A visit to Amherst is., Ontario Canada

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  1. Raymond J Barlow

    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

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    Well, the family was in for a drive, and we took off to visit this Island, winter home of many owls. I had some good luck, and was able to find a few of them in my frame, after hours of looking!

    1 Long Eared Owl
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    3 Snowy Owl
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    5 and, a nice woodpecker... Hairy I think??
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    6 and 1 White Breasted Nuthatch
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    thanks for looking!!! More images of the Snowy Owl on my site.. here>>>

    http://www.pbase.com/raymondjbarlow/recent_photos
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That Long Eared Owl in #2 is just PERFECT!
    I so like this photo!!!

    I still don't get over the fact that these birds don't fly away when you come!?!?
     
  3. Raymond J Barlow

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    Thanks LaFoto!

    many birds do fly.. and these ones would if I got too close. The trick is learning the birds range, and watching the bird to learn its signals of insecurity., and knowing how to approach a bird to seem less threatening too.

    It's always a challenge.
     
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    Gaaaah! How do you consistently get such amazing photos of elusive birds??!!! These rawk! The eyes and 'expression' of the owl in #1/2 is awesome, and the compo/dof/detail of the snowy in #3 is, well, unsurpassable. Great detail in #4 too. The last two shots are really sweet as well, even though they aren't of owls (I love owls, can ya tell?)
     
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    Wow, these are so cool! I really love the snowy owl pictures.
     
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    Oh wow! very cool :)
     
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    ^ i agree with daan.

    i'm loving #2 & #3, but they are all fantastic. :thumbup:
     
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    These are totally awesome. You have done a great job. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    I agree with Corinna on #2.. whoah. Great work - once again.
     
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    thanks everyone!!
     
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    You got me so impressed and interested, I am looking into prices and such for me to go to Amherst Island for night or two. I would definitlely be looking on the budget end of accommodations. Any tips?
     

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