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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Great Horned Owls and Saguaro Cactuses


I finally crossed photographing a Great Horned Owl nesting in a Saguaro off my bucket list. As a bonus, the female was nice enough to spend blue hour on top of a nearby cactus!




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Apr 15, 2024 at 02:37 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Great Horned Owls and Saguaro Cactuses


Wow great images !

John



Apr 15, 2024 at 05:20 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Great Horned Owls and Saguaro Cactuses


Wonderful Alphonsus, and in surroundings not generally associated with them!
Douglas



Apr 15, 2024 at 06:48 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Great Horned Owls and Saguaro Cactuses


Excellent set Alphonsus. I love the varied tones you captured in the background of the first.

Morris



Apr 15, 2024 at 07:11 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Great Horned Owls and Saguaro Cactuses


Sweet series👍


Apr 15, 2024 at 07:21 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Great Horned Owls and Saguaro Cactuses


Beautiful set, the first is my favorite love the colors!!


Apr 15, 2024 at 08:44 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Great Horned Owls and Saguaro Cactuses


That is a superb set of images, well done!


Apr 15, 2024 at 10:19 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Great Horned Owls and Saguaro Cactuses


That second shot is quite the family portrait, you definitely got a bucket list shot right there!
Eric



Apr 15, 2024 at 10:20 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Great Horned Owls and Saguaro Cactuses


Nicely done, some very good images in this set.


Apr 15, 2024 at 10:21 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Great Horned Owls and Saguaro Cactuses


Amazing shots.

Dave



Apr 15, 2024 at 08:40 PM
 


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Great Horned Owls and Saguaro Cactuses


Beautiful series! I absolutely love the changing colors of the sky in #1.


Apr 15, 2024 at 10:20 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Great Horned Owls and Saguaro Cactuses


simply marvelous. voted.


Apr 16, 2024 at 01:37 AM
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Humans, intrinsically, find owls interesting.

Great shots, thank you for sharing.

Tidbit: owls eyes are quite large and deep for their body/head size. In some ways, their eyes are akin to grape tomatoes. The structures that support/hold their eyes within the skull are such that they can't move their eyes within the socket like humans do....

...which is why many owls have to turn their heads to look at or study things in particular!

You gotta give up something, to get something!



Apr 16, 2024 at 01:56 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Great Horned Owls and Saguaro Cactuses


Absolutely stunning!!!


Apr 16, 2024 at 02:56 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Great Horned Owls and Saguaro Cactuses


Great set of images. I can never figure out how they're able to stand on those prickly plants.
Gary



Apr 16, 2024 at 06:50 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Great Horned Owls and Saguaro Cactuses


Fantastic light on these...
Such a nice image set!

bruce



Apr 16, 2024 at 02:05 PM
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These are great and such unique settings to see for me! Love the color and comp of the first one Great light and really great images.
Karl



Apr 16, 2024 at 07:29 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Great Horned Owls and Saguaro Cactuses


johnohio wrote:
Wow great images !

John


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douter wrote:
Wonderful Alphonsus, and in surroundings not generally associated with them!
Douglas


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morris wrote:
Excellent set Alphonsus. I love the varied tones you captured in the background of the first.

Morris


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Ted ellis wrote:
Sweet series👍


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paul_anderson wrote:
Beautiful set, the first is my favorite love the colors!!


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George DeCamp wrote:
That is a superb set of images, well done!


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Erictator wrote:
That second shot is quite the family portrait, you definitely got a bucket list shot right there!
Eric


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louie champan wrote:
Nicely done, some very good images in this set.


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Dave_E wrote:
Amazing shots.

Dave


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Brian Kersey wrote:
Beautiful series! I absolutely love the changing colors of the sky in #1.


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kdacharya wrote:
simply marvelous. voted.


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sirimiri wrote:
Humans, intrinsically, find owls interesting.

Great shots, thank you for sharing.

Tidbit: owls eyes are quite large and deep for their body/head size. In some ways, their eyes are akin to grape tomatoes. The structures that support/hold their eyes within the skull are such that they can't move their eyes within the socket like humans do....

...which is why many owls have to turn their heads to look at or study things in particular!

You gotta give up something, to get something!


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sonamair wrote:
Absolutely stunning!!!


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sum1sgrampa wrote:
Great set of images. I can never figure out how they're able to stand on those prickly plants.
Gary


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OwlsEyes wrote:
Fantastic light on these...
Such a nice image set!

bruce


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Karl Witt wrote:
These are great and such unique settings to see for me! Love the color and comp of the first one Great light and really great images.
Karl


Appreciate all the kind words!



Apr 22, 2024 at 01:07 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Great Horned Owls and Saguaro Cactuses


Excellent set of images! Beautiful colors.

Dave



Apr 22, 2024 at 01:59 AM







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