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© Vic Chapman 2015



Barn Owl, 1/4000 @ f2


© Vic Chapman 2015

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Great close up!  These birds are amazing creatures.   Their hearing is so highly evolved they can zero in on prey in total darkness mainly due to their ears being on different planes rather than level as in most birds/mammals.   Their eyesight is tuned to be able to detect the slightest motion from prey, even a slight momentary turn of the head.   Their feathers are ultra soft - which allows them to fly in near total silence but they are not water repellant so they avoid hunting in rain.     

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