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At 8 years old I was told about a beautiful white bird that people would drive hours and hours for a chance glimpse and if lucky a distant photograph.I hoped one day that I would get to see that elusive bird. Last year when the snowy irruption in Vancouver happened I didn't as much jump at the chance as teeter to the edge before making a cautious leap. This was a bird I had wanted to see in the wild more than any other except maybe a quetzel. So I contacted Tim Kuhn and made plans to head to Seattle and then to Vancouver. I have chronicled this before so for many this isn't new info. But I wanted to mention this because over the past few years this forum with its amazing people, many who are extraordinarily talented, have been so giving in so many ways that I just needed to reiterate my feelings of thanks for all you have done to make be better. Tim said there wasn't any golden light but there was warmth, and brilliance there that wasn't in the least created by the sun....thanks!
Now that there isn't a dry eye in the house, on with the snowy show...this may be the last of the Pac West snowys but hoping to catch up with its eastern cousin sooner than later.
Eric

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6 Oh look!!!!! They come in brown too....my first Shortie







Jan 31, 2013 at 06:41 PM
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Good for you Eric.
#3, 5, 6 are great!

Phoo



Jan 31, 2013 at 07:02 PM
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How come everybody is so darn nice around here! And why do we always pick the same shots; #3,5,6. #3 could be a model for one of those bird carvers. Don


Jan 31, 2013 at 07:11 PM
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I Fullfilled my childhood dream Thank goodness, I thought this was about the virginity thing.....




Yes indeed it was a cloudy, cool, damp day but who noticed? It was a magical day, the joy of seeing someone seeing a few of the magnificent creatures we are blessed with for the first time was priceless. Hmm, I wonder if that may happen to you this year

Hey we have some great looking stumps out here don't we!!!! I'm loving the set Eric or maybe it was your intro that put me in such a great mood

Tim



Jan 31, 2013 at 07:16 PM
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Great series Eric - #6 gets my vote although is is close.

Charles



Jan 31, 2013 at 07:37 PM
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Bootiful storey and the photoe's are wonderfill. Truly! Sorry, my eye's r blurrie!
John



Jan 31, 2013 at 07:37 PM
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Beautiful set Eric,

it's not a childhood dream - but it's a dream of mine to see these in the wild.

Maybe with some luck I'll get a chance to

Living with Hope

Lil



Jan 31, 2013 at 08:14 PM
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Congrats Eric and great captures.
Douglas



Jan 31, 2013 at 09:37 PM
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Eric, what a beautiful white bird.
Big congrats on the captures.
This really looks like a dream come true.
Chris



Jan 31, 2013 at 10:43 PM
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another excellent set of owls Eric


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Sweet Set!




Jan 31, 2013 at 11:29 PM
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Incredible Eric !!
#'s 2 and 6 are my favorites.

Al



Feb 01, 2013 at 12:44 AM
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Geeeeez Eric. I had to go wipe my eyes. Good thing the waterproof cover was on the keyboard...

A nice set with 3, 5, and 6 my picks too ~ Ron



Feb 01, 2013 at 12:49 AM
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Great set Eric,

The white on white effect of 3 dose it for me. Head east my friend and we will visit a pure white one.

Morris



Feb 01, 2013 at 01:33 AM
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Super set Eric. #3 is my fave of the set. The IFs are quite nice too. Well done sir!


Feb 01, 2013 at 01:44 AM
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Awesome. Very first one is my pick of this set. Congratulations on getting images of the bird you have always wanted! -Mike


Feb 01, 2013 at 01:50 AM
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Congratulations, and beautiful images, nice to see a dream come true. Hopefully I can be so lucky will probably be travelling that way tomorrow.


Feb 01, 2013 at 07:08 AM
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mallardg500 wrote:
Good for you Eric.
#3, 5, 6 are great!

Phoo

Thanks Phoo...I wished for good light but only got pea soup...but you know, a year later the only memories are great ones.
Eric



Feb 01, 2013 at 04:40 PM
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DonGut wrote:
How come everybody is so darn nice around here! And why do we always pick the same shots; #3,5,6. #3 could be a model for one of those bird carvers. Don

I never thought that maybe these were decoys and I was taking photos of wood owls....the funny thing is, the first great horned owl that I spotted was just that...a composite sitting on a pole..how embarrassing!
So darn nice...wait until there's a full moon!

Eric



Feb 01, 2013 at 04:44 PM
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Tim Kuhn wrote:
I Fullfilled my childhood dream Thank goodness, I thought this was about the virginity thing.....



Yes indeed it was a cloudy, cool, damp day but who noticed? It was a magical day, the joy of seeing someone seeing a few of the magnificent creatures we are blessed with for the first time was priceless. Hmm, I wonder if that may happen to you this year

Hey we have some great looking stumps out here don't we!!!! I'm loving the set Eric or maybe it was your intro that put me in such a great mood

Tim

Please Tim, at 8 there wasn't even Jeannie or Mary Ann in the picture...and that was before they put all those hormones in chickens too...
But, yes, we do remember our firsts quite fondly and this was a first and an owl orgy to remember for eternity.
And believe me, the smile on my face later this year will be just as pronounced when I see your excitement as you get to see what I have fallen for big time.
Eric



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