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