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Old Mar 9, 2012, 4:10 PM   #1
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Found these little ones in Cape Coral, FL. They only stand about 9" high. Cape Coral has one of the largest population of these protected owls in the world.


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Old Mar 10, 2012, 11:04 AM   #2
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Both very good images. These birds apparently have enjoyed a bit of a comeback in recent years as I can remember when it was a real treat
to find one of these nesting pairs in southern Florida. I first saw them in the Keys. Now, they appear to be everywhere.

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Old Mar 10, 2012, 11:40 AM   #3
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Very nice Mugmar! I would love to see these guys out in wild.

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Wow, what an amazing little bird! Almost worth a trip to Florida to see one!
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 11:47 AM   #5
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It's great when a protected species are doing well.

The 2 photos show the difference in eyes well.

Maybe would've cropped a bit off the top of the 2nd photo.

The colours are great, bright yet not over cooked... very natural feel to it.

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Old Mar 11, 2012, 4:21 PM   #6
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Nice captures. The eyes in #2 are outstanding.
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 4:50 PM   #7
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Awesome photos.
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Thanks everyone. I agree with the crop off the top, I'll give that a try. The eyes were really that bright, the morning sun was gleaning off of them just right!
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