I entered a contest

May 17, 2012  •  2 Comments
One way to get a dose of humility is to enter a contest. After hours of laborious decision making, I selected to enter these photos into the Birds As Art Photo Contest. The contest has now closed, and the winning entries are beginning to be displayed on the contest website. Since I have not been contacted to validate my entries with the submission...
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The End of the Trail

May 16, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
I had spent several hours on the Nature Trail at the park, hoping to see something special - the fledgling Barred Owls out in the trees with one or both of their parents. I had walked around the loop a couple of times, and back and forth along the part of the trail where I had usually seen the male howl over the past few weeks, and seen no sign of...
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Barred Owls 2011-2012

May 13, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
Last year, I first saw the Barred Owls just as the babies were fledging and for a few days after they fledged. I didn't see them again until this Spring, and have been following and photographing them since. The first few shots are from last year. The rest are from this year, and I hope to have the good fortune to see the babies out of the nest and...
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Chasing the Owl

May 13, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
I've been following and photographing this Barred Owl for a few weeks now. I've been amazed at how tolerant he is of me and my camera, but even more amazed that he is just as tolerant of groups of photographers and admirers. You can see more photos of him, as well as a few of his babies peeking out his nest by clicking the "My Photographs" link at...
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Persistence

April 26, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
For the past few weeks I've been hoping to get some photos of Barred Owls. I've returned to the same park where I've seen the owls at a distance, but never close enough to get any good photos. Finally, this past week I've had several opportunities to photograph owls in good locations and been happy with the results. The day I shot this, I had walke...
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