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Old Apr 30, 2012, 8:53 PM   #11
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Really nice shots Lou! I've seen individual great horned owls in the wild, but never an entire family. I imagine the mice in that cemetery must be very nervous!
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Old May 1, 2012, 9:52 AM   #12
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Ronny - Perhaps with a new 150-500 your luck will change.

Harriet - I had one on my front lawn when I came home one night. I had the camera on the front seat but when the window went down it got spooked and flew. I don't have the time or patience to stay and wait for them to fly. I watched this male for about an hour and he out waited me.

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Mtnman - The Owls were feeding on rabbits that were apparently plentiful as there were several dead ones at the base of the tree. I was told that a Coyote was coming by and plundering some of the birds kill. I am sure that mice were also being sacrificed for the hungry chicks.

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Amazing that you even saw them as they blend into the tree limbs so well.
I take it you were hand-held on these excellent shots?
Something tells me you have been doing this hobby for quite some time.
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I feel blessed at my age to be able to hold so steady while shooting with this long heavy lens.

I think that 2006 was my first year with a digital SLR. As a birder it has been about 3 years in a bird club and general liking of birds all my life.

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