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Old Jun 27, 2009, 6:53 PM   #1
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I heard about Burrowing Owls with nests in a park in Hollywood, Florida. Today I went to Brian Piccolo Park to check it out. I found eleven burows, four of which I saw Owls hanging around.

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Tried shorter lens but the birds were too wary.

1 - Owl family
2 - Owl juviniles
3 - Owl adult looking out of burrow
4 - Owl adult on pipe
5 - Owl adult portrait
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Old Jun 27, 2009, 7:35 PM   #2
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WOW!!!
you're fortunate you can see these.. i hear them ,owls, all the time but have never had a chance to see one here..
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Old Jun 27, 2009, 7:42 PM   #3
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Wow Ed!
Really nice shots. exif says 270mm. what lens?
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Old Jun 27, 2009, 7:53 PM   #4
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#4 is quite the portrait Ed (Wow)! Nice and sharp with great bokeh! The owlets make cute subjects too.
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Old Jun 27, 2009, 10:37 PM   #5
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I really like #4. I've never seen any up close. But, there used to be some that lived in a drainage area by our home in CA. We'd watch them every night when we went for a walk.

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Old Jun 28, 2009, 12:31 AM   #6
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Wow, what amazing eyes and so well captured.

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Fascinating! No4 is the standout shot.
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I agree that #4 is the most dramatic, but also love the compostion in #2. Great capture of both the eyes and the feather details!
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# 4 for me as well. Enjoyed seeing them all!

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The eyes have it. Great shots.
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