A decade in the making

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  1. MSnowy

    MSnowy TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I've been looking to photograph a Long-eared Owl since I started photography 10 years ago. Today was the the day. I spent 5 hours with this one in a snow storm. It spent most of the time sleeping until every once in a while a Bluejay would come by and wake it up. Long-eared Owl usually hide in thick brush, so it was difficult to get good focus through the branches. Finally at the end of the day it turned to a different angle and gave me a clear shot.

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    LightSpeed666 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm a huge fan of yours. The last one is stunning.
    I wish I could find just one owl around here. Instead, I see the ugliest bird in the world today.
    The Louisiana Pelican. He's goofy and clumsy looking,,,,,,,,,,has no style or grace and would eat one of your children if he could get the child into his beak.
    How Pelican became the state bird here in Louisiana is the eighth wonder of the world.
    I shot him a few times and they came out well exposed , but, I trashed them because it's the ugliest bird alive.
    Your body of work is excellent. I think everyone here knows that by now.

    Nominated for photo of the month.
     
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    MSnowy TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Thank you. I appreciate the kind words. I don't think I've seen a Louisiana Pelican so next time post it. What's local to some people is new to those who live in different areas
     
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    nokk No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    love the 3 close up shots of the owl's face, but honestly the whole set is friggin' awesome. excellent work.
     
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    Very nice set.....
     
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    Space Face Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Fine set and I think it's agreed the last is the standout. Worth the wait I'd say.
     
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    NICE!! A great story, too.

    Perhaps your new nickname should be the same as the latest Mars rover...Perseverance.
     
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    Very nice set. I've never seen one living up north or down south so thanks for sharing.
     
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    MSnowy TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Thank you.
     
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    MSnowy TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Thanks
     
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    Ha ha After 10 years I would have waited another 3 till dark. Unfortunately another photographer spotted me and wasn’t there 10 minutes approach to close and it took off. I told him not to go past me and he could have cared less. Ya I was p’ed off. The only person that was happy was my wife because I made it home for dinner.
     
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    thanks. Supper hard to spot because they’re usually in real thick brush
     
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