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« Reply #3270 on: November 14, 2013, 07:22:11 AM »
although not very colorful and dynamic, I love the expression of this tired young sparrow after his first flying lesson (which I loved to capture but missed :( )
Like the nice and furry look.

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« Reply #3271 on: November 14, 2013, 11:08:49 AM »
although not very colorful and dynamic, I love the expression of this tired young sparrow after his first flying lesson (which I loved to capture but missed :( )
Like the nice and furry look.
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« Reply #3272 on: November 14, 2013, 03:48:38 PM »
Here are three owls: an Eastern Screech Owl, a Great Horned Owl, and a Barred Owl.
Great owl shots - are they all wild?  If so, I'm extremely impressed.  If not, they are still beautiful photos, but I will know you, too, are a mere mortal.  I love owls, but they are so freaking hard to find out in the wild!  Here's my best owl shot to date - a very noisy little Barred Owl:

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« Reply #3273 on: November 14, 2013, 04:00:09 PM »
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« Reply #3274 on: November 14, 2013, 04:38:38 PM »

Great owl shots - are they all wild?  If so, I'm extremely impressed.  If not, they are still beautiful photos, but I will know you, too, are a mere mortal.  I love owls, but they are so freaking hard to find out in the wild!  Here's my best owl shot to date - a very noisy little Barred Owl:


Great picture mackguyver. Well done.

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« Reply #3275 on: November 14, 2013, 06:26:09 PM »
[quoteGreat owl shots - are they all wild?  If so, I'm extremely impressed.  If not, they are still beautiful photos, but I will know you, too, are a mere mortal.  I love owls, but they are so freaking hard to find out in the wild!  Here's my best owl shot to date - a very noisy little Barred Owl:][/quote]

You guessed correctly - I'm a mere mortal. The owls were all residents at a bird rehabilitation facility and were willing to indulge four photographers by posing without complaint.

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« Reply #3276 on: November 14, 2013, 06:41:35 PM »

Great owl shots - are they all wild?  If so, I'm extremely impressed.  If not, they are still beautiful photos, but I will know you, too, are a mere mortal.  I love owls, but they are so freaking hard to find out in the wild!  Here's my best owl shot to date - a very noisy little Barred Owl:


Great picture mackguyver. Well done.

+1...in the wild, too ;)
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« Reply #3277 on: November 14, 2013, 09:39:53 PM »
@mackguyver:  if you want to see a great in-the-wild owl shot, check this out:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/edpost/10752117233/#in/photostream/

The photographer, Ed Post, has many other great bird shots, but the owl shot is incredible!

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« Reply #3278 on: November 14, 2013, 09:49:49 PM »
And here's another Barred Owl - again at a bird rehabilitation center, although a different one from my earlier shots.

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« Reply #3279 on: November 14, 2013, 09:53:02 PM »
@mackguyver:  if you want to see a great in-the-wild owl shot, check this out:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/edpost/10752117233/#in/photostream/

The photographer, Ed Post, has many other great bird shots, but the owl shot is incredible!

Wow! That is impressive. I wouldn't want to be a mouse in that scene.

I really admire those lucky souls who have the opportunity and stamina to trek around the world into the wild and take such amazing nature shots. I will have to be content to see it through their lens except for an occasional trip to a zoo. :)
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« Reply #3280 on: November 14, 2013, 09:55:15 PM »
And here's another Barred Owl - again at a bird rehabilitation center, although a different one from my earlier shots.

Well done, Pugshot. Sharp with nice bokeh and the red berries really makes it interesting with more color.
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« Reply #3281 on: November 14, 2013, 11:00:54 PM »
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« Reply #3282 on: November 14, 2013, 11:01:59 PM »
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« Reply #3283 on: November 14, 2013, 11:17:06 PM »
Here are three owls: an Eastern Screech Owl, a Great Horned Owl, and a Barred Owl.
Great owl shots - are they all wild?  If so, I'm extremely impressed.  If not, they are still beautiful photos, but I will know you, too, are a mere mortal.  I love owls, but they are so freaking hard to find out in the wild!  Here's my best owl shot to date - a very noisy little Barred Owl:


Great shot!

In India there is a common insult dished out with the phrase "Ullu ke Patthe", the literal translation of which works out to "Owl's disciple". Owls are considered pretty dumb birds and the phrase "Ullu ke Patthe" is used to call someone an "Idiot". Most average Indians use this phrase a fair few times in a day!

Very few Indians can look at an owl shot without a chuckle.   

Cheers ... J.R.
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« Reply #3284 on: November 15, 2013, 01:53:46 AM »
Here are three owls: an Eastern Screech Owl, a Great Horned Owl, and a Barred Owl.
Great owl shots - are they all wild?  If so, I'm extremely impressed.  If not, they are still beautiful photos, but I will know you, too, are a mere mortal.  I love owls, but they are so freaking hard to find out in the wild!  Here's my best owl shot to date - a very noisy little Barred Owl:


Great shot!

In India there is a common insult dished out with the phrase "Ullu ke Patthe", the literal translation of which works out to "Owl's disciple". Owls are considered pretty dumb birds and the phrase "Ullu ke Patthe" is used to call someone an "Idiot". Most average Indians use this phrase a fair few times in a day!

Very few Indians can look at an owl shot without a chuckle.   

Cheers ... J.R.

In parts of the western world, owls are considered wise (even though they are not).
"The origin of the wise owl dates all the way back to Greek mythology. The owl represents Athena who was the goddess of wisdom."-source: Yahoo voices, Rachel Ellis, Yahoo Contributor Network
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