- serp2000 (570)
- [2008-12-11 3:50]
Superb! I like your work! Very funny shot!
Fine colours! How long distance between you and owl?TFS!
Best wishes from Ural,
- zulfu (43)
- [2008-12-11 4:14]
superb shot of this owl in his nest. Wonderful composition and details.
TFS and G's,
- siggi (52850)
- [2008-12-11 4:36]
This is a great find and a nice shot of this Eastern Screech-Owl.
Very well done!! TFS
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2008-12-11 4:52]
it's always nice to find rare birds, This one look a bit sleepy
in the daylight.;-)
Not easy to see, well camouflaged with the same colours of the tree. Nice colours and fine details.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-12-11 4:59]
A wonderful capture of an Eastern Screetch Owl from your archives. The tecnical quality is great, giving us a fine view of the owl in its tree hole, as well as the fine bark of the old tree.
Thanks for sharing this delight Rick,
- baclama (181)
- [2008-12-11 5:57]
il fallait le voir et en plus tu l'as bien pris!
- nagraj (15166)
- [2008-12-11 6:16]
Very beautiful image, capturing the owl so deep in its sleep in nest hole. Good composition with bit of sky for relief which adds some colors here. A vertical image with nothing but the trunk and nest hole too would be great to see. Just imagining. tfs.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-12-11 6:28]
Brilliant to find this well camouflaged little Owl in its hollow! I'm glad it returned to you and that you got this excellent image! Very sharp details and a fine composition in nice natural colours.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
- Wolfpower (1075)
- [2008-12-11 7:05]
You must have owl radar.
Another beautiful capture.This is a well composed capture of this little eastern screech owl.The plumage details are excellent.
Wonderful texture and sharpness.
- MartinL (0)
- [2008-12-11 7:42]
Well, this guys seems to fit right into his surroundings. I am sure it would be really easy to walk by and never see him. Good job. I like how your picture shows this owl blending into the background. TFS.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-12-11 7:46]
What a cute scene and charming owl. Lights and colouration of the shot are amazing as well as whole scene. I am impressed with similarity of bird and bark coloration. Bravo. Superb, lovely for looking job.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-12-11 10:35]
I remember you posted this photo before, but in a crop. I like this one more. It's in a beautiful composition now and the sharpness and colours are better.
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-12-11 12:12]
Hi Rick. A fine close view of this sleepy Owl. It colours blend in so well with the tree trunk. I exspect you were pleased to see its return to the same tree. well done TFS.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-12-11 13:00]
Really rare?! Wow..I think Asbed may have some simialr to this...not sure if the same or not but simialr to sticking its head out of the knot...Neat image..The tree makes the frame perfect...Hey guy! get ready! It is coming! snowy weekend ahead!
- pekkavalo1 (6789)
- [2008-12-11 13:33]
Very good capture of Eastern Screech Owl in its natural habitat. Great POV and composition, sharp details, nice sleepy impression. Well spotted and captured!
- angela926 (3083)
- [2008-12-11 13:54]
Fantastic capture of this owl, he almost perfectly blends in to hid surroundings! wonderful composition and pov, beautiful natural colors and sharpness.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-12-11 14:26]
Excellent posting - a lovely composition - 'classic' pose and greta detail.
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2008-12-11 17:00]
This is sweet Rick. It is such a classic shot... an owl in a perfect owl hole in a tree. How fun to find a subject so close to home. I like this shot a lot and of course my husband is green with envy!
Evelynn : )
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-12-11 17:03]
If there's an owl in Alberta you will find it! I can't get over the wonderful birds and animals you find. How wonderful to see him in his house in the tree. Poor thing is so tired he can't keep his eyes opened. The owl is marvelous - with wonderful colors and sharpness. A spectacular shot!!!!
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-12-11 17:43]
excellent close-up shot of this superb camouflaged bird,
with fine POV, excellent sharpness and details, TFS
- xTauruSx (788)
- [2008-12-11 21:04]
Hello Rick, Superb shot of this cute owl in its nest Beautiful colours. Very good POV and composition.
- maurydv (36428)
- [2008-12-11 22:17]
spettacolare immagine di Assiolo catturato con ottima definizione in questa straordinaria cornice del cavo di questo albero, molto belli i colori che evidenziano bene il mimetismo del piumaggio.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-12-12 0:52]
Hi My dear friend Rick, what aperfect capture in all around. The sleeping owl in his nest seems happy. Very cute posture and lovely composition. TFS.
- fragman (43778)
- [2008-12-12 6:08]
great cokposition and sharpness, TFS Ori
- joey (24909)
- [2008-12-13 15:24]
Lovely photo, Rick!
I like how cosy the owl looks in his home :-)
Very well done,