Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

A close up view of a European eagle owl, the worlds largest owl. Those eyes seem to speak of hidden depths, its not hard to see how they got their reputation for wisdom. You can also see the specialised structure of the feathers in the facial disc. This parabolic arrangement of feathers is a distinctive feature of the owl family which acts to funnel sound waves extremely effectively to the owl's ears.

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12 comments:

  1. On Saturday, I enjoyed two close views of a Northern Harrier and its distinctive facial disc. Very cool.

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  2. I'd love to get close enough to a Harrier to see the facial disc, very cool indeed. Thanks for commenting!

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  3. Stunning close up, with excellent detail.

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  4. Almost like being there. Awesome close-up! Don't believe I've ever seen an Eagle Owl.
    B.

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  5. What a great job you made of this close up!! Boom & Gary of The Vermilon River, Canada.

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  6. Blobbybirdman,
    It's the feathery eye lid that's killing me! I have my laptop hooked into my TV and you should see your beautiful picture at 11" by 13". A crazy good soulful shot!

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  7. what a beutiful eye and those feathers are terrific!!!

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  8. Gorgeous photo of a beautiful bird.

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