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The Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) is active at any time of day or night. Irruptions of southern straying and starving Great Gray Owls have been reported in in the Dunrobin, ON (Canada) region where this photo was taken in 2008.

Image was taken with a Canon EOS 20D, a Canon 70-200mm lens and a Canon 1.4t.c. Photo is cropped and postwork done in AP.

Settings: Ap. 5.6, Shutter 1/640, Focal length – 240mm


     


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predators, owls, great gray owls, birds

Comments

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsover 4 years ago

    Excellent shot Francine!!!!

  • Sure wish they were back here this year. ;-) Thanks Michael.

    Francine

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  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickover 4 years ago

    Just breathtaking Francine, well done and instant fave!

  • Yup, I WAS holding my breath when this owl spotted me. ;-) Many, many thanks Kimberly. I’m so glad you like it my friend.

    Francine

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  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardover 4 years ago

    That is just spectacular … really beautiful and truly showing the character of the bird!

  • Last winter was an “irruption” year for these Northern Owls making a southern trip to our region. It sure was an exciting one ;-) Many thanks for your lovely comments byronbackyard. I truly appreciate them.

    Francine
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  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thanks Rick. Appreciate it!

    Francine

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  • Paul Adkin
    Paul Adkinover 4 years ago

    This is stunning so beautiful your focusing is just great, love the eyes great capture
    very well done Francine.

  • So glad you like this one Paul. Thanks.

    Francine
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  • Paul Adkin
    Paul Adkinover 4 years ago

    PS adding to favourites

  • Thanks for adding this one to your favs. Much appreciated!

    Francine

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  • EagleHunter
    EagleHunterover 4 years ago

    WOW, what an amazing shot!

  • Right place at the right time. Lady Luck on my side. Studying behaviour has a great advantage. ;-) Many thanks EagleHunter.

    Francine
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  • Lee-Anne Carver
    Lee-Anne Carverover 4 years ago

    I am glad you were not the mouse. Wow! His glare is spellbinding. Great clarity and everything else. :)

  • ;-) ME TOO. LOL Many, many thanks Lee-Ann, your so kind.

    Francine
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  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallover 4 years ago

    awesome shot :))

  • Thank you so very much Trish. I do feel rather privileged to have not only witnessed these northern visitors, but to be able to photograph them as well.

    Cheers,

    Francine
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  • mike-giov
    mike-giovover 4 years ago

    Having just gone out to find some owl shots and coming back virtually empty handed – I am in awe. A true master at work.

  • Hello Mike, and thanks for adding this photo to your favorites. It is a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to seeing your work here on redbubble. I want to also thank you very much for such high praise compliments. I do very much enjoy photography and I strive to push my photography to the “next level” . I feel that an important tool is to take the time and study my subjects, particularly wildlife behaviour. That has proven to be the most valuable tool for me. Thank you again, so very much Mike.

    Francine
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