Sunday, January 30, 2011

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Barred Owls! We've been seeing and hearing all sorts of them lately. This one was deep in the trees just around sunset and then flew away. About 35 minutes later when it was much darker, he was back in the same area, perched pretty perfectly on a thick piece of grass. He being all photogenic and stuff. Fairly high ISO shot but I still really like the way it turned out. I think the profile shot is my favorite . Bird Photography Weekly My World World Bird Wednesday

40 comments:

Steve Borichevsky said...

Score!

I'm getting my post line up and I saw "Strix" pop up in my blog roll and something clicked and I thought I'd better check it out.

Martha Z said...

These are great Jill, I still haven't photographed any owls.

Mike B. said...

Great photos- I also like the night views. I lost my one chance to get an owl on film last year when a Great Horned Owl was in my backyard. Camera was still in the house- maybe some day...

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the owls. There was an owl living in my general area (I heard it) but I never managed to see or photograph it.

Seagull Steve said...

Very nice, I like. In Mexico, we had the pleasure of hanging out with a Mottled Owl, which was kind of like a cross between a Barred Owl (physically) and an eastern screech-owl (plumalogically....yes I made that word up). It sang us love songs in Spanish.

Out on the prairie said...

I love the owls. When they start calling I try to mimic and see what return I get.some great photos. I started with eagles yesterday and had a good poser.

Susan said...

Great shots! The long distant American cousin to the one I got last weekend?

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I continue to be amazed at the animal shots you get. I sound like a broken record here.

mick said...

Great photos. The night shots are beautiful!

Woody said...

Personally, I think they all rock!

I'm a weather geek and years ago,I had an anemometer mounted to my roof. An owl used it as a perch pretty frequently, but I never photographed it. I do have prints or negatives of one I photographed some years ago, but nothing this beautiful.

Arija said...

Shades of Winnie the Pooh with Wol personified.
He must be quite small not to bend the grass stalk. Though all of them are great, I like your profile shot best too.

Dominic Gendron said...

3 wonderfull image Jill, i love this bird but rarelly see it!

ladyfi said...

Wow - fabulous shots!

Larry said...

Super Barred Owl shots Jill! Very photogenic! I also like the profile shot the best. No flash on these huh?

RuneE said...

You must be a very patient photographer. Well done!

EG Wow said...

AH! My dream is to one day photograph an owl. :)

Sylvia K said...

Superb capture as always, Jill! And such a gorgeous bird! I don't get to see one very often, but they always take my breath away! Have a lovely week!

Sylvia

noel said...

aloha,

looks like a great capture...the details are stunning

thanks for sharing this jill

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love all of them, but the profile is more unusual to see (either in real or in picture) . Thanks.

Inger-M said...

Wow, the owl shots are amazing!

Rajesh said...

Amazing shots, great clarity.

Y. Ikeda said...

Fantastic capture of photogenic owl! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.

BraCom (Bram) said...

wonderful shots. like thes birds

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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Stewart M said...

Great shots of the owls.

Night photos can be a real challenge.
Well done.

Stewart M

Hilke Breder said...

I am joining the chorus: Beautiful images of a Barred Owl! Doesn't show that you had use high ISO.

Pat Ulrich said...

awesome shots of the owls!

Frank said...

Nice shooting Jill and I certainly share your view about the profile image. FAB.

Springman said...

Inspiring post! Your pictures are phenomonal. I can only wonder at the talent it took to take them in that light. Bravo! ;-)WBW

theconstantwalker said...

Great images of a lovely owl.

Pat said...

These are great shots! I would love to photograph an owl.

Dixxe said...

Stunning shots!! Well done.

Janie said...

They're beautiful birds. You got some great shots!

Gary said...

What a great series of photos!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River.

Sally in WA said...

Fabulous! I've tried a couple of times to photograph an owl without success. You've inspired me to keep trying.

holdingmoments said...

Lovely selection Jill.
I think the first is my favourite.

Marvin said...

Great work!

Dave said...

Super series of shots. You should be rightly happy with the outcome in trying conditions.... A stunning bird too.

my FAV........The profile shot

phylliso said...

All great photos,I too love the profile one,I love owls,phylliso

Joy K. said...

These are some of my very favorite birds. I hear them frequently, but only see them occasionally. I had one fly about 2 feet above my head once--I"m glad I wasn't mouse,or I'd have been toast. I saw it as it passed over me, but never heard a shisper of a sound.

Dave said...

Great shots Jill!