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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-27
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-12-21 8:47
Viewed: 1218
Points: 16
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Great Grey Owl

The largest Owl in the North America. The Great Grey Owl does not migrate south for the winter and is an excellent rodent hunter. Both male and female owl can grow to 33 inches tall and weight just over 3 pounds. Their wingspan is 60 inches and can fly quietly through the forest or above a meadow. They can be hard to spot if they are in the forests since their plumage blends in will with their surroundings. They can be much easier to spot if they land in the open.

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Hi Janice,
What a beauty! In the Blurs here in Oregon there is an area designated for the Great Grays, and one I was just speaking of visiting soon yesterday. Congrats on your image,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-12-21 10:38]

Hello Janice,
Beautiful portrait of this owl in fine sharpness and nice natural colours. Maybe with a tripod or monopod the sharpness was perfect. Well chosen composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-12-21 11:41]

Hi Janice,the sharpness is not the best but i understand,not easy to make better without tripod and considering the light and the distance.A beautiful portrait in a lovely pose.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-12-21 19:07]

Hello Janice,
What a neat shot of this gorgeous Great Grey Owl. I actually have never seen one in the wild, but hope to someday. Looks like you were right on top of the bird when you captured this shot, great work. Love those big yellow eyes and beautiful grizzled like plumage. Nice clean green BG. Well done!!

Hello Janice

Beautiful portrait of this Great Grey Owl, excellent focus,
sharpness, and details of its eyes and wonderful plumage, TFS


Hallo Janice
very nice picture of this big owl
good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

Ciao Janice, fantastic portrait, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016, ciao Silvio

Hi, Janice. Another lovely portrait of this Great Gray Owl with excellent clarity and sharpness. Those piercing eyes like they are staring at someone else. I have seen a few of these in the wild but not this close. Thanks for sharing.

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