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Great Grey Owl Encounter 3 by proverbialcheese Great Grey Owl Encounter 3 by proverbialcheese
alttle blurry and grainy think its the lousy expired film I had to work with.

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DevarinStar Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
i love owls, but this one scares me lol. it has almost a human expression in its eyes, theres just something creepy there lol. i cant explain it.
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proverbialcheese Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
Yeah he was giving me the look.... I was only about 20 feet away from him and he's a wild bird.
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cycoze Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Has made itself look very long, nice shot.
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proverbialcheese Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
:bow: thanks.
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cycoze Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Very welcome.
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smevcars Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
ohmygod its looking at me :fear:
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proverbialcheese Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
Yeah You should see the shot of it with its head turned all the way around staring me in the eyes. Thanks for the comment.
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Toadsmoothy2 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
Nice catch :nod:
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proverbialcheese Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
Thank you. I purposely held back from zooming all the way in because I thought leaving the branches in the shot added something to it.
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Toadsmoothy2 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
It does! :nod: Good decision! :clap:
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StudioJFISH Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
This looks like something out of a horror film, gives me the chills man. I love it!
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proverbialcheese Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
I assure you I didnt get away until it had ripped out my spleen!
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Himeko-hime Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
it reminds me of this lady that sits all the way in the front and turns around constantly during the meetings LOL
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proverbialcheese Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
lol, one congregation I visited had an honest to goodness bag lady as a member. she was senile and took all their memorial invitations on them.
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Himeko-hime Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
lol
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loveshaq Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
looks like he's sticking his nose in the air and saying "look at me!" kind of like an old english toff. great shots all of 'em!
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proverbialcheese Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
Yah he looked like he could take me if he wanted too. I knew he would just fly away but I was still apprehensive. It was intimidating
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loveshaq Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
a good thing to do if you come across a wild animal is to not find it intimidating, insted think of it as a friend and welcome it's company, because they can sense the fear in you. however if they sense you are not hostile with time and practice you will be able to accomplish amazing shots like you will not believe. :nod:
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proverbialcheese Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
Thanks for the advice most of the anxiety is hoping you can get your camera focused in time before it flies away.
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loveshaq Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
thats why autofocus is such a good thing. thats why digital cameras are great!
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proverbialcheese Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
Yes but sometimes autofocus gets glitchy I find or doesent focus on what you want...
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loveshaq Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
yes indeed, very true!
i learnt photography using a 1980's film SLR with manual focus, so i have a sharp eye when it comes to the whole manual focusing thing. which is one of the things i'll thank my dad for, at some point. actually i can't remember whether it was him who taught me it or me teaching myself... :shrugs: anyway yeah...
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proverbialcheese Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
thank you. Theese owls came down from up north, they were even spotted in downtown Ottawa (a city of roughly 1million people) but its rare they come that far south. They had to leave because of all the bird watchers, they must eat a ridiculous amount of mce everyday to survive and all the birdwatchers scared their mice away. Kind of explinswhy they ussually only live in remote areas.
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loveshaq Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
why do they come down from up north? for food, to keep warm or cooler?
silly birdwatchers! jk :laughing:
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proverbialcheese Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
And they do like eating a lot of mice...
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loveshaq Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
:nod:
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proverbialcheese Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
Well birdwatchers are an endangered species....
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loveshaq Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
:laughing:
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proverbialcheese Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
I dunno I forget. Its not something they ussually do. so something probaly forced them to.
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loveshaq Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
wouldn't surprise me. seems the only thing this world knows is force.
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proverbialcheese Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
I dont mean violence I mean like the weather forced them or lack of food something like that. no one hunts owls they arent useful as prey. Unless your hunting them with a camera that is...
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loveshaq Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
weather, lack of food. due to the dramatic climate change. due to mankinds action or in-action as the majority of the case is.
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MattiasA Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the gaze
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proverbialcheese Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
thank you. that is what i love about getting close to animals is interacting with them yu never know how they will react. One of the coolest experiences I had ata zoo was with a baboon it looked like Rafiki from the lion king all colorful. I put my hand up to the glass and he put his hand up on the other side it was really cool. I got a little girl to do the same thing and tried to take a pic but it was so dark in there it didnt turn out too well.
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proverbialcheese Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
Yes guess i got told!
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