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In love with a Short Eared Owl by thrumyeye In love with a Short Eared Owl by thrumyeye
I don't think I ever put so much effort in taking 'just' a picture of a specific species.
For this beauty I travelled many hours, I patiently waited for ages, I got disappointed and found new energy...and then...finally.....when the light had almost gone....he posed for me.
So yeah....just a bird on a pole.....but a little more than that for me I guess ;)


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:iconhazelgee:
Hazelgee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning <3
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JennyPennyPoppy Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Fabulous shot and definitely worth the wait.
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BionicKnees Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
I would say that this photo is well worth the effort you expended to get it. It was considerate of the owl to make sure the surrounding colors complimented him/her so well.
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arabian92Knight Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
He looks mad!
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:iconduytter:
duytter Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very good, i love the face expression :)
Beautiful gallery :clap:
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GiNgErPaNdErZ Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful.
That's the look I give my boyfriend whenever he starts singing.
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quaddie Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
"but a little more than that for me I guess" isnt that what its all about? :)...i think its so easy to get caught-up in taking pics for others to see :)...
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XlaughingXbuddhaX Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   Photographer
[link] Featured!
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S-B-B-Oreo21 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
I love the vividness of color in these photos. This Owl in particular. :] Very beautiful.
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shellandshilo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
You are right more than a bird on a pole he trust's you and you caught it in this amazing photo I have never seen a Owl with ears like that cute.
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rieke-b Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I've heard how exhausting animal photography can be. I really admire all those brave people like you who still take these challenges to show us the true beauty of the animal world.
This photo was really worth all the waiting! It's perfect. :heart:
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning shot!! This is incredible!
I love the way the colours match the backdrop. It gives a real natural sense of camouflage. Great eyes too. Owls always look annoyed!

Can I ask what lens you used for this? 420mm is unusual.
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Na-ushica Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like a king or prince. Great pose!
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:iconraven-akire:
raven-akire Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Its so beautiful!
Great shot
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dshubble Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Great shot - I am definitely glad I'm not a vole...
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:iconmenorris:
menorris Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You know what it's saying? "Hey! You've been sitting there for hours! Take a picture, it'll last longer!"
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Tohrment Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the eyes! So intense!
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Blue-Falcon-Serenity Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student General Artist
So beautiful! :heart:
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bmarch Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Excellent shot! Look at those eyes, what a face! INTENSE.
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lpsc00l Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student General Artist
aaaaaaawwwww!!!!! It's wonderful!!!! :giggle:
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Kenshins-Soul Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Oooooo, I like this! Powerful.
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zgadujkty Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very good!
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rahas3 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
he looks so mad that you took that picture lol. Its really a great shot.
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Superb shot, is this Worlaby?
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:iconthrumyeye:
thrumyeye Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Nope, this one's taken in the Netherlands ;)
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:iconmurphyspeaking:
murphyspeaking Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
if looks could...
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glassreflections Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Firstly, love the shot..
Secondly: Such a happy face! lol.
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sejason Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
With your story you gave the bird some kind of personality - which added to the picture!
The picture is beautiful. Sharp colours everywhere you look ... this is very nice! And those threatening eyes ... ;)
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pla003 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
patience paid off :)
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Lady-Trevelyan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a superb image! I love the expression of the owl!

Would you mind if I added this to the "Featured" section of the group #Designs-by-Nature? If you are not yet a member of the group, please feel free to come on over and check us out! We'd love to see more of your work! :)

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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is not just an owl !!! this is a masterpiece the light is background is just amazing this is a great :) i wish i could controll when i take pictures of wolves sp i could get better light and background :) your a great inspiration
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Beautiful bird! Your patience really paid off--great shot! :iconyusplz:
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QuirkyCat Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
What a suspicious fellow! =D
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shiroyuki-hime Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The expression is mind-boggling^^
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HelgjeD Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
It was really worth waiting. What an amazing photo.
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JulienKraakman Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Prachtig! :)
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TxYankee Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You have captured a beautiful owl, just gorgeous. It almost seems unreal. It's eyes are almost glowing! Great job.
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SMerle Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
a shot like this would make my year. :clap:
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wolfspiritsd Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
hahaha. Evil glare!
this looks amazing. :D
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flamedance58 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
He saw what you did last night.
He is not pleased.
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BlackSnowWonderland Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That owl looks a tad bit pissed. Amazing picture. :heart:
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mannafig Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning shot well worth the wait:hug:
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foxy21a72 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Such beautiful eyes
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virtualbeerboy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
This is how a Owl looks, Perfect picture.
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Azrethr Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
stink eye owl has stink eye.
"Ima watching you boiii...."
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Shiiwolf Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
He's so adorable! <333
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Terrajaide Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Lol, cute. :D
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HopeSwings777 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
It's gorgeous! Wonderful work!
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful shot =D
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Anoya Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012   Photographer
Patience definitely pays off =)

Prachtige foto, ik kan goed snappen dat deze niet zomaar een foto voor je is.
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Date Taken
Mar 6, 2012, 6:15:09 PM
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