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Canon
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Canon EOS 450D
Shutter Speed
1/100 second
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F/3.2
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200 mm
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800
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Oct 23, 2013, 2:12:08 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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Great Grey Owl by DominikaAniola Great Grey Owl by DominikaAniola
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Location: ZOO, Wrocław, Poland
Specie: Great Grey Owl

The Great Grey Owl or Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) is a very large owl, distributed across the Northern Hemisphere. In some areas it is also called Phantom of the North, Cinereous Owl, Spectral Owl, Lapland Owl, Spruce Owl, Bearded Owl, and Sooty Owl.

Adults have a big, rounded head with a grey face and yellow eyes with darker circles around them. The underparts are light with dark streaks; the upper parts are grey with pale bars. This owl does not have ear tufts and has the largest facial disc of any raptor.

Their breeding habitat is the dense coniferous forests of the taiga, near open areas, such as meadows or bogs. Great Grey Owls do not build nests, so typically use nests previously used by a large bird, such as a raptor. On the nesting grounds, they mainly hunt at night and near dawn and dusk; at other times, they are active mostly during the night.

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:iconlibra1010:
Libra1010 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
A very good portrait.:) (Smile) 
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DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. :))
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:iconlibra1010:
Libra1010 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
 Thank you very kindly for posting this image to be appreciated.:) (Smile)  
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:iconcryptid-keeper:
Cryptid-Keeper Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  New member
Love the owl. They don't call them wise looking for nothing.:) (Smile) 
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:icondominikaaniola:
DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Cryptid-Keeper Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  New member
Your welcome :) (Smile) 
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:iconwillemsvdmerwe:
WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Very pretty owl photo!
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:icondominikaaniola:
DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!! :)
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asari13 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool
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:icondominikaaniola:
DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:icondrac0malf0y:
DRAC0MAlF0Y Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O-O
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:icondominikaaniola:
DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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:icondrac0malf0y:
DRAC0MAlF0Y Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoa....
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:iconwilliamjcovello:
WilliamJCovello Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome capture! :)
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:icondominikaaniola:
DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconwilliamjcovello:
WilliamJCovello Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Anytime. :)
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IIIH1TMaNIII Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist
My internship has one of those. They called him Saami.  :)

I always feed him dead young chickens. It's cool when he flies around. But it looks kinda sick when he eats a tiny chicken..  :L
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:icondominikaaniola:
DominikaAniola Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, seen in the zoo some eagles fed with little chickes. Kinda weird, but they got to eat, right?
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IIIH1TMaNIII Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist
Indeed. And then they don't need water. There's enough moisture in them to keep the owl humid aswell.  :)
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:icondominikaaniola:
DominikaAniola Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I didn't know that about them. :)
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IIIH1TMaNIII Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist
Yes, it surprised me too. We do however give them other food aswell because always the same thing wouldn't be very tasty I suppose. But we never bring water to them. We would however if they were sick or something else. 

But yeah, it's an amazing owl. I like to sit with him in his outside cage in the sun.  :3
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darkknightversion001 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Those eyes are drawing me in... OvO
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:icondominikaaniola:
DominikaAniola Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D give up! you don't stand a chance!
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:icondarkknightversion001:
darkknightversion001 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Resisting...CURSE YOU! 
....



Game over.Love  Love 
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DominikaAniola Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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s-kmp Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
:w00t: Congratulations, this lovely piece has been featured here Happy New Year at :iconanimal-portraits:

Keep up the great work  :iconhappynewyear2plz:
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:icondominikaaniola:
DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :))
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s-kmp Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
You're most welcome :iconhappynewyear2plz:
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great capture! :)
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:icondominikaaniola:
DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :-)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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Prabhjot-Singh Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
nice portrait shot :D i love owls :D
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:icondominikaaniola:
DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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Prabhjot-Singh Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
np :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Neo128 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Ha ha... He looks like he takes a very dim view of all this foolishness. :D
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:icondominikaaniola:
DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D perhaps.. :)
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