

  • That’s excellent news, thank you very much Fiona!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • Paul Campbell  Photography
    Paul Campbell ...over 3 years ago

    great capture and work. very tallented.

  • Thank you kindly Paul!

    – Roddy Atkinson

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