A morning with the Short Eared Owls

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The wait wasn't long after the long drive and wondering out in the very cold field before my efforts started paying off, I saw my first Short Eared Owl for the year. It wasn't much longer before yet another and another SEO appeared along with the Harriers both a female and male. So for the next few hours I had quite a bit of excitement in shooting both the harriers and SEO's.
Here's just a few of the many images shot that morning.

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Wow. Awesome set of images, Louie. You got it all. Great light, good action, and flawless technical execution. Really nice. I love the action in the first one but that third shot is about a perfect shot IMO. You got eye contact, motion toward the camera, and visibility of both dorsal and underside of the wings. Great job.

What did I do today? Shoveled snow and walked the dog in a blizzard :(

BTW I'm always amused when I see a shot like no.2 or 4. These guys look like the head is three times too big for their body.
 

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AMAZING! I wanna walk in a field with you!!!! Just seeing these birds in person would be such a treat! Print #3 BIG!

Thank goodness you can create and share such stunning images with us!!!! Great warm up for Bosque...............!
 
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Wow. Awesome set of images, Louie. You got it all. Great light, good action, and flawless technical execution. Really nice. I love the action in the first one but that third shot is about a perfect shot IMO. You got eye contact, motion toward the camera, and visibility of both dorsal and underside of the wings. Great job.

What did I do today? Shoveled snow and walked the dog in a blizzard :(

BTW I'm always amused when I see a shot like no.2 or 4. These guys look like the head is three times too big for their body.
Thanks very much Dan, I appreciate your comments very much. And yes, this is much better than shoveling snow.
These blow me away, Louie, especially #3. It must have been a terrific outing. And . . . that first shot makes my neck hurt!;)
Thanks, appreciate it.
Wonderful Louis, really locked on those bright yellow eyes, Great set!
Thank you.
AMAZING! I wanna walk in a field with you!!!! Just seeing these birds in person would be such a treat! Print #3 BIG!

Thank goodness you can create and share such stunning images with us!!!! Great warm up for Bosque...............!
Really appreciate your comments Karen, thank you. Wish I was going to Bosque this year but I'm afraid that's out due to all of the closures down there.
 
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Great shots Louie but I can't look at them because they were shot with Sony equipment :)
Thanks very much, and yes I know those darn Sony camera images keep popping up.
Amazing...#3 is my favorite of a great set!

Glenn
Thanks very much Glenn.
These are just plain great so hard to capture, they are so shifty, well done
Most appreciated Andreas, thank you.
Thanks.
Incredible. Love #3. Excellent work.
Thank you,
 
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