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The Short-eared Owls have been very action over the past few weeks. For those willing to stand out in sub-freezing weather, the SEOs and Harriers have given them a pretty good show.
SEOs are masters at arial maneuvers, they can turn on a dime and when two of them are chasing one another the action is fast and only lasts for a few seconds.
A few days ago, I caught some fast action when one SEO came down and got a vole and within seconds another owl was fast on its tail. The arial action lasted only a few seconds, the vole was finally dropped and one of the owls was down on it, with the other owl flying off.







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  ILCE-1    FE 600mm F4 GM OSS lens    600mm    f/5.0    1/3200s    1000 ISO    0.0 EV  







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  ILCE-1    FE 600mm F4 GM OSS lens    600mm    f/5.0    1/3200s    1000 ISO    0.0 EV  







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  ILCE-1    FE 600mm F4 GM OSS lens    600mm    f/5.0    1/3200s    1000 ISO    0.0 EV  







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  ILCE-1    FE 600mm F4 GM OSS lens    600mm    f/5.0    1/3200s    1000 ISO    0.0 EV  







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  ILCE-1    FE 600mm F4 GM OSS lens    600mm    f/5.0    1/3200s    1000 ISO    0.0 EV  







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  ILCE-1    FE 600mm F4 GM OSS lens    600mm    f/5.0    1/3200s    1000 ISO    0.0 EV  







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  ILCE-1    FE 600mm F4 GM OSS lens    600mm    f/5.0    1/3200s    1000 ISO    0.0 EV  




Feb 24, 2024 at 12:11 PM
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And you want to sit in my yard and shoot yardbirds
These are off the charts delicious Louie. #5 is just a beautiful and perfectly timed shot. Awesome !
Easy vote
Gary



Feb 24, 2024 at 12:30 PM
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Incredible work Louie. Absolutely love that blue sky ! Voted

John



Feb 24, 2024 at 12:48 PM
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Great sequence Louie, from a non-voter.

Tony



Feb 24, 2024 at 01:09 PM
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Incredible shots Louie, all are winners but as a set they are epic.
Eric



Feb 24, 2024 at 02:08 PM
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sum1sgrampa wrote:
And you want to sit in my yard and shoot yardbirds
These are off the charts delicious Louie. #5 is just a beautiful and perfectly timed shot. Awesome !
Easy vote
Gary


Most appreciated Gary, thanks very much.



Feb 24, 2024 at 03:14 PM
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Louie these are such beautiful images of one of my favorite owls, not easy as they are so quick. Love the clean backgrounds that make the subjects pop, and as all your work tack sharp.

Dave



Feb 24, 2024 at 03:25 PM
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Fabulous Louie! I love the light through the wing in the first image and then the handoff as if they are playing football.

Great!

Morris



Feb 24, 2024 at 06:11 PM
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Louie!!! These rock buddy

You've set the bar very high with these incredible action shots! Wow you got gifted and you wrapped them up to perfection, sweeeeet and YGMV as well. Great work on the action of the pairs in battle for the food, that is a privilege to see. I am impressed and enjoying each image

Awesome
Karl



Feb 24, 2024 at 08:07 PM
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A super series Louie. 👍👍


Feb 24, 2024 at 11:48 PM
 


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lovely series, Louie.


Feb 25, 2024 at 12:12 AM
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Stellar capture. Louie!



Feb 25, 2024 at 12:44 AM
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Erictator wrote:
Incredible shots Louie, all are winners but as a set they are epic.
Eric

Appreciate it Eric, thanks very much.
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Dave_E wrote:
Louie these are such beautiful images of one of my favorite owls, not easy as they are so quick. Love the clean backgrounds that make the subjects pop, and as all your work tack sharp.

Dave


Thanks very much Dave, they really put on a show for me on this day, I was lucky to have been there.



Feb 25, 2024 at 11:08 AM
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Fantastic set Louie!

Birdie



Feb 25, 2024 at 04:40 PM
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morris wrote:
Fabulous Louie! I love the light through the wing in the first image and then the handoff as if they are playing football.

Great!

Morris

Thanks Morris, this action was super interesting to watch and it all took place in a matter of seconds.
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Karl Witt wrote:
Louie!!! These rock buddy

You've set the bar very high with these incredible action shots! Wow you got gifted and you wrapped them up to perfection, sweeeeet and YGMV as well. Great work on the action of the pairs in battle for the food, that is a privilege to see. I am impressed and enjoying each image

Awesome
Karl

Always appreciate your comments Karl, thank you very much.



Feb 26, 2024 at 11:40 AM
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OMG - over the top action and beauty! Thanks for posting


Feb 26, 2024 at 11:56 AM
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I am speechless (so to speak). Best images with 2 owls in them I have ever seen.

Phil

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Feb 26, 2024 at 04:02 PM
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Wow is right and unbelievable...Beautiful shots.


Feb 26, 2024 at 05:18 PM
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Beautiful sequence, Louie! All of them are outstanding, and the blue sky is beautiful, yet I am really drawn to the composition with the background in the last image.

Gero



Feb 26, 2024 at 09:55 PM
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Ted ellis wrote:
A super series Louie. 👍👍

Much appreciated Ted, thank you.
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kdacharya wrote:
lovely series, Louie.

Thanks for taking a look and your comment.



Feb 27, 2024 at 12:26 AM
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