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Hillbillygirl
12-28-2012, 07:45 PM
A few of the local Great Grey Owl that has set up residence at the marsh. These owls reach the same size as a mature male Bald Eagle.
Not the greatest pics, but the lighting was terrible, as it was early morning with slight overcast, and shooting directly at the overcast sun.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8492/8319123819_8c1c88fe06_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8221/8320183526_b79565731f_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8491/8320183712_ca268d4616_b.jpg

kevharm
12-28-2012, 08:44 PM
Nice shots , I know you have been working on gettings pics of him, making it tempting for a road trip!

Barefoot
12-28-2012, 10:40 PM
Wow! Just...wow.

QuietOne
12-29-2012, 03:09 AM
The "whatta ya want?!?" is clear enough in the first one. Good shots for the light, he looks massive.

kmunroe
12-29-2012, 03:40 AM
very nice images HBG

Hillbillygirl
12-29-2012, 04:45 AM
Thanks all for the kind words. Very appreciated.

...and Kev, there are now three individuals hanging out in the same area, confirmed by a local birder as of yesterday. Met a guy yesterday that drove up from Windsor for these.!!!!!!

Runmonty
12-29-2012, 06:27 AM
Great shots HBG. I'm not sure if I have seen shots of owls in flight before ?. Nicely done

Marko
12-29-2012, 10:01 AM
Fab set. Love the comp in shot 1

asnow
12-29-2012, 11:14 AM
Cool set. Like Marko I really like the comp of the first one. Just enough bokeh to make the owl really stand out, but still enough detail to show its location and surroundings. I too don't think I have ever seen an owl in fight. That second shot is amazing.

Realist
12-30-2012, 03:11 AM
Like the first one a lot, and like the poses on the other two. I have actually seen an owl fly before I scared him, and he startled me too. The owl looked sort of like a flying log, weird birds to see in flight.

Iguanasan
12-30-2012, 06:32 PM
Excellent set! I love that last one... beautiful background and excellent sharpness on the owl. Well done!