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Great Horned Owl
Lens: 505mm Camera: pentax K7 Photo Location: Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge ISO: 800 
Posted By: snooked, 02-17-2010, 06:38 PM

Owl near nest where mate stayed, only exposing the top of its head. Cypress swamp full of Spanish Moss.

K7, DA*300mm F4 with AF 1.7X Adapter

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02-17-2010, 06:47 PM   #2
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What an amazing series Ed! I would love to get an Owl...never see one...heard one a few times before dawn. Just loved your photos
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Very cool pics! Must have been a hoot to shoot. :-) I love the color coordination. A bit jealous if I'm honest. I LOVE the one with the ruffled feathers.
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Nice shots of the Great Horned Owl. I have been hearing about the Loxahatchee NWR and think that I might just get up there in the near future.

I had to go all the way to Flagler County this past weekend to get my pictures of a Great Horned Owl.

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Love the series. So many interesting looks. Works well as a group. He looks like he's gonna come after you in the second one.

Magnificent creature though. Great captures with a 300mm.
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Great bunch of images - wow, you can see how mother nature protects this guy - he (or she?) blends into the background.

You did a great job in making him (or her) emerge from that background.

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wonderful captures.... funny... the last pic made me yawn....
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Nice photos! Looks like it grins in the 4th photo.

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Love this series, nice variation in the expressions
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Very nice photos! I have never been able to capture an owl in pictures. WELL DONE!!
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I went to a raptor rehabilitation center once.

The vet let a GHO perch on my arm. I was fully dressed in winter garb with heavy parka, sweaters and insulated under clothes.

After a short while my arm was stained with blood. The owl was just holding onto my arm and not particularly excited just normal pressure for her. Her talons had penetrated down to my skin.

What a magnificent creature. Pound for pound perhaps the most powerful predator in N. America - forget about bears, wolves and the big cats.
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These are just great...i love how you caught it doing things like feather ruffling and yawning.
These birds are amazing!
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Great shots! Nice that the owl posed for you. Was it hard to spot?
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Great series - thanks for sharing!
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