Scops owl

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Although we've seen lots of birds of prey during our vacation, this tiny Scops Owl was by far the cutest.
When you put your two fists on top of eachother, you have about the size of this little owl.
Shot, straight off the balcony of one of the rooms at Hoya Hoya Tsonga Lodge in Kruger National Park - South Africa. (Thanks, Karen!). It was nice to shoot at eye-level, for once!

500mm handheld (I've developed some serious biceps during this vacation! :-)

Wishing you all the most wonderful weekend!

makeupanid, anuszka 17, and 189 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. f/Kat loves vrbo 468154 88 months ago | reply

    Stunning capture. What is reflected in his right eye in the original size?

  2. shotzy 88 months ago | reply

    Wow. Stunning.
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  3. Laurie York 88 months ago | reply

    500mm handheld and this beautiful shot is crystal clear! Take a bow, my friend - bravo!

  4. Janice L 88 months ago | reply

    Steady handed you are! Great capture.
    Your pic becomes nominee of "Shield Of Excellence"
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    Please be sure this is tagged "SOE"

  5. Kip²²² 88 months ago | reply

    Stunning capture! Really well done.

  6. 88 months ago | reply

    hij kijkt zo zielig
    mooi in beeld gebracht

  7. JuttaMK 88 months ago | reply

    Love that little tilt ....Wonderful shot

  8. Brian (aka treehugger_007 ) 88 months ago | reply

    stunning photograph - excellent capture

  9. Edgar Thissen 87 months ago | reply

    Geweldig mooi! Inderdaad weer eens wat anders zo recht van voren, dat maak je niet gauw mee.
    Fijn dat de 500 zo beviel! Heb er nog vaak aan moeten denken of tie niet te groot/zwaar zou zijn. Tof hoor!

  10. AdeleS [deleted] 87 months ago | reply

    Well Hennie... after looking at all these wonderful shots and reading your narratives, I feel like I have just been to South Africa with you!! Thanks for that ;))

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  11. olivewhite [deleted] 87 months ago | reply

    Direct to fave, congratulations, stunning!!

  12. Aissi 86 months ago | reply

    These are REALLY, REALLY good!! :-)

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  13. dekayne 86 months ago | reply

    Wow! You have so many fantastic photos!! I'll be back, but fpr now I choose this vey good photo of one of my favorite birds. A favorite of course!
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  14. Kobus101 86 months ago | reply

    Beautiful shot
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  15. mesquakie8 83 months ago | reply

    Nice looking owl!

  16. JennySquib 41 months ago | reply

    Fabulous shot - you really are a brilliant photographer. I enjoy your photostream so much!

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