4.26.2015

Great Gray Owl


the light of the setting sun
beckoned


then presented 
the glorious great gray

who was hunting


and silently swooped to the earth 


capturing dinner
flew to another area


to hunt some more


how wonderful
the owl let me photograph it
take to heart it's artful ways
of 
being
an owl
in the setting suns light
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31 comments:

  1. What an opportunity you had! That's a beautiful creature and I know so hard to be able to photograph. Gorgeous!

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    1. yes, such an opportunity! the owl was in hunting mode and landing on low sticks and posts. it seemed to not mind me following along. I was amazed to see it capture it's dinner and swallow it whole!

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  2. Wow, congrat Tammie! Wonderful captured !

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  3. It seems a quiet animal that does not feel anything.

    Tomás.

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  4. Fabulous captures.......love the one peering over dried grasses!
    Thanks for introducing me to this beautiful bird.

    Ruby

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    1. I agree, amazing to have the owl on the ground peering at me through the grass!

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  5. Wow! What an awesome opportunity! And great pix.

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  6. Isn't he a handsome guy. Great shots.

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  7. Ever since I saw my first owl last March I have been captivated and entranced by these majestic birds. These photos are fabulous, Tammie. It's clear that there was great trust between you and your feathered friend!

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    1. hi Jeanie, the great gray did not seem concerned with me at all.

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  8. OH MY! Your lucky photo day for sure ♥♥♥♥ These shots are fantastic!!! Great captures of the spirit of the owl also..The hunter the watcher. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing!!!

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    1. yes, the hunter, the watcher!

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  9. Graceful and dignified. Beautiful shots!

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  10. Amazing photos Tammie, doesn't it feel like an honor to be in the presence of such a majestic being?

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    1. yes, i did feel honored Laura

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  11. Wow - what wonderful shots.

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  12. A wonderful owl story in photos, Tammie! Those eyes were watching you and accepting your presence.

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  13. How amazing are those shots! Wonderful work - you have captured the majesty of this beautiful creature so completely!

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  14. thank you everyone for your visits, messages and for enjoying the Great Gray!

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  15. oh be still my heart…..wow!!!!

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  16. Oh my - incredible photos. I love the light of the setting sun on your owl.

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  17. What a beauty. And I just love the peeking photo ~ it's not only charming, it has that provocative verve too ~ like the spirit owl ~ inviting us to look closer, deeper ...

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  18. Ha Tammie, stunning the wise owl, so beautiful
    all the wonderful photo's ..........
    It is also my favorite animal and Totums
    Warm regards Christiene.

    Ha Tammie, prachtig de wijse uil,zo mooi
    alle prachtige foto,s ..........
    Het is ook mijn lieveling dier en Totums
    Lieve groet Christiene.

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  19. Incontro fantastico, sembra cosi antico!! Grazie per condividere!; )

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  20. Welch ein Glücksfall, diesen schönen Vogel so einzufangen.

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  21. wow!! majestic ...incredible! This stole my heart and to see this owl just now..was a wonderful synchronicitiy for me this morning!!
    beautiful my friend!

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  22. Oh wow! Gorgeous photos! I'm impressed by your photos and the owl! I love owls, but seldom get to see one. Guess I should go to where it is and not opposite - haha! But I lately bought some stencils of owls that I'm trying out.. :)
    I love the one where the owl is showing up the eyes and hiding the rest of its body!! Charming! :)

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  23. he is gorgeous and so are your images.

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  24. Wow indeed! What a wondrous experience and so beautifully documented. Gosh! gorgeous creature.

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie