Wonder of your world

Challenge #13 in the Wandering Recursions series. Hosted by Kidsune.
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There are many magnificent wonders in this world of ours, from every corner of our wonderful planet. But the real wonders are the ones nearby. Show me your local wonder of your world.
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Barred Owl Focused on the Hunt
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The wonders of nature - photographed in the local conservation area.The barred owl has a very keen sense of hearing and uses the feathers on her face disc to help focus sound to her ears. Here the owl has heard something of interest in the distance and you can see how the feathers are spread out to form more of a dish shape to gather sound. The area she was focusing her sight on was several hundred yards away so I am guessing their senses are much more acute than mine.
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Submitted: Monday, 17th January, 2011 04:19 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 9th January, 2011
Focal length: 980 mm
Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 800
Notes: Tripod
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