Great Grey Gaze, Transfixing by A.M. Ruttle

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Great Grey Gaze, Transfixing by 

Transfix: tr.v. trans·fixed, trans·fix·ing, trans·fix·es
1. To pierce with or as if with a pointed weapon.
2. To fix fast; impale.
3. To render motionless, as with terror, amazement, or awe.

See also Great Grey Owl Fluffing.

Featured in:
- The BEST of Redbubble, July 2012
- Nature In Its Entirety, April 2011
- Featured Woman Photographers, April 2011
- Made By Nature, September 2010
- The Beauty of Nature, August 2010
- Naturally BLACK/ WHITE, DUO and CONTRAST, July 2010
- Paws N Claws, July 2010
- The Silky Touch, February 2010
- Featured Features group, August 2009
- 300+ Go Long, August 2009
- Eye Contact group, June 2009
- Natural Color and Light group, Mar 2009
- I Love Birds group, Mar 2009
- The Birds group, Feb 2009
Thank you all!
Great grey owls hunt at the bottom of our hill from time to time, and I carry the camera in the hopes of catching them. This wild beauty was right above me when I shot this – it certainly made me feel like the next mouse on the menu! Canon 40D, 100-400 IS Lens, focal length 400mm, speed 1/400, f 6.3. Views 1549 through 30 July 2012, thanks for dropping by.

Wildlife, wild places, wild light… mountains, the ocean, the sky… ahhhhhhhl. Breathe deeply as you look into these images.

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  • Sally Green
    Sally Greenabout 6 years ago

    WOW… just wonderful!! x

  • Thanks so much, Sally! AMR

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)
    Gina Ruttle (...about 6 years ago

    So, A. M. Ruttle, where’d you find this beauty? Am VERY impressed! My owl sightings have been fleeting other than for a few occasions so ’fess up to how you captured this fantastic image. Whalegeek aka G

  • Got lucky with a “rash” of great grey owls, but haven’t been so lucky with them lately. I guess it comes under the heading of “treasure them when you can”!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 6 years ago

    Awesome capture

  • Thanks, Flowers! He was sitting on a perch right above me and I kept hoping he wouldn’t, well, you know what.

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Paul McGuire
    Paul McGuireabout 6 years ago

    Superb! So close yet so clear! Well done!

  • Thanks, Paul!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Neil Bygrave (NATURELENS)
    Neil Bygrave (...about 6 years ago

    Great close-up, love the detail

  • Such a treat to see you added this to your favorites, too; you’ve made my day!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • mstinak
    mstinakabout 6 years ago

    What an amazing shot! Beautiful

  • Thank you so much!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • PhillJ
    PhillJabout 6 years ago

    I think it’s all about the eyes. The feathers are just the frame. Great shot.

  • Thanks for the thoughtful comment, Phil; after seeing your portfolio, it’s a compliment to have to stop and look at this shot.

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)
    Gina Ruttle (...about 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature!

  • Wooohoo, love features!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • clizzio
    clizzioabout 6 years ago

    This is excellent. Congratulations on your feature in Natural Color and Light.

  • Thanks so much, clizzio; it’s such a rush to have it featured!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • chriso
    chrisoabout 6 years ago

    Great focus here and what a great expression. Wonderful capture.

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