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Dec 12, 2007 16:12 |  #1

He let me get real close and was on a lower branch. So with the extra reach of my 30D (MKII is in for cleaning) and 100-400L IS I didnt have to crop :lol:
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Dec 12, 2007 17:13 |  #2

Great shot Ray...he's got his eyes on you :) Its so nice to start seeing the owls again.


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Dec 12, 2007 17:14 |  #3

Wonderful capture Ray :) :)


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Dec 12, 2007 17:24 |  #4

Great shot, Ray. You seem to have a lot of owls over there on the west coast.


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Dec 12, 2007 19:06 |  #5

Very nice shot Ray. That is one fantastic looking Owl.


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Dec 12, 2007 19:08 |  #6

Fantastic shot Ray. Great detail!! And at 1600 ISO no less!!

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Dec 12, 2007 19:08 |  #7

Fantastic shot! I love that Florida light.

Nicely done.



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Dec 12, 2007 20:46 |  #8

Great capture of this tiger of the skies. Its always a treat to see one.


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Dec 12, 2007 21:02 |  #9

Super shot Ray. You obviously did not pose a threat to him.




  
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Dec 12, 2007 23:41 |  #10

Wow! Love the light on it


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Dec 12, 2007 23:55 |  #11

sugarzebra wrote in post #4492768 (external link)
Great shot Ray...he's got his eyes on you :) Its so nice to start seeing the owls again.

Thanks Scott, yes I'm thrilled to have them back


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Dec 13, 2007 00:02 |  #12

great owl. amazing how his feathers look just like bark


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Dec 13, 2007 01:12 |  #13

Thank you Alex Paul, Ira, Keith, Henry, T D ,Gary, Kevin, Ritul And Tina. We do have a few owls in this area however the previous ones i posted are the same owls. He was so nice to pose for me. maybe he's getting used to seeing me. The sun was setting and I think I had about 40 min of daylight left. Luckily for me he was facing the sunset this time. He kept calling out for the female so that made it easy to find. If you go to Honeymoon Island they are most often within 50feet of the 2.5 mile marker, very close to the tree marked as owls nest. Because his feathers so match the bark of pine trees they are sometimes hard to spot.


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Dec 13, 2007 07:16 |  #14

I have yet to see one during the day or at least at dusk in my area even though I hear them calling at night. I guess if I'm persistent enough and lucky at the same time I may get a shot with some natural light. Great image! I love the stare down.


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Dec 13, 2007 11:10 |  #15

Duane N wrote in post #4496062 (external link)
I have yet to see one during the day or at least at dusk in my area even though I hear them calling at night. I guess if I'm persistent enough and lucky at the same time I may get a shot with some natural light. Great image! I love the stare down.

Thank yo Duane. I know that it's hard to find them during the day. I guess around dusk is the best time. It does take alot of luck to locate them.


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