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    Great Blue, Nest, Hatchling and Barred Owl

    At Circle B Bar, a nature reserve I photograph at there is area where a Great Blue Heron and a Barred Owl are nesting on opposite sides of a wetland dike. Many photographers were there on Monday. Almost exclusively set up with lenses trained on the owls nest in the dead tree. The antics of the Great Blue Heron were happening behind them. I do not use a tripod so I was able to wander and capture both. C&C welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

    Got it's horns up...

    Great Blue, Nest, Hatchling and Barred Owl

    This one caught me off gaurd... thus the slow shutter speed leaving the nest

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    Returning to the nest...

    Great Blue, Nest, Hatchling and Barred Owl

    I'm hungry...

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    The Barred Owl...

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    Wonderful captures. The little heron is getting big fast.

    Almost the same happened here with a "celebrity" barred owl. Everyone was clicking away at him and less then 20 feet away was a screech owl in a much better position.

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    Re: Great Blue, Nest, Hatchling and Barred Owl

    Those are absolutely beautiful shots!

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    Re: Great Blue, Nest, Hatchling and Barred Owl

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Wonderful captures. The little heron is getting big fast.

    Almost the same happened here with a "celebrity" barred owl. Everyone was clicking away at him and less then 20 feet away was a screech owl in a much better position.
    Thanks Bobo, interesting how some photographers overlook the better captures. It is like not seeing the trees because of the forest.

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    Re: Great Blue, Nest, Hatchling and Barred Owl

    Quote Originally Posted by Mallardo View Post
    Those are absolutely beautiful shots!
    Hello John, thank you for viewing and commenting... very much appreciated.

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    Re: Great Blue, Nest, Hatchling and Barred Owl

    Quote Originally Posted by Mallardo View Post
    Those are absolutely beautiful shots!
    I'll echo John. These are absolutely wonderful photos.

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    Re: Great Blue, Nest, Hatchling and Barred Owl

    Great photos, it always pays to look behind you.

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    Re: Great Blue, Nest, Hatchling and Barred Owl

    Birds look great, but WHAT do we see? The barred Owl bg looks fussy.

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    Re: Great Blue, Nest, Hatchling and Barred Owl

    Really nice photos, Joe. Good job.

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    Re: Great Blue, Nest, Hatchling and Barred Owl

    I like 1 of the Barred Owl best.

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    Re: Great Blue, Nest, Hatchling and Barred Owl

    Quote Originally Posted by Cantab View Post
    I'll echo John. These are absolutely wonderful photos.
    Hello Bruce, thank you for viewing and commenting... very much appreciated.

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    Re: Great Blue, Nest, Hatchling and Barred Owl

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken MT View Post
    Great photos, it always pays to look behind you.
    Hello Ken, thank you for your comment. I think the reason they ignored the Great Blue Heron is first they all had tripods and had to choose which to set up for and also that the Heron is common sometimes a nuisance.

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    Re: Great Blue, Nest, Hatchling and Barred Owl

    Quote Originally Posted by splashy View Post
    Birds look great, but WHAT do we see? The barred Owl bg looks fussy.
    Hello Mike, thank you for the comment. I know the background is terrible, could not control that. I tried a couple things but it didn't seem to improve the image. Nornally separation is a good thing from the subject to the background this time it worked against me.

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    Re: Great Blue, Nest, Hatchling and Barred Owl

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Curtis View Post
    Really nice photos, Joe. Good job.
    Hello Ken, thank you for viewing and commenting... very much appreciated.

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    Re: Great Blue, Nest, Hatchling and Barred Owl

    Quote Originally Posted by jamn4ex View Post
    I like 1 of the Barred Owl best.
    Hello James, the owls are kind of neat. I hope to get more and better before the nesting is over.

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    Re: Great Blue, Nest, Hatchling and Barred Owl

    Have you tried cropping out the blurred areas on all sides, eg concentrate more on the owl, I feel that it gives the photo more zing

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    Re: Great Blue, Nest, Hatchling and Barred Owl

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken MT View Post
    Have you tried cropping out the blurred areas on all sides, eg concentrate more on the owl, I feel that it gives the photo more zing
    Hello Ken, if not for a smaller crop approaching 1:1 images size I would. I wish the owl had been closer, maybe next time.

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    Re: Great Blue, Nest, Hatchling and Barred Owl

    HI, Joe. I especially love the owl shot at bottom. But I'm having trouble accounting for the distribution of the surrounding blur- intentional in PP? Shot through a window pane? I'm loving the owl but not the blur, especially on the left side.

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    Re: Great Blue, Nest, Hatchling and Barred Owl

    oops, sorry. I see you addressed that below. My woops.

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