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Barred Owl environmental portrait taken in winter near Shirley’s Bay Ontario
Nikon D7000
Manual Exposure
1/400 sec

Ottawa Area Photographers – February 2011
Eye Contact group – March 2011

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nature, bird, wildlife, owl, winter, ontario, birds


  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldalmost 4 years ago

    G’day Heather you have captured a beautiful bird here. It is worthy of a GOLD medal in my book this is superb! :)

  • Thanks so much Janine.
    I appreciate such encouraging words.

    – Heather Pickard

  • Ocean1111
    Ocean1111almost 4 years ago

    This is an amazing photograph. I love Owls, and this is amazing. What Beauty!

  • He’s wild and free!
    A special chance encounter I had on route to some favorite bird feeders.

    – Heather Pickard

  • crickmedia
    crickmediaalmost 4 years ago

    beautiful image well done!

  • I appreciate your comment…thanks!

    – Heather Pickard

  • Pat Moore
    Pat Moorealmost 4 years ago

    Heather great capture!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks so much Pat!

    – Heather Pickard

  • Kasey Cline
    Kasey Clinealmost 4 years ago

    Stunning image. Great clarity of the Owl and the bg flows so perfectly! Well done!

  • Thanks. I appreciate your specific comments.
    Means a lot.

    – Heather Pickard

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 4 years ago

    Lovely capture !

    3 February 2011 … one image a day

  • Thanks Trish.
    Always great to hear from you.

    – Heather Pickard

  • Bill McMullen
    Bill McMullenalmost 4 years ago

    I really like the “big picture” with the Barred Owl’s natural surroundings. Well done. That area is always full of surprises…

  • Thanks Bill, yes, One does not have to venture far out of the city to find wildlife to photograph.

    – Heather Pickard

  • jamesmcdonald
    jamesmcdonaldalmost 4 years ago

    good show Heather! She’s definitely eyeing you.

  • Yes, and about a minute later the bird flushed.
    Its to be expected with these wild creatures.

    – Heather Pickard

  • SamTheCowdog
    SamTheCowdogalmost 4 years ago

    March 25 2011 – Congratulations on your feature! :)

  • Thank-you… its a nice honour.

    – Heather Pickard

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreover 3 years ago

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