Got him. It is amazing how well a bird that big hides in plain sight.
awesome - wonderful coloration and form....
Nice pics. Great blog. Found my way here from whorled leaves. That from Lene commenting on my blogs Dharma Crumbs and Rip Rap. (buddhism and nature writing respectively)http://dharmacrumbs.blogspot.com/http://www.thezone.blogs.com/riprap/Anyway, nice blog and I'll be back.
Hey Deb,I found a little something for you: http://www.birdphoto.fi/lajikuvat/strneb/I saw a beautiful photo of a Great Grey in a gorgeous annual magazine called Nature's Best Photography. It's not in the set of photos I linked - it's more breathtaking than any I saw on the linked page. Jari Pelotmaki of Finland is the photographer. I wanted to link to this particular photo, but alas...
Here's the magazine:http://www.naturesbestmagazine.com/index.php?nav=awardsbut no GGO photo dang it.
Thanks dave and troutgrrrl! I'll check those out tomorrow when I have the luxury of a high speed connection at work. ;) peacebug- thanks for stopping by! You know, the more I look at that photo, the more I like it. I was lamenting that I didn't have my camera with the good telephoto lens at the time, but if I had, I would have concentrated on the subject, not the surroundings. And I think the subject, in the context of the surroundings, makes for a nice scene. FC- if my husband hadn't yelled out to me, I would have missed the owl; he blended in so well with that dead snag!
Was this shot taken on your property? What a beautiful area you live in.
lene- this was about a mile away, as the owl flies. ;)That's what my area looks like, pretty much. By the way, I saw a flock of cedar (or Bohemian) waxwings land in the crabapple trees where I picked the crabapples for the jelly. There were plenty of apples left for them, and I hope they enjoyed them. :)
Wonderful shot. I like the owl in the setting like that. It is a wonderful composition.
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