What a hoot!

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  1. AIRIC

    AIRIC TPF Noob!

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    Sorry, could not help myself. To de-stress I went for a solo hike early this morning and was rewarded with some owl shots. As a rule I always set the camera up before I head off so I can shoot asap when I stumble across a scene like this.

    Don't know how I managed to get this close without being detected. The owl having it's breakfast.
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    One step closer and I'm spotted.
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    I'm always ready for the take-off but very seldom get a good image.
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    The landing on a safe branch
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    He keeps a close eye on me
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    A few steps closer and I can see him getting nervous.
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    Gone for good. I waited around but he was not coming back.
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    Right after this it started to snow so for the first time I used an unbrella to keep the snow off the camera as it was falling. It was awkward but it worked well. I will post some of the other bird images I took while it was snowing in another post.

    Cheers,

    Eric
     
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    What a beautiful bird. Great captures. I especially like the next to last one with him on the branch. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    2nd to last one is great! good story too :)
     
  4. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm particularly fond of the "Spotted!" one. The owl has mimics in that one (which I find is a rare treat in a bird!).
    Other than that, your photos are great, as usual, Airic. Once I see that "Airic" has put up new photos, I must go and take a look.
    And for the time being, I'm not using my home computer, but one in a library, with a much better screen than mine, and the difference is ENORMOUS and your photos are so ENORMOUSLY better now! :) If anything like that is possible...
     
  5. conch

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    wow, amazing pictures!
     
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    Great photos! :)
     
  7. Alison

    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    Great series, it's not often you see an owl so close!
     
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    I'll second what Alsion said. I like the one where he is landing the best. What focal length or zoom where you using? You look very close.
     
  9. JonMikal

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    great series Airic! your world sure lends to some of the best images posted!
     
  10. aggiezach

    aggiezach Yup...

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    These are awesome yo! Great series! I'm with the majority here, that second to last photo is amazing! Thanks for sharing!


    Zach :D
     
  11. cactus waltz

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    What's going on in the last picture?
     
  12. railman44

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    Very cool! Great shots!
     

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