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Great Grey Owl........DUCK! (7 images)

 
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Feb 01, 2005 14:29 |  #1

Photographing these owls is the same as taking drugs...more...more...​more! :)
I decided to take a fast run over to Ile Bizard this afternoon to see how Sally and friends were doing. Sally wasn't around but I ran accross Mikey looking for an afternoon snack.
He was sitting in a tree about 30 feet from me and suddenly dove into the field.....

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He had caught a mouse and decided to eat it on the ground. He then proceeded to take off and started flying right towards me!

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I just kept on shooting, praying that the AF was tracking :) :)

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It was very apparent that he didn't see me (I was wearing camo) or he didn't care...

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I thought that I might have to duck!

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He finally landed in a tree right over my head. I had to crouch to get the next two shots casue he was too close for the AF to work :) :)

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I know that I've blown the maximum images per post rule but I'm so damn excited. Mods can flog me :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
*edit* All images are full frame.

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Feb 01, 2005 14:31 |  #2

These are just freakin amazing man. Congratulations. They are just breathtaking.

These are way better than what I saw in this months National Geographic.

I shoulda come with you when you called.

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Feb 01, 2005 14:31 |  #3

WOW


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Feb 01, 2005 14:33 |  #4

WOW ! Fantastic photos. With all Your photos of the owls You really got me interested, I am trying to find out where in Denmark there is a chance I can find owls out in the nature.


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Feb 01, 2005 14:41 as a reply to  @ tommykjensen's post |  #5

Those are just simply amazing. Congratulations!!!
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Feb 01, 2005 14:43 |  #6

Those are inspirational shots.

Do you suppose that wearing camo is really worthwhile for good wildlife photography?




  
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Feb 01, 2005 14:48 as a reply to  @ Maz's post |  #7

haha and theres me thinking,where's this "Duck" pic then - Duh silly me :rolleyes:

Amazing shots :cool: :cool: :cool:

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Feb 01, 2005 15:20 as a reply to  @ jaypie77's post |  #8

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Those are inspirational shots.

Do you suppose that wearing camo is really worthwhile for good wildlife photography?

As long as it is not hunting season and you do not mind the funny looks folks will give you as they pass by, then yes, camo will help. Move quietly, look around a lot and try not to make any noise. I often carry a large piece of camo netting to drap over me, sort of a instant blind.


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Feb 01, 2005 15:44 |  #9

You're just trying to tease me.

You're succeeding.


<cough><cough> I feel <cough> sick. <hack><sniffle> I might <cough> not make it <hackhack> into work <sniffle> for a while.... :wink:


Dude, these are amazing. Unreal amazing. Simply amazing.


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Feb 01, 2005 16:12 as a reply to  @ Scottes's post |  #10

I hate to use terms like amazing and awesome because, frankly, they're overused. In this case they are not adequate.

I'll bet you're still giggling.

Which lens?


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Feb 01, 2005 16:20 as a reply to  @ Belmondo's post |  #11

I had the opportunity to speak to Ian this afternoon as he had finished with the owls. Talk about someone on a high and rightly so. I know that the words awesome, amazing, etc are often overused here but in this case they are most worthy of the images.


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Feb 01, 2005 17:39 as a reply to  @ Belmondo's post |  #12

belmondo wrote:
I hate to use terms like amazing and awesome because, frankly, they're overused. In this case they are not adequate.

I'll bet you're still giggling.

Which lens?

Still giggling I am. The lens used was a special Canon 400 f/5.6 that was cured for a while in the California desert.:):):):):)


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Feb 01, 2005 17:46 |  #13

Absolutely great images.


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Feb 01, 2005 17:59 |  #14

These are absolutely stunning. Now you've just got to work out how your going to top them (if its possible :-) ).

"praying that the AF was tracking"

Looks like somebody heard your prayers :-) !


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Feb 01, 2005 18:06 |  #15

Quit your dayjob...National Geographic NEEDS you !!.

I think I'm off to the hospital now to have my eyeballs put back in place :-) :-) :-)

Oh and did you have amouse tied to your hat ?? :-) :-)


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