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01/30/2005 07:14:47 PM · #1
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Great grey owls which are seldom seen have moved out of their boreal forest habitat in the north in search of food! It is really great to watch them hunt. They become much more active at dusk. They have taken roost in and around Ottawa and offer great opertunites for local photographers. I now have Cannon L lense fever after seeing so many today! Just thought I would share some pictures! Comments welcome.

Message edited by author 2005-01-30 19:16:03.
01/30/2005 07:16:22 PM · #2
great stuff , look's like you had a lot of fun !!
01/30/2005 07:17:20 PM · #3
You got some great photos there, I like number 3 in particular.
01/30/2005 07:17:44 PM · #4
I sure did Have fun! I saw 6 owls today so it would be hard not to get some good ones. Anyone in the Ottawa area find March Valley road in Kanata and you will do well!

Message edited by author 2005-01-30 19:20:59.
01/30/2005 07:23:57 PM · #5
Originally posted by scottwilson:

You got some great photos there, I like number 3 in particular.

Thanks Scott!
01/30/2005 07:31:18 PM · #6
Originally posted by Dim7:

Anyone in the Ottawa area find March Valley road in Kanata and you will do well!


Great shots indeed. I do know that as soon as I get back home I will make a point of finding that location and trying my best to capture shots like these... truly awesome.

Ray

Message edited by author 2005-01-30 19:31:51.
01/30/2005 07:42:38 PM · #7
what a cool bird.
01/30/2005 08:06:20 PM · #8
Originally posted by RayEthier:

Originally posted by Dim7:

Anyone in the Ottawa area find March Valley road in Kanata and you will do well!


Great shots indeed. I do know that as soon as I get back home I will make a point of finding that location and trying my best to capture shots like these... truly awesome.

Ray

Thanks Ray
Its behind the Alcatel building on March road. Right on Terry Fox, left on to March Valley road. They are predicted to be around for another 3 weeks. The Owls are more active on cloudy days!
Neil
01/30/2005 08:09:43 PM · #9
Great work. Left comments on a couple. Cheers....Martin
01/30/2005 08:19:16 PM · #10
Thanks Martin and Denis!
01/30/2005 08:23:41 PM · #11
The third pic is pretty extraordinary.... Reminds one of a Gryphon, medieval imaginary beast with head of lion and, typically, short, upright wings.

Robt.
01/30/2005 08:28:01 PM · #12
A great series of photos. Thanks for posting them.
01/30/2005 08:47:04 PM · #13
Thanks Marjo and Rob
I really enjoyed taking them!

Message edited by author 2005-01-30 20:48:30.
01/31/2005 05:46:15 PM · #14
Thanks for the favorite beagleboy!
01/31/2005 05:52:06 PM · #15
They are all great shots but I like the 6th one alot. You say you have L glass fever and these are great so what lens did you use? I have to admit that I also have L glass fever.
01/31/2005 05:52:23 PM · #16
Fantastic shots. It must have been exciting to see them!
01/31/2005 07:21:54 PM · #17
Originally posted by fsteddy:

They are all great shots but I like the 6th one alot. You say you have L glass fever and these are great so what lens did you use? I have to admit that I also have L glass fever.

I use a cheap 70-300mm Sigma f4-5.6 , paid $110 US for it! I would sure like to get a decent L tele-lens. I must have seen 8 nice lenses on the weekend the most expensive at $12000. Thats way out of my league!
01/31/2005 07:23:46 PM · #18
must be facinating to see..
01/31/2005 08:53:27 PM · #19
Originally posted by gibun:

must be facinating to see..

They really are!
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Message edited by author 2005-01-31 20:57:28.
02/01/2005 06:49:40 PM · #20
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02/02/2005 03:46:34 AM · #21
Originally posted by Dim7:

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I sure hope these fellas are that active when I get back home Dim7, they are astounding. Great job in taking all these wonderful photos.

Ray
02/03/2005 08:16:56 PM · #22
They are sticking around so far Ray. These are from Today just outside Munster.
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It was late afternoon so not lots of light

Message edited by author 2005-02-03 20:24:58.
02/03/2005 08:38:29 PM · #23
they are gorgeous shots of gorgeous birds. They almost look mystical

Message edited by author 2005-02-03 20:38:55.
02/03/2005 08:47:52 PM · #24
Thanks
Yes they do have a mystical- medieval look.
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Message edited by author 2005-02-03 20:48:39.
02/03/2005 10:56:07 PM · #25
Very cool shots Neil. I think the 4th one (Grey Owl_275511.jpg) is the best for it's sharpness. But the 6th (Grey2627.jpg) is soo cool because of the way you caught him so dead straight on. Keep up the good work.

Ottawa area, gonna be there for another 3 weeks, eh. Wish I could get away.
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