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9th December 2012, 11:33 PM
Shot this at our local aviary. I was just about to leave after a very difficult day of shooting - had all my gear packed up - when I spotted this burrowing owl poking its head out of its burrow and decided to pull everything back out and try for a couple more. This ended up being the best shot from the set.
C&C welcome. Thanks for viewing
9th December 2012, 11:35 PM
Awesome shot! The eyes are piercing.
9th December 2012, 11:39 PM
10th December 2012, 12:02 AM
Lovely image, I am jealous not only of the fine work but also the experience of seeing and caputuring such a beautiful bird.
10th December 2012, 12:17 AM
Rob - yes, these little guys (maybe 12" tall) were very attentive and followed the camera wherever I moved it to!
Originally Posted by Rob Douglas
Originally Posted by Bobobird
Joe - I've been a bit envious of your recent bird shots as well. My wife is very into birding, so I should probably plant the seed that we should do a birding trip to Florida - I doubt it would take much convincing since I've been showing her your photos and they always elicit ooohs and aaahs.
Originally Posted by jprzybyla
10th December 2012, 04:42 AM
If there is an owl that can be considered cute....it is the Burrowing Owl, love these little guys and you have captured him nicely, Bill.
10th December 2012, 09:16 AM
Excellent capture Bill, how about a tighter crop?
10th December 2012, 12:06 PM
Oh, I think all owls are cute, but these guys are especially so - particularly when they are running around on the ground.
Originally Posted by jeeperman
Originally Posted by bedantabd
I think a tighter crop would hide the fact that it is a burrowing owl though. I wanted to give enough of the scene to show that it isn't just a head-and-shoulders of just any owl. By showing the rocks around its burrow, I feel it separates it a bit.