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Old Jul 15, 2009, 3:49 PM   #1
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Some more of the Owls I photographed in Brian Picollo Park, Coconut Creek, Florida. As with any family I could not get everyone looking at the same time. Talking about eyes in the back of your head, being able to swivel your head to 180 degrees is a good substitute. They did not seem to mind me being around their burrow.

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Ed,
Those are great, they bring a smile. How close did they let you get?
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As with any family I could not get everyone looking at the same time.
You could always try making squeaking sounds to attract their attention (but be prepared to duck). . .

I really like that last one - looks stern like an owl should look!
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Those are great, they bring a smile. How close did they let you get?
Thanks for posting.
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They let me get within eight feet (2 1/2 meters) of their burrow without showing alarm. I sat on the ground and quietly observed them. One adult flew to a nearby oak tree and the other got on a stake next to the burrow.

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Ed,

Wonderful series! That 180 backward stare is fantastic. They are all marvelous captures. Thanks for sharing.

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Beautifully done, Ed-

A really great photo series.

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Beautiful images...I especially like the last image: good composition and great expression.
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Nice!
I too really like the last one, and the 180 is a great capture!
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Wow, aren't they beautiful and you captured some brilliant shots.

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Very cool. The last one is my favorite!
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