Eastern Screech Owl.

Posted by Karl Egressy on Sat May 25, 2019 8:13 pm

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There was a great downpour lasting for about an hour. We just got there when it started and the Owl was still out. We went home and got back a couple of hours later. Poor guy was pretty wet.

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HH from the car.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Sat May 25, 2019 8:58 pm
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He looks like he's wondering why you don't get out of the rain! ;). Very cool pose in his hideaway the wet really brings out the colors. I like how the big tree emphasizes his littleness. A very fine capture.
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by Jan Wegener on Sun May 26, 2019 4:07 am
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very nice image Karl

by joem on Sun May 26, 2019 5:07 am
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Cracking capture Karl.

by Jim_B on Sun May 26, 2019 5:09 am
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He sure doesn't look too happy! Excellent detail and composition, the green moss adds some nice color to the browns and grays of this fine image.
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by Jakejacoby on Sun May 26, 2019 8:11 am
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Great find Karl. Love the "hot tub" look.

by david fletcher on Sun May 26, 2019 8:17 am
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Cynthia Crawford wrote:
He looks like he's wondering why you don't get out of the rain! ;). Very cool pose in his hideaway the wet really brings out the colors. I like how the big tree emphasizes his littleness.  A very fine capture.

well said... cracking image Karl!
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by Peter Ireland on Sun May 26, 2019 10:23 am
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Nice capture. Would this be the Owls nest hole, or was it just seeking shelter?

by Moby Dick on Sun May 26, 2019 1:56 pm
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How nice to be able to find an Eastern screech owl so accessible. Clearly living in a wet environment based on the moss on the tree. Nice eye contact and love that wet plumage.

by Ron Day on Sun May 26, 2019 2:58 pm
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Excellent soft light and composition, Karl. Great shot of this little fellow!

by Carol Clarke on Sun May 26, 2019 4:06 pm
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It must be very grateful to have that nice hidey hole to get out of the rain, Karl! A lovely shot with little grumpy framed so beautifully by the tree.

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by peter makuch on Sun May 26, 2019 5:25 pm
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perfect timing on your part, this is the best color one, superbly done KARL.

by Katlady on Tue May 28, 2019 4:44 pm
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Lucky, lucky you.Tried several times to photograph these guys in Florida this year. I had no luck.
He does look soaked...hope you got another chance.
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by Nate Chappell on Tue May 28, 2019 7:32 pm
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Excellent shot Karl, great to get him so awake!
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