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    Default Elf Owl landing at nest hole

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    Elf Owl landing at Saguaro Cactus nest - Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA - May

    Elf Owls are the world's smallest owls. Standing only 5 3/4 inches (14.6 cm) they are found from the southwestern US and south along the west coast of Mexico.

    EOS 3, 1/200th, f/8, Fuji Sensia 100, 2 flash units, shot from scafolding erected at the nest for the BBC to film "Night Hunters" a special on owls of the world. NR on background.

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    An incredible bird photograph. Very clean for a scan too.

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    Great capture,and the food item in the beak is a bonus.well done.

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    An awesome capture with amazing IQ. Excellent timing. Thank you or the background, interesting to know.
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    Lovely action shot Rick. The flash has lit the owl up very well and separated it nicely from the background.
    Great detail and the meal in its beak is a great extra.

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    Wonderful image. Amazed its that sharp at the SS

    The cricket completes the shot

    Any idea when the documentary will be aired?

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