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Long-eared Owl, a dream wish
Posted By: ToXiQ, 02-25-2008, 12:22 PM

Hello All,

It was some time ago I posted something but here I am

Last weekend I found a Long-eared Owl rest place. In one tree where sitting arround 15 of these great birds. It is difficult to get them completely free but this is what I got and I am very pleased with it. Today I had lots of sun and a blue sky.






regards Walter
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02-25-2008, 01:22 PM   #2
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Those photos are incredible!!! The first thing that jumped out at me was the rich coloring. I especially like the look the owl is giving in the 3rd photo -- it's quintessential "owl".
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Have to agree Sweet Bay!
The eyes are impressive in the last two. Really nice lens you have, what did you use?
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Wow, nice!

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Thank you for sharing those beautiful owl shots Walter I think the shutter must have perked up his ears on the third one
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Those are awesome pics! the color and detail is great. may i ask what they were shot with?
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I have to agree with all others here, incredible shots!

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Beautiful shots, Walter!
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What beautiful birds. thanks for posting
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Wonderful shots Walter - beautiful colors and clarity. Well done!!!

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These pictures make me wish I had the patience for nature photography! Nice!
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Absolutely agree with everyone, beautiful.
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good to see you again!!

Nice to see you again Walter!!

These are great shots!!! The color is truely incredible!! and almost look like they can fly off the page....

What lens were you using to get these?

Thanks for sharin... Kim
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I do this with the Sigma EX APO 500mm F/4.5 lens

regards Walter
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Great shots, Walter. Just curious, but in picture #3, there is an area just below the beak (sort of the "neck" area) that looks a bit unfocused whereas the rest of the picture seems very clear. Any idea why that happens? Not a critique at all, i am a newbie and just curious.
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