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Featured Photography on RB Explore..29 August 2012

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ONLY OWLS group on 20 March 2010

Location: Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Ural Owl (Strix uralensis ) is a medium-large nocturnal owl of the genus Strix, with up to 15 subspecies found in Europe and northern Asia.

It is smaller than the Great Grey Owl, and much larger than the Tawny Owl, which it superficially resembles. Distinguishing features apart from the size are the pale, buffish grey-brown Plumage, with copious dark brown streaking on the back, back of the head and underparts. It has a round head with plain buffish-grey facial discs, orange-yellow bill and small black eyes. The tail is long and wedge-shaped, with dark barring on the uppertail, and the wings are rounded. Flight is direct and purposeful, recalling that of the Common Buzzard. Sexes are similar, with no seasonal variation. Size: 50-59 cm; Wingspan: Male 115 cm, female 125 cm; Weight: Male 540-730 g, female 720-1200 g.

Camera details: Canon EOS Digital rebel XTi 70-300mm Zoom Lens, F/5.6, exp 1/80

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A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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Comments

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture Larry, what a lovely looking Owl, it has such lovely details on it.. You caught it looking right at your camera lens! Thanks for sharing it with us, great work.

  • Hi Gary
    I appreciate your visit
    And your most kind remarks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 4 years ago

    oh hes perfect Larry!!

  • Hi Elaine
    I appreciate the fave
    And your kind remarks
    Thanks ever so much

    – Larry Trupp

  • Terence Russell
    Terence Russellover 4 years ago

    Superb! Love the DOF!!!

  • Hi Terence
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    – Larry Trupp

  • bioman
    biomanover 4 years ago

    superb portrait of this handsome chap Larry!

  • Hi John
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    – Larry Trupp

  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtover 4 years ago

    This is lovely Larry! He is so cute!!! :]

  • Hi Tracy
    I appreciate the fave
    And your kind remarks
    Thanks ever so much

    – Larry Trupp

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 4 years ago

    Absolutely marvellous portrait and great info, Larry!

  • Hi Mike
    I appreciate your visit
    And your most kind remarks my friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • Randall Scholten
    Randall Scholtenover 4 years ago

    Great shot, Larry! And such an informative narrative!

  • Hi Randy
    I appreciate your visit
    And your most kind remarks my friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • ECH52
    ECH52over 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!!

  • Hi there
    I appreciate your visit
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    – Larry Trupp

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseover 4 years ago

    What a delightful capture Larry…………
    Not an owl I’m familiar with so this makes it extra special………….

  • Hi Rosie
    I appreciate the fave
    And your kind remarks
    Thanks ever so much friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 4 years ago

    Beautiful detail and image. This looks like a youngster. Instant FAV

  • Hi Barb
    I appreciate the fave
    And your kind remarks
    Thanks ever so much friend

    – Larry Trupp

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