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Long-eared Owls [Asio otus] are night predators. They are not very shy, just hard to find as they are well camouflaged. I heard the sound of a shrieking door hinge in a patch of forest, and saw no door :-) That's when I knew it was a juvenile Long-eared owl calling. I found 5. Two adults and three grownup youngsters. Had to take a quite long exposure of 1/5 sec at ISO 800 to keep the noise acceptable from a tripod with wired release to get this shot in rather bad light and windy conditions. Not bad :-)

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