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The most common owl in North and South America, the great horned owl has adapted to a wide variety of habitats and climates.

In this image, I have given Bubo (his name – which comes from the Genus in his scientific name) a lovely perch… from the background courtesy of Alba_stock (DA). and then I set the time and the mood with textures by darkwood67, frenchkiss, and Anna Lenabem.
Model: Bubo – photographed at The Raptor Center – Univ. of Minn., St. Paul, Minnesota; Fuji FinePix S3 Pro, nikkor lens.

My name is Kimberley (Kim). Thank you for visiting my gallery – I appreciate your visit and welcome your comments.
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  • KBritt
    KBrittover 2 years ago

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Stunning work…

  • Thanks so much – greatly appreciated Julie!!! ~ Kim

    – KBritt

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 2 years ago

    The background work here is terrific, Kim, and really suits the main subject…tones are blended and appropriate….really nicely done with a certain amount of drama which makes it really eye-catching…

  • Thanks so much dear Kat! All credit for the background to the person who made it – I added textures and did some blending and color changes. It seemed to suite my quest for a dusk or dawn atmosphere….
    ~ Kim

    – KBritt

  • swaby
    swabyover 2 years ago

    So nicely done Kim, your friend looks quite comfy and at home! Beautiful work, love the background you have chosen, great lighting and wonderful detail on the Owl!

  • Thank you Tina – I used flash for him as he was in a dimly lit room when photographed. I have a setting on the camera to under expose the flash, so I don’t get that harshness usually associated with it. My goal is to get him into a more wooded setting too, but this one was so charming and I learn a lot by working with the stock back grounds…
    Thanks again!!! ~kim

    – KBritt

  • hampshirelady
    hampshireladyover 2 years ago

    OOOh! He looks so elegant and aristocratic on his posh perch Kim. A lovely piece of manip here – love it!

  • So very glad you like it Sue!!! Thanks for the wonderful comment and fave!!!
    xxX ~ Kim

    – KBritt

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 2 years ago

    Wonderful work Kim! :) x

  • Thanks so much Carol… I just fell in love with this guy… might see more of him! lol
    Thanks again!!! ~kim

    – KBritt

  • MarieG
    MarieGover 2 years ago

    Now…this is an instant favorite for me!!! Gosh! you’ve been busy while I was away!!! Love this image…great subject and just the right amount of magic…love these image that fire your imagination…very creative and a true inspiration my dear! Looove it! Marie xx

  • Marie, I am so happy you like it!! I got so many good shots at the Raptor Center, that I will be getting creative with some other birds too… but this guy was pretty impressive!! lol
    Thanks for your kind visit – glad to be part of the cycle of inspiration on here!!! : }
    xxx ~ kim

    – KBritt

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