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Nurturing the Wide-eyed Innocent
Nurturing the Wide-eyed Innocent
hahn23


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2010 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO
Date: May 31, 2010
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/400s
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Feb 1, 2011

The Great Horned Owl nest, the momma owl and the owlet. Bubo virginianus.

These are owls in the wild. They are free to fly away. Not to be confused with owls in captivity. There are a lot of closeup photos of rehabilitation owls, which are always framed and cropped to conceal the tether and/or confinement. Wild owls in this image.

I have a lot of photos of adult owls. And, I have several photos of owlets. But, I only have two images of the parent and fledgling in the nest at the same time. They are nocturnal birds. It is the rareness of this image which caused me to select it for the Best of 2010 challenge.

Statistics
Place: 72 out of 429
Avg (all users): 6.2381
Avg (commenters): 7.4615
Avg (participants): 6.2387
Avg (non-participants): 6.2353
Views since voting: 1158
Views during voting: 299
Votes: 189
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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05/12/2012 04:22:56 PM
What a great looking couple :-)
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02/21/2011 05:18:50 PM
What a great capture !
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02/21/2011 03:45:05 PM
A 10 from me as well, I love nature photography and I know how difficult is to get a shot like this. Congratulations!
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02/21/2011 12:22:38 PM
It is the rareness of this image which caused me to select it for the Best of 2010 challenge.

And that's why it got a 10 from me. Incredible work, well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/20/2011 03:35:07 PM
Wow, what a find!! This is really amazing.
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02/20/2011 02:03:04 PM
That's sooo cool! Maybe it could be a tad sharper and brighter but the subjects are fantastic. Is this in the wilderness or some bird sanctuary?
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02/20/2011 01:57:31 PM
Lucky you to see and shoot this scene!
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02/20/2011 09:21:19 AM
What a great capture. I wish I could find such a scene to photograph. Nice work.
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02/18/2011 05:53:43 PM
Very cool
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02/18/2011 05:37:31 PM
Nice title; the different focus to the eyes is very interesting
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02/17/2011 09:46:45 PM
AWWWWWWW. What a bizarre looking baby. Adorable, but bizarre :-)
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02/16/2011 12:02:41 PM
Ohhh! What a catch! This is an amazing wildlife photo.
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02/16/2011 09:42:09 AM
bug eyed little bugger isn't he/she....would have liked a bit more sharp clarity on the owls, overall a great picture
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02/15/2011 10:15:54 PM
Nice find. Great title.
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02/14/2011 09:08:55 PM
Really great composition, those eyes, those eyes, too cute. 8
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02/14/2011 08:05:22 PM
Too wonderful! What a great capture.
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02/14/2011 04:55:10 PM
CUTEST EVER!
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02/14/2011 06:46:26 AM
good overall...not sure where the point of focus is, so maybe a bit on the soft side
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02/14/2011 01:57:46 AM
Great capture, nice eyes!
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