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p.1 #1 · #538 great gray owl - perfect timing!


well, i headed to ottawa for 3 days this weekend to photograph this magnificent bird, the great gray owl. they normally live in northern and central canada, but in some years they come a bit further south and east. this shot made the 14-hour drive from boston > ottawa > boston well worth it (more shots are posted in the nature/wildlife forum). braving temps of -10F/-23C was easy with subjects like this. he's about 28 inches long with a wingspan of about 6 feet!

i hope you think he is as majestic as i do.....

cheers

dorian




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Jan 29, 2013 at 02:02 AM
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p.1 #2 · #538 great gray owl - perfect timing!


Fantastic shot ! Good luck this week .

Birdie



Jan 29, 2013 at 05:47 AM
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p.1 #3 · #538 great gray owl - perfect timing!


What a great capture. Gonna be hard to compete with this one. Well done.


Jan 29, 2013 at 12:08 PM
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p.1 #4 · #538 great gray owl - perfect timing!


That is a really great shot! Well done.


Jan 29, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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p.1 #5 · #538 great gray owl - perfect timing!


Wow!! Great timing indeed Dorian and a shot of a lifetime! Owls are hard to spot let alone get a good capture. I have only seen a few from a distance on the ground while driving down the drive at night. We often hear them at night but they rarely come out at day. Years ago I was at a local park and one of the Rangers had an owl on his arm. The owl had been injured in the wild somehow and it was being nursed back to health. I asked to get a picture.








Jan 29, 2013 at 12:59 PM
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p.1 #6 · #538 great gray owl - perfect timing!


^^^ great horned owl! they live all over north america. owls are everywhere, its just really hard to find them!


Jan 29, 2013 at 01:29 PM
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p.1 #7 · #538 great gray owl - perfect timing!


no kidding, we have one that lives in our neighborhood, we can hear him at night, and he did a fly by one night as I was coming down the driveway on foot...but other than that, we never see it...I keep hoping to...


Jan 29, 2013 at 01:34 PM
 

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p.1 #8 · #538 great gray owl - perfect timing!


Sick shot, dorian!


Jan 29, 2013 at 02:00 PM
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p.1 #9 · #538 great gray owl - perfect timing!


Great capture!
I love these birds!
Scott



Jan 29, 2013 at 03:30 PM
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p.1 #10 · #538 great gray owl - perfect timing!


Nice one dorian!


Jan 29, 2013 at 04:02 PM
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p.1 #11 · #538 great gray owl - perfect timing!


I thought the theme was supposed to be "Cold" ... that's "Smokin' Hot".


Jan 29, 2013 at 11:25 PM
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p.1 #12 · #538 great gray owl - perfect timing!


Amazing capture! Those eyes are piercing. Fantastic!


Feb 01, 2013 at 08:29 PM
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p.1 #13 · #538 great gray owl - perfect timing!


Seems as if you are about to become the owl's prey! Definitely a rare shot!


Feb 03, 2013 at 03:47 AM





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