View Full Version : Huge Owl

12-28-2012, 08:45 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.




12-28-2012, 09:44 PM
Nice shots , I know you have been working on gettings pics of him, making it tempting for a road trip!

12-28-2012, 11:40 PM
Wow! Just...wow.

12-29-2012, 04:09 AM
The "whatta ya want?!?" is clear enough in the first one. Good shots for the light, he looks massive.

12-29-2012, 04:40 AM
very nice images HBG

12-29-2012, 05:45 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.!!!!!!

12-29-2012, 07:27 AM
Great shots HBG. I'm not sure if I have seen shots of owls in flight before ?. Nicely done

12-29-2012, 11:01 AM
Fab set. Love the comp in shot 1

12-29-2012, 12:14 PM
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.

12-30-2012, 04:11 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.

12-30-2012, 07:32 PM
Excellent set! I love that last one... beautiful background and excellent sharpness on the owl. Well done!