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This pair is living in a barn on a ranch not too far from me. The owners were kind enough to let me and a birding friend wander around for a bit.
These two were a real treat to see.
Nikon D810| Nikkor 200-500mm| Hoodman Digital Film| PS CC 20.0.6
more to come…
38 thoughts on “Friday Most Fowl- Great Horned Owl Pair”
The photo is really nice! Sometimes I see owls in my neighborhood. I found this video that talks about how owls wings function. May I share it with you?
Thanks, Mackenzie! Yes, send me the link please.
Please let me know how you liked the video and what you liked about it:
That is very cool! Love love love!
Thank you so much, Lisa. They were so neat to see.
Excellent image. Did you know that they would be there ahead of time?
No, but hoped they would be.
Wow! That’s a wonderful shot! How close were you? I’ve never been as close as you seem to be.
I was just across the barn just inside the door. I cropped the image a bit.
It was exciting to see the pair together.
Very cool!!! Must have been exciting for you to see and shoot them.
Thank you, Denise! It really was exciting.
I have not seen owls that closely. They are quite impressive!!
They are aren’t they! Thank you so much, Amy!
Wow! Nice capture! The last time I thought I’d found something like that, in a forest preserve pavilion, they turned out to be plastic ones for scaring away other birds.
Thank you so much, Sue! I’ve been fooled so many times by branches and nubs so I know how you’re feeling about that.
Holy Hannah! Talk about “suitable for framing.” I love this photo, Deborah! Well done. Hugs on the wing!
Thank you so much, Teagan! Hugs back at you!
They sure are a treat. Recently I’ve been hearing one call from a nearby tree.
LOVE!!! Like Dan, I’ve never seen an owl in the wild. I would be thrilled having an up-close opportunity like this. Great photo in that challenging light.
OMGosh! What a treat, Deborah!
(Don’t tell my Osprey Bella & Beau I said that of their predator! 😲)
What a treat! I love how you captured this, one owl against the wood barn and the other against the light, both looking at you. Excellent!
Great lighting! Was this shot with our mutual friend, Anna?
Thank you, Gordon! No, Anna wasn’t with me when I shot these two. This was back in May.
Anna and I did see one of these two when she was here though. I’ll have to share my images of that owl too.
Now, that is one handsome pair, and their eyes just pop. You were one lucky lady to make their acquaintance. 🙂
I felt lucky! Thank you so much, Judy!
I believe so!…
Wonderful shot, the framing of the owl left in the open spot… Once I was walking in the woods in the Czech Republic and an Eagle Owl crossed the path, in total silence, a large dark shadow like a ghost. Owls are most interesting creatures. I’m looking forward to more pictures!
They are interesting and their eyes are wonderful. Thank you so much, Peter!
They seem to be saying, “What you again lady?” Super shot, Deborah
LOL! Probably interrupted their sleep a bit.
Thank you so much, John!
Well captured! 🙂
Thank you so much, Pit!
Great photos of the owls, Deborah! Especially when you have minimal light. I have seen owls only a few times in my life and like you say, “a real treat!”
It was indeed! Yes, I pushed the ISO to get the shot. Thanks so much, Erica!
That’s excellent. I’ve never seen an owl, so I really appreciate your sharing this.
Thank you so much, Dan! I don’t see them often myself.