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Oct 14, 2016 12:01 |  #1

In the backyard.....

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Hard times working on this one, sorry for the different appearances and clipped the feathers too didnt have much time with this one. I know He is still around just can't see him again, yet.

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Oct 14, 2016 16:37 |  #2

lucky you- I have to drive a couple of hours to find one. well done


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Oct 14, 2016 20:42 |  #3

Nice work! There are a few around here, but I've never had any luck getting shots of one. I watched a pair of them at the local park years ago fill up on the 17 year cicadas that had hatched one afternoon. It was quite a sight.


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Oct 14, 2016 20:47 |  #4

Very cool Bret, it's nice when they come to you :). I hear them at night from time to time but don't go looking for them in the dark.


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Oct 15, 2016 14:08 |  #5

Well done, Bret. I've gotten a few shots of them, but nothing this good.


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Oct 16, 2016 03:06 |  #6

Excellent shots Bret and very lucky to have it your backyard.


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Oct 16, 2016 12:54 |  #7

Your very lucky to have such a beauty visiting your garden


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Oct 16, 2016 15:12 |  #8

You did well with that backlighting! Beautiful bird that gave you his full attention!


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Oct 21, 2016 12:04 |  #9

Thank You very much everyone, much appreciated!
Captain, Bee, Peter, Cheffievrs, Thank You for looking in and your comments especially, much appreciated. Thanks much!

Ian, I was quite surprised, all of the little guys, the whole neighborhood was dead quiet which usually means the Coopers were up in a tree, I actually had two Coops come in on a late day hunt not long ago, I have never seen two come in at the same time, they both missed again though. I looked up in the Walnut tree and did a double look when I saw the size and those big eyes, very cool.

Al, I thought that they were fairly common, at least in the early or late hours, The local Bird list-Serve has a weekly walk through the largest fresh water marsh on the Eastern Seaboard, almost every week they tell of one of these in the same tree or there about each week. The Backyard here now, thats another matter, first in over 20 years. I did see him for a brief moment today. Good news I think, hope to catch Him or Her in better light.

Sandy, Thank You most kindly, you are right, late in the day, pointing right at the setting Sun, made for a bit of pp work, tough light it was for sure, I was pleasantly surprised to see this beauty sitting looking down at me. Thanks again!

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Oct 22, 2016 06:51 |  #10

Super, Bret, great shots! And I know of what you speak re color adjusting. I've decided unless it just looks horrible, I best leave it alone. I just make it worse.

I have never seen an owl that I remember, so I am a bit jealous. ;-)a


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