Blue-eyed Beauty by AuntDot

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This barred owl was captured at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in Homosassa, Florida.
I was surprised to see the blue eyes. (Now I know from Ted Busby that the blue is a reflection of the sky in the owl’s deep eyes.) I love the coloring and the feather pattern, as well as the face on this owl. The park has many birds in its care, most of which have permanent wing injuries.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D, Canon 55-250 lens at 250 mm

Top Ten Winner in the “Wise Owl” challenge in I Love Birds!, Feb. 26, 2012
FEATURED in Only Owls, Jan. 31, 2012
FEATURED in Furry Friend’s Features, Sept. 30, 2011
FEATURED in ♥Artists Universe♥, Sept. 29, 2011


owl, birds, wildlife, raptor, homosassa, wildlife park, barred owl

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • amar singh
    amar singhover 3 years ago

    Beautiful image

  • Thank you so much, Amar!

    – AuntDot

  • Orest Macina
    Orest Macinaover 3 years ago

    Great capture Dot…the image looks like it was painted!!

  • Doesn’t it look like a wistful owl? I loved the pose. Thanks so much, Orest.

    – AuntDot

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    Nicely done and presented Beautiful work in all its entirety Wonderful capture clairity and detail not to mention colour

  • Thank you for your wonderful comment, Rapture777!

    – AuntDot

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejover 3 years ago

    FaNtAsTiC work here!!

  • Thank you so very much, Linda!

    – AuntDot

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture

  • Thanks so much.

    – AuntDot

  • hardhhhat
    hardhhhatover 3 years ago

    Nice shot Dot Sam loves it.

  • Thank you, Vee. Glad to hear it made Sam happy. Worth posting it for that reason alone!

    – AuntDot

  • Diane Blastorah
    Diane Blastorahover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Dot! Love the soft colors of the face and those blue eyes. It’s a favorite! :)

  • Thanks very much, Diane!

    – AuntDot

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Wow those are beautiful blue eyes and a great capture Dot. I don’t think I have ever seen an owl with blue eyes. His plumage is fantastic too.

  • He looks so soft, doesn’t he? Thanks so much, Andrea.

    – AuntDot

  • Rainy
    Rainyover 3 years ago

    So cute very lovely shot Dot!

  • Thanks, Rainy. Glad you enjoyed it.

    – AuntDot

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 3 years ago

    Very sweet capture! I don’t think I have ever seen a shot of an owl with such an angelic expression in its eyes,and on its face, love it!

  • Thank you so much, Angie. I love the expression, too! Kind of wistful.

    – AuntDot

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