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    The Cutest Owls You'll Ever See...

    Cape Coral, Florida is known for it's Burrowing Owls. Yesterday Dottie and I made the drive to photograph the little owls. They average about 8 to 9 inches tall ( 22.5 cm ). They live in burrows in the ground and hillsides.
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    Re: The Cutest Owls You'll Ever See...

    Of the owls the burrowing owl has to be THE CUTEST.

    Thanks for sharing these very nice shots.

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    Re: The Cutest Owls You'll Ever See...

    Hi Joe. Very nice shots of an interesting bird!
    It seems that you managed to walk pretty close to them (Maybe 15 to 20 meters?) which is a hard task, as they use to fly away before...
    Thanks for sharing these very nice images!

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    Love those big yellow eyes. You've been cranking out some nice images as of late. A little magenta in the second image will get rid of the green cast.

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    Re: The Cutest Owls You'll Ever See...

    These are all fabulous. I might play around with the crop on all of them. Not that I find anything wrong with what you have here, but it seems that there are a lot of different things that you could do that would produce a variety of different images each with its own story.

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    Nicely done, Joe. I have yet to catch these owls as the live on the east side of our state. Hopefully this year. I did get some owls today though. =}

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    The last one is my favourite but they are are very refreshing to look at.

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    Wonderful images Joe.
    I have never seen an owl in the wild here but something that's on my to do list.
    Cheers, Greg

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    Hi Joe,

    That's very cute! Awesome! Didn't know owl live in the ground. Very interesting too. Thanks for sharing.

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    I'm so glad you are here to share with us, Joe! #1 & # 4 are my favorites.

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    Re: The Cutest Owls You'll Ever See...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Of the owls the burrowing owl has to be THE CUTEST.

    Thanks for sharing these very nice shots.
    Thanks Bobo, your comment is very much appreciated.

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    Re: The Cutest Owls You'll Ever See...

    Quote Originally Posted by Otavio View Post
    Hi Joe. Very nice shots of an interesting bird!
    It seems that you managed to walk pretty close to them (Maybe 15 to 20 meters?) which is a hard task, as they use to fly away before...
    Thanks for sharing these very nice images!
    Hello Otavio, thank you for viewing and commenting. The distance was about 10 meters watching for any sign of nervousness or distress in the owls. When distressed they bob their heads and make clucking noises.

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    Re: The Cutest Owls You'll Ever See...

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
    Love those big yellow eyes. You've been cranking out some nice images as of late. A little magenta in the second image will get rid of the green cast.
    Thanks Steve. I am getting better but sometimes with brown I find a green cast difficult to see. I edited the photo and reposted above.

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    Re: The Cutest Owls You'll Ever See...

    Quote Originally Posted by Didace View Post
    These are all fabulous. I might play around with the crop on all of them. Not that I find anything wrong with what you have here, but it seems that there are a lot of different things that you could do that would produce a variety of different images each with its own story.
    Hello Didace, thank you for viewing and commenting. The crops are easy to change the originals are protected.

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    Re: The Cutest Owls You'll Ever See...

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    Nicely done, Joe. I have yet to catch these owls as the live on the east side of our state. Hopefully this year. I did get some owls today though. =}
    Hello Paul, I truly hope you get a chance at these little owls and after responding to the comments I am going to look at your Great Horned Owl post.

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    Re: The Cutest Owls You'll Ever See...

    Quote Originally Posted by BCrose View Post
    The last one is my favourite but they are are very refreshing to look at.
    Thanks Monte, very much appreciated. Your spring and more birds is coming.

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    Re: The Cutest Owls You'll Ever See...

    Quote Originally Posted by gregj1763 View Post
    Wonderful images Joe.
    I have never seen an owl in the wild here but something that's on my to do list.
    Cheers, Greg
    Thanks Greg, I would imagine Tasmania is lovely with wonderful wildlife.

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    Re: The Cutest Owls You'll Ever See...

    Quote Originally Posted by Walj View Post
    Hi Joe,

    That's very cute! Awesome! Didn't know owl live in the ground. Very interesting too. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks Walad, your viewing and comments are appreciated.

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    Re: The Cutest Owls You'll Ever See...

    Quote Originally Posted by terrib View Post
    I'm so glad you are here to share with us, Joe! #1 & # 4 are my favorites.
    Hello Terri, thank you for viewing and commenting. I kind of like one and four also, but I have many more to sort out and work one so that may change my favorites.

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    Re: The Cutest Owls You'll Ever See...

    Hi Joe, a very good set of images of a beautiful bird. You've captured the markings spot on and given us a good idea as to the habitat and where they nest. Do they nest in the ground because of a lack of tree habitat?

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