Barred Owl

Uploaded: December 28, 2009 06:37:13


Easily identified by it's dark eyes and barred tail feathers. Yesterday was a great day for photography and I was lucky enough to have this bird's co-operation!!
Aperture 4.0, 1/250, ISO 200, 500mm F4L IS...
Uploaded on 12/28/09
PhotoID: 9600319

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 500.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 50D


Jim Huffield December 28, 2009

Marvelous clarity and detail, Derek. Jim #1220437

James N. Carpenter December 28, 2009

Stunning Derek, just beautiful. Nice work. James #8251405

Linda D. Lester level-classic December 28, 2009

I would say so and to have a tree to match....awesome capture!!! #8251645

Linda A. Braddock January 18, 2010

Derek, Gorgeous!!! #8305718

Laurie Daily level-deluxe January 18, 2010

Huge congrats Derek...saw one perched in my tree last year but no luck in a capture...I saw it swoop in but needed night vision to see it...this is perfection! #8306607

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic January 18, 2010

on your wonderful FINALIST!!!

Photobucket #8306697

Carolyn Morgan January 18, 2010

Adding my congratulations - wonderful shot! #8306984

Linda A. Braddock January 18, 2010

Derek, Congratulations on this beautiful Finalists!! #8307232

Fran J. Jagger January 18, 2010

Congrats on this outstanding finalist, Derek!! :) #8307275

Ellen Hodges January 18, 2010

Congrats on an awesome finalist, Derek! Best luck!! #8307904

Patrick Rouzes January 18, 2010

Derek, CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, my friend! #8308904

Timothy Guay January 18, 2010

- Timothy #8309318

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic January 18, 2010

Huge CONGRATZ. on this beautiful Finalist, Derek!!

UB. #8309863

Summer A. Kozisek January 19, 2010

Fantastic capture Derek, congratulations on your finalist!! #8310163

Karen Celella level-deluxe January 19, 2010

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Derek! #8311003

James N. Carpenter January 19, 2010

Big congrats Derek, very well deserved. James #8311793

Sharon F. Morris January 19, 2010

Congrats Derek on this wonderful finalist and wildlife capture. :) #8312191

Eivor Kuchta January 19, 2010

Wonderful capture! Excellent details and a perfect composition. Congratulations on your finalist, and good luck in the next round! #8312352

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 19, 2010

Congrats Derek on your outstanding Finalist! Jeff #8312892

Tammy Espino January 19, 2010

Congrats on your win :) #8313068

Claudia Kuhn level-classic January 19, 2010

Beautiful Derek, congrats on your win! #8313192

Sam Britt January 19, 2010

Congratulations on this winner, Derek! #8313309

Jennifer L. Alder January 19, 2010

Owls are so awesome! :)
Big congrats, Derek, on this terrific winning image. #8314173

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic January 19, 2010

HUGE CONGRATZ. on getting in the Winners' Circle, Derek!!!

UB. #8314219

Renee Doyle January 20, 2010

Congratulations to you Derek on this outstanding capture and excellent winner!! #8314550

Derek D. Dafoe January 20, 2010

Thank you to the judges and all of you for your wonderful comments!! #8314702

Bill Houghton January 20, 2010

Derek, congratulations on your outstanding win. Have a great day, Bill #8314872

Karen Celella level-deluxe January 20, 2010

Congratulations on your impressive winning image Derek! #8315097

Sharon January 20, 2010

Congratulations!! Excellent photo!! #8315556

Linda A. Braddock January 20, 2010

Derek, Congratulation on this beautiful winner!! #8315590

Esther R. Tinz January 20, 2010

Striking. Congratulations! #8316353

Esther R. Tinz January 20, 2010

Striking. Congratulations! #8316364

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict January 20, 2010

Congratulations Derek on your Wonderful Win!!!

Dominick #8316588

Dianna Murphy January 20, 2010

A big warm hearted congratulations to you on your fantastic winner!!! I wish you continued success in the future.
Dianna #8316749

Eivor Kuchta January 20, 2010

Congratulations on your winner, Derek! #8317023

Michael Umbreit January 20, 2010

Derek - Congratulations my friend!! I would love to have a shot like that in my collection! :) - Mike #8317288

Donna La Mattino Pagakis January 22, 2010

Beautiful owl photograph Derek, a wonderful win! Congratulations! #8321884

Ellen Hodges January 25, 2010

Congrats on an awesome winner!! Derek!! #8327617

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