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Old Feb 16, 2010, 5:04 PM   #1
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Caught owl in Loxahatchee this morning before going to sleep. After I got my photos he moved to a higher branch and conked out. The mate in the nest stayed in the nest only showing the top of its head. I also checked on the Red-shouldered Hawks I photographed mating a few weeks ago. Looks like they have eggs now as this was the first time one was always on the nest.

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Old Feb 16, 2010, 6:21 PM   #2
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Great series. I love the last one. Was he sleepy, or just bored with you? lol.

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Old Feb 16, 2010, 7:59 PM   #3
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Great work Ed!
I love the pose of the 3rd one and the big yawn of the last one is a hoot! pun intended.
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 8:34 PM   #4
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Very nice. I have never seen an owl like this. I love the fourth image with his feathers all fluffed up and the fifth of him ignoring you.

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Old Feb 18, 2010, 11:42 PM   #5
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Great pix...especially the yawning Owl...first time I've seen an Owl yawn.
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Old Feb 18, 2010, 11:49 PM   #6
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Aaaah - cute! I've only seen an owl a couple of times, not very often. I hear them every so often but always before dawn.
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Those are really great pictures... I especially liked 3 and 4. In the third one, I liked the expression of the owl, the tree and composition, were all just spot on. Four, with the feathers ruffled... all of these pics really make you PAUSE and APPRECIATE these fine birds.

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As always, a wonderful series from a wonderful photographer! Great timing to catch so many phases of the owl's behavior - and so well-captured too!
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Old Feb 19, 2010, 7:14 AM   #9
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Love this series! Number 3 is my fav. Very nice shooting!
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These are fun! That fluffed-up look in #4, along with the claw detail, is great.
Thanks for sharing.
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