View Full Version : I See You, Mommy

Doug L
05-12-2013, 06:51 AM
Canon XT, 4 inch (OD) achromatic refractor - 1000mm focal length (F/9.8)

The wonderful bonding gaze of an infant into its mothers eyes is common in many species, but here the parent is in a tree about 50 feet away. I've been watching the progress of a pair of young Great Horned Owls in a local conservation area. This shot was taken about a week ago, and now the larger of the two is almost ready to fly. Happy Mother's Day everyone.

05-12-2013, 09:54 AM
such an interesting looking creature!

05-12-2013, 02:58 PM
That's a cute fuzzy little fellow!

05-12-2013, 03:45 PM
Damn I love Owls...Great capture

Doug L
05-13-2013, 09:43 AM
Thanks, guys. It's been a lot of fun watching the owls and most of the viewers and photographers have been respectful of the family - not moving around too much or being noisy. The nest is on top of a dead tree about as high as a wooden hydro pole, but it is only about 20 ft. from the main walking path. Over the last couple of days, the parents have brought in meals of a gull, coopers hawk, and a rabbit.

05-29-2013, 07:23 AM
Very cool shot Doug. Not something you get to see/photograph every day, and love to hear that all are respecting the owls also.