Northern Pygmy Owl

Posted by mikullashbee on Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:59 am

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Here is a another frame of a Northern Pygmy Owl who became quite consistent with his hunting patterns, allowing me to position myself in a favourable location before he even got there. This ones a little bit different showing his wee belly and talons. While I was out shooting this pair who were hunting naturally, i had one land a meter from me at eye level. It was the trippiest thing to see one that close, and realize just how tiny these guys are.
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by john on Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:13 am
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Beautiful pose and light. Great find!

by Denis55 on Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:43 am
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Excellent capture,and story, Michael!
Super cute!

by swanuck on Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:00 am
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beautiful image nice capture good bg

by joem on Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:02 am
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Terrific capture Mike, love the pose.

by Isaac Grant on Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:39 am
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Unique frame of an owl with an excellent pose and background. I would love to see one of these like this. Congrats on the sighting and the picture.

by RLK on Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:59 pm
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I really like the pose you capture here and the background colors works perfectly.

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by LynnS on Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:43 pm
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Mike, love the angular swagger, he posed like a little rock star for you :)  Great to see the clutching talons and the BG is really sweet - beautiful capture.
I know what you mean about how tiny some species are - had that realization with Burrowing Owls - we're constantly looking at them greatly magnified, and when you see them up close with the naked eye, it's like wow! they're tiny.
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by dissent on Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:48 pm
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Fine pose and POV.

by Matt Filosa on Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:34 pm
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Fantastic everything!



by Karl Egressy on Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:00 pm
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Killer shot of this beauty, Mike.

by Ray Robles on Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:33 pm
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Beautiful image, love the BG colors goes with the bird superbly.

by david fletcher on Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:49 pm
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such a cracking shot! congrats on the EP too.
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:05 pm
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Cool pose, great details and BG, Michael!
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by mikullashbee on Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:32 am
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Thanks everyone for commenting, always appreciated, and thanks for the EP. Cheers
Thanks for looking,
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by David Salem on Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:02 am
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Such a nice look at this little guy!! Great pose, perch, BG and details. Very nice Mike and Congratulations on the EP
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by TerryWSmith on Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:25 pm
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Congrats on an exceptional image.

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by Arabinda Debnath on Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:35 pm
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Superb image,Michael!Beautiful perch,pose and bg. Congrats on EP.

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