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Great Gray Owl -  Dunrobin, Ontario, Canada – Jim Cumming – Featured Photographer

Today is our grandmother’s 81st birthday and she loves owls of all kinds.  So we thought today would be appropriate to feature Jim Cumming.  Jim is passionate about photographing wildlife in and around Ontario and it shows.  He has several great owl photographs and he truly is the deer whisperer.  Please check out his portfolios http://www.redbubble.com/people/darby8 and  http://500px.com/JimCumming/photos after you read about his wonderful owl in flight  photo.

Take it away Jim:

I had heard there was a Great Gray Owl located in Dunrobin, Ontario, Canada and not far from my home in Kanata, Ontario so I ventured out one weekend morning to hopefully find and photograph it. Driving down a country road I noticed a handful of photographers in an open field so I stopped to inquire what was going on, upon meeting and greeting this group I was informed that they were baiting (releasing mice for owls to catch) this owl and was asked if I had any problems with that, I didn’t but then again I had no idea what they were talking about since I had never heard of this practice before. Within a few minutes I witnessed something I’ve never seen before in my life, a huge owl flying right towards me, so with camera in hand I took some shots I will never forget as long as I live.

Date taken: Feb 21, 2009
Location: Dunrobin, Ontario, Canada
Camera: Canon 40D
Lens: Canon 70-200 f4 IS
shutter speed: 1/1000
Aperture: f4
ISO: 100
Focal length: 192mm

To read more from Jim here are a couple articles from Canadian Nature Photographer by Jim

http://www.canadiannaturephotographer.com/jimcumming.html
http://www.canadiannaturephotographer.com/jimcumming2.html

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  1. What a capture! And it’s one of my most favorite animals, too! Love it!

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  3. WOW! One twilight I had an owl hoover over my small dog, I had to yell and run at it, then it took off, thankfully, but I sure wish I had had my camera. GREAT SHOT!

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  6. fine picture! When I saw the name I thought at first of Karsh’s picture entitled ‘Grey Owl’ . He was famous as a native American conservationist and apostle of the Canadian wilderness, and then he turned out to be an imposter, an Englishman called Archibald Belaney! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Owl

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  8. i never saw such an eye catching photograph of an owl. stunning.

  9. This is a fabulous shot, perfect timing to catch the span of his wings and very crisp!

  10. The gift of being in the right place at the right time — what an amazing shot!

  11. A once in a lifetime shot…

  12. great shot!!!!!!

  13. Excellent….. not many words convey a feeling greater than the image itself…

  14. That is a great shot.

  15. Some really gr-r-reat photos. What commitment, patience and vision!

  16. This has to be the best wildlife photograph I’ve ever seen. It’s perfection.

  17. This is incredible. It’s so rare to see owls at all, let alone in the day time. What an amazing opportunity. You certainly rose to the occasion. Great photo.

  18. An ab fab pic!!! We were in Canada in September 11, but our wildlife photos were restricted to the squirrels. Which were almost domesticated! A real treat for us anyway, who see such things very rarely at home!

  19. Stunning and intriguing photo!!

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  20. Very nice….

  21. Great!

  22. This is a GREAT shot

  23. This is a beautiful picture

  24. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! WoW…the things money can’t buy!!

  25. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow! the things money cant buy!

  26. hi there thanks for likeing my blog if you could subscribe to my blog that would be great..am desperater for follower…I am a huge photography freak since I was 12 when I got my first camcorder and camera…

  27. dang! talk about right place right time!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous, riviting eyes…
    thanks for liking my post too

  28. beeeeeeauuuuuuuuutiful……………………………………

  29. Magnificent! The shot and the owl!

  30. Thanks for checking out my blog! This blog is amazing! There’s nothing like an incredible photograph to speak a thousand words. The owl is breathtaking!

  31. WOW! (no need to say more…)

  32. Thanks for liking my blog. Your photography puts mine to shame.

  33. Wide eyes shut, I think you took it in the morning ???

  34. a treasure of a photo

  35. Thank you for liking my post! Your owl photo is brilliant!

  36. Undeniably paralyzing – stopping – stunning – quite awesome!

  37. What a beautiful creature – and you captured the enchantment of it! That’s hard to do! Beautiful Owlie!

  38. Great Shot. Right place at the right time.

  39. A most unusual expression on the face of the owl! Well done, love your work. Thank you!

  40. Majestic!! Thanks for sharing such a great photo!

  41. Excellent photo. I love owls.

    Thank you for your continued interest in my blogs. I wish I were a photographer, but I am too broke right now to pursue it. At some point, fotolia may say “Ok that’s enough! You need to pay us!” but I hope not. Your Likes keep me motivated to keep providing worthwhile content. I hope you check out Margaret Cho’s website. I think you will like it as well.

  42. Such a beautiful shot of such a beautiful creature!

  43. I really like this shot and I think it shows great camera work to get a sharp shot of the owl on the wing at f4.

  44. What a great example of the power of nature, not only of this stunning creature, but also the gifted photographer. I love discovering people who are true to their own nature and follow their passion. Thanks for sharing.

  45. spectacular!

  46. Great photo. The shadow of the owl makes it perfect.

  47. That is an amazing photo!

  48. Your photos are mind blowing.

  49. Wow! :-)

  50. Hej from Sweden !

    Thank you for “liking” my recent post Emil our Rent-A-Buck returns to Gullringstorp”
    I think he is so handsome and we are very lucky that he is back with us. We will have some more beautiful babies that he helped to make.

    What a fantastic shot of that beautiful owl! Absolutely fantastic!
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  51. Gorgeous, gorgeous photo!

  52. Reblogged this on A Hairdresser's Diaries and commented:
    these are stunning photos

  53. As a artist I would like to try my hand at painting this beautiful creature or one like it.
    Spectacular

  54. Spectacular!

    Thanks for the like on my blog!

  55. That’s a pretty amazing shot~ O_O I can’t imagine the rush I would have gotten from seeing those eyes rushing toward me.

    (O_O)

    Woo-woo-woot!

  56. WOW! Great photo!!

  57. Fantastic Photo!

  58. What a beauty! Wow!

  59. Wow, just wow.

  60. Great photo. Very moving.

  61. Very nice!

  62. majesty and power! respect for one of natures’ most beautiful creatures

  63. What a breathtaking shot!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

  64. Thanks for visiting the Rowanberry Studio blog; I’m glad I came over to see what you are doing here. This is a great site, and one that I will be watching now! I like how you post the information about the shot, the comments from the photographer – the way you have set up this site is concise and valuable to a beginning photographer like me.

  65. Gorgeous. Thank you. And thanks for the multiple “likes” on my blog about motherhood and writing–in spite of my amateur shots of the Bots!

  66. That is a dynamic picture. Thank you

  67. Your pictures are amazing!

  68. Unbelievable!!! I’ve never seen an owl – especially like this, WOW! – and really enjoy birdwatching (not seriously, just, you know, the birds I see here and there and while traveling). Thanks for your like on today’s post at Play a Good Knife and Fork (http://blog.pknewby.com) – I’m humbled to get a “like” from real photographers. Cheers, PK (@pknewby)

  69. Beautiful photo and if it’s in Dunrobin it isn’t very far from my cousins place.

  70. Beautiful service…and if it’s in Dunrobin it isn’t very far from my cousins place.

  71. Wow …great picture. Thanks for stopping by Mostly-Right.com btw.

  72. I love the fact that the owl looks so surprised – almost as though he’d been caught soing something naughty…

  73. WOW doesn’t cover this but WOW!

  74. wow!

  75. Oh my God, I am obsessed with Owls in every way. Thankyou for posting this!

  76. Great shot! love it.

  77. This is amazing! I love the shadow on the ground below him… and his intimidating posture too. Excellent shot!

  78. I love the picture of the owl and thanks for dropping pass my page this morning.

  79. Congratulations and happy birthday to your grandmother!
    Thanks for sharing this picture, absolutely stunning :0)

  80. The photo of the owl is breathtaking…and your site is amazing. Thank you for the inspiration! I absolutely love photography and you inspire me daily to grow my photography skills. On my Christmas wish list this year is “new camera!”

  81. Absolutely beautiful…….

  82. That is one awesome owl shot…

  83. That is one awsome owl shot.

  84. holy cow, batman!!! THAT is an owl photo!!!! (we love owlies, too). Happy birthday to Grandma! :)

  85. Great photo! I was just talking about owls with my girlfriend the other day — how I didn’t really think they were amazing creatures. Your photo just proved me wrong. Thank you!

  86. Thanks for liking my latest post. This photo is simply stunning!

  87. beautiful picture….beautiful bird……..hope i get the oppertunity to take such a picture someday……………..excellent.

  88. Thanks for liking my blog post. I thought I’d return the compliment. And yours is just awesome. All that fixation, energy, strength and freedom. I’m sad to say thought is generally incorrect when it starts thinking about photography and competition. Ignore those and think about the caption on its merits alone.

  89. That’s AMAZING!!! Thanks.

    elizabethweaver
  90. what a fierce and majestic looking owl. I especially love the way the shadow is captured!

  91. a stunning, breathtaking photograph, Jim. I think it’s the most beautiful owl picture I’ve seen. i’m in awe.

  92. Insanely vivid. Great shot.

  93. This is an amazing shot. Whenever I check in here, I’m never disappointed. Thanks for sharing.

  94. Riveting.

  95. Stunning photo!

  96. This capture is amazing!

  97. Wow. Captivating photograph of that owl. And I’d never heard of that practice either, of baiting owls.

  98. This picture is breathtaking! It reminds me to soar and live my dreams.

  99. Incredible is right! Awesome pic.

  100. what an incredible photo!!!!!! Thank you for visiting and liking my blog post:).

  101. Awesome shot of the owl in midflight. That wingspan and intense predatory look of the owl’s eyes make me glad I was not the one being hunted.

  102. Gorgeous creature. I hope the photographer had a great telephoto. A creature like that with those talons heading towards me? I wouldn’t be steady enough to take the photo!

    It’s so beautiful, but I don’t think I could do the live baiting thing. I’ll stick with photographing gemstones and herbivores!

  103. Thanks for the like on Theatre Roulette. Gratifying to have such religious readership. Thanks, again.

  104. Owl in the morning that’s so wired …

  105. We have some barn owls on the Donkey Whisperer Farm they never cease to amaze me with their ever so powerful hoots to their yellow deep eyes. Beautiful photo

  106. An extraordinary shot. Well done, sir.

  107. Love owls. What a great picture

    Mary Ann Mikkelsen
  108. It’s my 71st birthday and I love owls also. Thanks for that great picture.

    Mary Ann Mikkelsen
  109. If this does not send shivers up and down your spine, then I don’t know what will. The eyes! The talons! The wings spread swooping down on mice scurrying in the snow!

  110. That is one angry looking Owl there! I also wanted to thank you for liking my post! Thought I would let you know I am following your blog as well. Thanks again!

  111. That is an amazing photo! Thanks for sharing it!

  112. Amazing shot! And owls are kinda part of my family tradition, so to speak. My Grandma’s surname is Owl in direct translation… :-)

  113. What an opportunity! What luck! Damn good instincts! Damn Good composition!

  114. I am not a fan of owls, but that shot is AMAZING!!!

  115. awesome shot

  116. Alternate caption “It was this big!” lol ;-) Great photo!

  117. love it

  118. So majestic. Just took my breath away!

  119. I especially love the eyes. They’re so intense and focused. In Wyoming a couple years ago, we saw a great horned owl fly out of a tree near where we were riding and were both amazed and awed, as usually owls aren’t around during the day. Then it came gliding back again and gave us an excellent story to tell as well as a unique experience.

  120. Stunning !

  121. What a shot! That intensity in the eyes! It almost looked like a human face….chilling. Makes me glad I’m not a mouse!

  122. Beautiful picture, especially the way you captured the intensity in the eyes.

    The Skeptical Woman
  123. Lovely shot! You got the eyes so well!

  124. Thank you very much for all your kind comments, I am honoured to have one of my owl shots on Photobotos and blown away by the number of folks who commented….thank you again….Jim Cumming

  125. Wow – well done

  126. Beautiful Bird and Photo…

  127. Beautiful!

  128. Congrats on being Fresh Pressed…….beautiful shot!

  129. Wow!

  130. Wow! What a beautiful picture.

  131. Wow, what a beautiful picture!

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  133. I rely admire your blog and research

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  135. Whoooooooooo would like to see more owl pictures? Everyone!

  136. wow !! Own looks so big ?!

  137. very cool one

  138. Reblogged this on ridwanpunto06 and commented:
    great.. :)

  139. Wow. That’s one awesome shot!

  140. This is beyond amazing!

  141. I love Owls the most.

  142. I love owls.

  143. Beautiful and absolutely perfect!

  144. Reblogged this on Nerdaholic News.

  145. awesome shot!

  146. That is superb! Was there a whisper from its wings as it came in?

  147. Amazing pic. Great job.

  148. stunning,, looks like the owl is geting ready to embrace the viewer great detail love the eyes!!!!

  149. Wow to the owl! :) Love the photo-perhaps the last thing a little mouse saw before being scooped up? Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  150. Haha :D Watching this again with my friend :P And just to let you know, I’ve just started a new PhotoBlog!!

    Here’s the first post – http://raajclicks.wordpress.com/2012/02/29/oh-i-love-my-laptop/

  151. Wow!

  152. I love owls too! And this photo is just magnificant. Perfect shot :)

  153. stunning for sure…the white snow owl is as well…and I almost got a shot of earlier this month…fantastic shot this is…

  154. Nice capture!

  155. congrats….WHOOP. Owling. ;)

  156. Lovely capture

  157. stunning capture! congrats on your feature!

  158. amazing picture….I love owls too. Beautiful!

  159. Simply gorgeous shot.

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  161. Amazing! it’s very cool how you took the photo at just the right moment :) good job

  162. THANKS FOR THE BEAUTY. MY JAW DROPPED AND I WAS AWE STRUCK UP WITH JOY; THANKS AGAIN,

  163. the pic is so perfect. what a beautiful pic , exposure is perfect

  164. That is crazy amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  165. What a shot! Fabulous!

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  167. Oh my goodness! I used to live in Dunrobin for many years, and I never saw anything like this!! Beautiful!!

    Do you mind if I ask where exactly you took this photo? Was it near the Ottawa River?

  168. I don’t think you could have captured a better shot…..Absolutely superb!

  169. That shot makes me feel like the mouse. The owl looks like the Angel of Death: absolutely terrifying. A memorable photo!

  170. Very nice indeed

  171. what a wonderful post!

  172. The only thing I like about owls – The way they stare !! God they have the proper expression !! And a gr8 pic by the way :D Cheers

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  173. Brilliant! Amazing! Lovely! ahhh! :)

  174. This is an excellent image flying straight toward the camera, very nice.

  175. Amazing view – I would love to see one of these! Congrats on being on Freshly Pressed!

  176. great, beautiful bird and a realy nice photo
    googd timing :)

  177. Hey PhotoBotos! Saw your post yesterday with the featured photo of owl, and then again on FP today! Congratulations! You do a great job of promoting photographers. I still smile when I think photo of the guy taking the road where he wants to go.

  178. You got Freshly Pressed! Well done guys! :D

  179. WOW!!! AWSOME

  180. What a beauty. Love the clarity of the eyes and the bird against the diffuse background.

  181. Reblogged this on Bulu Abu and commented:
    I love owl !!

  182. amazing shot.. love the photo.

  183. How did you do that?! Congratulations on a great picture.

  184. Hey that’s quite the moment! Thanks for sharing!

  185. Like everyone else, this photo leaves me speechless too – Just incredible.

  186. Simply WOW.

  187. WOW. Amazing shot! Thank you for sharing.

  188. Very cool! Reminds me of the owls on our farm.

  189. This is AWESOME

  190. I was wondering when you’d be Freshly Pressed. The photos you post are always so awesome.

  191. Astonishing! Well done!

  192. Glad you made it onto the wordpress front page!

  193. Absolutely awesome!

  194. As good as it gets!

  195. Reblogged this on MyDestiny2011 and commented:
    Almost like a painting. Magnificent!

  196. Amazing is EXACTLY the word!

  197. Ok. WOW!!!!!!

  198. Amazing shot!

  199. This is an amazing photo! Love the detail that you can actually see in the owl.

  200. Wow, like phoenix. Very cool. Love your work – it has such life in it. :)

  201. Absolutely wonderful photo, well done!

  202. Stunning.

  203. What an amazing photo. I love it! And congrats on making the Freshly Pressed page!

    Thanks also for the “Like” on my post too.

  204. Amazing photo!

  205. WOW! What a crazy shot!

  206. Fantastic shot! Eyes!!

  207. Truly beautiful photography here. Such a great capture of such a magnificent creature! Takes us back to Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, with David Bowie as Jereth the Goblin King!

    Beautiful pic! Thanks for sharing!
    The Eye
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  208. 100 percent WOW!!! I LOVE Owls. A great tribute to a matriarch!

  209. Lovely snap…

  210. PERFECT SHOT… I LOVE IT!!

  211. Wow, such a beautiful photo! I am a WordPress photographer as well, so I just love posts like this. Great job, keep it up!

  212. Great shot :D

  213. Hey friends! You’ve made the Freshly Pressed page. Well deserved.

  214. Wonderful shot. Thanks for the share.

  215. Your grandmother and my mother are the same age! Great photograph..I am sure she’ll love it!

  216. Wow! What a…what a…amazing view! The eyes, the wings, the feathers and the shadow.

  217. That must have been a very fast lens you used to take that picture, Very nice!

    Dan

  218. Congrats on getting Freshly Pressed! Well deserved!

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  220. wow that is amazing! Really nice !

  221. Reminds me of that one in Twin Peaks!, no jokes, now, this is an impressive shot!!!

  222. Fab photo of this amazing creature. I like the line of snow in the background that gives the photo a horizon point and the shadow of the owl below breaks up the white while the slightly out of focus on the ground adds some background texture. What a treat. Thanks for sharing…

  223. WHOA!! Crazy picture! I love it!

  224. wow! freshly pressed! congrats! :)

  225. Very striking photo! Glad I’m not a rodent!

  226. Really cool photo!

    Delana
    http://delanasworld.wordpress.com

  227. What a spectacular capture! I love photography and I love birds, but photographing birds isn’t, alas, a skill I have the patience to develop, so I’m glad to enjoy the marvelous work of people like Jim.

  228. Wow that is unbelievable!

  229. Congratulations on the Freshly Pressed for this post!

  230. Amazing photo

  231. Phenomenal! Thanks for posting!

  232. My fav animal is a lion but after looking at your Owl pic I think i’ve fallen it love :)

  233. ouch! I think my jaw is broken from dropping so hard on the table. great shot!

  234. My grandma and I love owls, too! This is a perfect shot and the photographer should be proud. Thanks for sharing this so more people can learn about his work. Funny story about how he got the shot, what a lucky day!

  235. Amazing photo!!

  236. WOOOW what a shot!

  237. Nice! That is a great shot. Powerful!

  238. Inspiring photograph.

  239. W-Owl! Great photo. Thanks for liking us at The Caterpillar’s Boots. We love the owl!

  240. I already commented earlier, but I would just like to congratulate you on being Freshly Pressed, very well deserved. :D

  241. Great photo and a perfect shot!

  242. Nice — and congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  243. some owl.

  244. OH my!!! that’s a jaw-droppingly good photo!

  245. Wowl :)

    Seriously, what a glorious, amazing picture.

  246. Whoa. Spectacular shot!

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  248. Amazing picture!!!

  249. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed. It’s nice to see a familiar face here (even if it’s an owl today)

  250. Congrats on being freshly pressed!

  251. Incredible shot!

  252. Hi,
    What a magnificent photo, the owl with wings fully expanded, you can clearly see the beautiful patterns on the wings. The owl looks fantastic flying just above the snow.

  253. That spectacular image would make a lovely birthday card for someone’s grandmother. (Happy birthday to her!)

  254. Gosh, you must be so happy to have captured this image. Its stunning.

  255. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photo. It’s a winner. Connie
    http://7thandvine.wordpress.com/

  256. Wow! Love his shadow on the snow!

    StrangeLittleGirl Photography
  257. I think it would be okay to delete that dude’s comment! Hahaha!
    Excellent photo! I am sure that the photographer will appreciate the fact that you got Freshly Pressed as well.
    Happy Birthday to your grandma!

  258. such a dramatic photo. nice!

  259. What an awe-inspiring spectacle!

  260. Such a great picture! Those eyes are amazing!

    /Linda
    http://www.lindalind.com/blog

  261. Sorry about the recent “double-clutch”! Old dog learning new tricks! My horsesandanimalsaretalkin blog lets old and new dogs, as well as other featured animals, handle the conversation.

  262. Amazing Photo.

  263. Incredible eyes!

  264. That is the most stunning picture! Just beautiful x
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  265. Magnificent!

  266. Oh, the beauty of the shot just took my breath away….

  267. (New to WordPress) — This photo is an amazing shot! And the presentation here on WordPress is outstanding! Thanks for sharing.

  268. (New to WordPress) — This is an amazing photo! And the presentation here on WordPress is outstanding! Thanks for sharing.

  269. This shot is just something else! ;) Stunning

  270. What a fabulous photo! Just fantastic. Well done.

  271. Congratulations! The owl is beautiful and cute! And I always appreciate your visit to my blog.

  272. SPECTACULAR! Such intensity…

    …and happy birthday to your grandma!

    :)

  273. The picture is simply amazing! Thanks for your “like” to my post about Naples!

  274. Wow! Great picture.

  275. Really great detail!

  276. Wow, amazing photos! Thanks for “liking” my post!

  277. Wov … it’s like he/she are coming right against me through the screen – stunning photo.

  278. Wow. At first I thought owl was definitely photoshopped. Incredible clarity… and timing.

  279. This is an amazing, beautiful photo! Nice work!

  280. Wow wow wow this is just beautiful!!!

  281. Perfect!

  282. What a wonderful shot!

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  284. Wow! Amazing photo

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  286. Awesome! just fabulous..

  287. Reblogged this on MY BLOG ~.

  288. What a beautiful photograph of a magnificent bird!

  289. Fabulous photo. I love owls and have never been able to photograph one. You are my inspiration. Beautiful.

  290. Fantastic photo. Beautiful. Jay

  291. Wow! What a picture you got! I love nature. We live in the woods and often hear and sometimes see owls. I have yet to get a picture of one.

  292. Just stunning!

  293. Absolutely incredible shot! This one’s ready for National Geographic. I suggest you put this in a photo contest! It really is that great!

  294. That is one fantastic shot. I love those eyes. I love the color and textures of the owl’s wings and his form. Great photo!

  295. Great picture!

  296. I agree with all the superlatives regarding the photo. Isn’t nature beautiful?

  297. Absolutely stunning! :)

  298. This is the perfect photograph. Amazing

  299. Superb picture and majestic bird!

  300. So cool!!

  301. what a fantastic shot!!! everything…the feathers, the eyes, the shadow on the snowy ground. beautiful!

    and happy birthday to your grandmother!!! i’m sure she enjoyed this shot…

  302. Thanks for liking my post! This picture and post reminds me of the movie “The Big Year” with the contest to see the most species, it’s interesting to discover different hobbies, like bird-watching, that you would never have thought about!

  303. Great photo! We wish we could fly!
    -Bella and DiDi

  304. Oh I love owls too! Simply stunning what a fantastic shot!! And happy birthday grandma. :-)

  305. The image is gorgeous, but baiting wildlife is unethical.

  306. This is absolutely stunning! Breathtaking. And to echo another sentiment on here by Marion, WOW!!! :-)

    PatriciaCollette
  307. Wow! A real cover girl. Those eyes could advertise Maybelline.

    Happy Birthday Gramma.

  308. A beautiful take of a remarkable killing machine. I made a poem which you can see in my poetry blog.

  309. Wow!! This is fantastic….my favorite bird! What a great capture! Thanks for sharing it…
    Celeste

  310. What an amazing shot! I love the blue shadow under the owl’s wings…like it’s being accompanied by some protective spirit. Great picture, thanks for sharing with us and Happy Birthday to Grandmother!

  311. What an amazing photo!

  312. After many years of casual birdwatching, I confess, this photo is darn close to my stumbling on a very special surprise – I’m almost diving for cover as this majestic owl swoops toward me. Awesome!

  313. Wow……

  314. What a great experience… and such a fantastic result.. ;)

  315. He is just beautiful. Amazing photo.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

  316. AWESOME :)

  317. Brilliant – Yet again!

  318. Owls are so beautiful and majestic, and hard to get up close to. I like watching them online when they are on webcam in there nest. This shot is a perfect view of one in all it’s glory

  319. WOW!!!!

  320. Fantastic, awe inspiring shot. Beautiful creature, nothing like them anywhere. Incredibly crisp image, too, while losing none of the motion or the sharp blue shadow underneath it. Glad I’m not a mouse underneath it!

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