THE GIANT EAGLE OWL - and the weavers nest by Magaret Meintjes

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Lens: 70-300mm F/4-5.6 D
Focal Length: 220mm
1/500 sec – F/5.3
Sensitivity: ISO 400

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Nocturnal, erect-standing birds of prey characterized by large, rounded heads, large forward-facing eyes set in a flattened face and feathered legs (except for Pel’s Fishing Owl). Some have feathered adornments on their heads that resemble ears. Immature are usually darker and fluffier than adults.

THE GIANT or Verreaux’s Eagle Owl
A large grey owl, immature is browner.
Told by pink eyelids and dark brown eyes at all ages. ‘Ear’ tufts not always raised.
Voice is a series of deep grunts ‘hu=hu=hu,hu-hu’; female and young utter a long drawn –out whistle that may be repeated all night.
Singly on large trees in bushveld and open savanna, especially along rivers and watercourses. 60-5 cm.

This shoot was shortly after the “Giant Eagle Owl” swooped out of a high tree to a palmtree, close-by, and grabbed a “weavers nest”, with chics inside, and went straight to this tree with the nest in his claws. It still is under his claw. He ripped it open with his beak and had his breakfast very early, just after sunrise.

I was born and still live in Africa.
Live a life close to nature, where I get the inspiration to do what I love most…., “Photography”.
Where I live and what I do is my destiny. I am grateful for the privilege

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  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    love it,

  • Thank you so much Scott, take care

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 5 years ago

  • simba
    simbaover 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture Mags.

  • Thank you so much Linda, much appreciated, take care !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 5 years ago

    another great picture, well done, dawnx

  • Thank you my sweet friend, hugs xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Lucertola
    Lucertolaover 5 years ago

    This is a certainly a captivating bird & a beautiful shot. Almost at a loss for words ~ Lu

  • thank you for a great and very inspiring comment, i really appreciate it, take care!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • KMorral
    KMorralover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture- simple colours, very effective. Great capture of the light

  • Thank you so much my dear friend, always appreciate your kind and inspiring comments, take care ! x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Anne Smyth
    Anne Smythover 5 years ago

    stunning capture, beautiful POV and composition — Wow!!

  • Thank you so mch dear Anne, appreciate your great comment, take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Olitto
    Olittoover 5 years ago

    This is such great photography Mags. Perfect!

  • Such a sweet and kind comment, thank you so much dear friend, take care ! x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Tron
    Tronover 5 years ago

    Cool shot, I like this ;)

  • Thank you so much Mark, much appreciated, take care !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • gaylene
    gayleneover 5 years ago

    Brilliant photo – right time and place with the skill to capture the moment. Stunning.

  • Thank you so much galene, appreciate your kind comment, take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

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