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Burrowing Owl
30-MAR-2010 Tom Munson

Burrowing Owl

Adams Co WA

Take a look at this guys beak. Is that food or some kind of growth or tumor?

Canon EOS 7D ,Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
1/400s f/8.0 at 700.0mm iso400 full exif

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godro03-Jan-2013 15:00
Nice close up ,well done!!!
Bob Pelkey14-Apr-2010 20:47
Interesting shot, Tom. A great historical record.
Deniz Kilinc09-Apr-2010 07:53
cant take eyes off u :P
Carol Breton06-Apr-2010 13:35
How wonderful to find this, Tom, and what a terrific capture! ~
Jeanne Dammarell03-Apr-2010 14:54
Wonderful composition and details! I like that 'stare down' from the burrow doorway.
Dennis03-Apr-2010 11:43
Great capture Tom...love the eye contact.
Cheers !
Fong Lam02-Apr-2010 16:56
Can't tell what's that on the beak, hope it's not tumour...nice shot, Tom! V
Lise De Serres02-Apr-2010 16:01
I really love those eyes, what an expression he's giving you! congratulations!
coaster02-Apr-2010 15:21
Good shot, Tom!
davidksmith02-Apr-2010 11:56
Tom, love the shot. Great sharpness and depth of field.
Randy Adams02-Apr-2010 11:30
Fantastic capture Tom! (it does look like a tumor, but doesn't appear to be obstructing him in any way right now) V
Enny02-Apr-2010 10:41
excellent shot, I hope it's food and no tumor.
sandy barbour02-Apr-2010 09:57
What an intense look...another excellent shot Tom!
marko gregoric02-Apr-2010 09:34
Fantastic eyes and fantastic image. V.
lou_rozensteins02-Apr-2010 08:48
Wonderful details in that watchful face. Very nice shot.
fdt02-Apr-2010 08:38
Nice one. f
NealyBob02-Apr-2010 07:50
Wow! What an amazing shot of this owl! The eyes have it~!
heather02-Apr-2010 06:49
WOW.. those eyes! Wonderful shot Tom! V
Bryan Murahashi02-Apr-2010 04:55
Beautiful big intense eyes it has.
Judi Hastings02-Apr-2010 04:53
Love the eyes, they are so scrowling! I think I know someone that looks like this for real, like all the time! :) Very cool shot.
January Grey02-Apr-2010 04:32
Not sure about the beak, but those eyes are awesome, Tom! Although, it does look a bit grumpy! V~
Stuart Smith02-Apr-2010 03:44
The sharpness you attain is almost beyond comprehension.. very well done! As for the beak, I just cannot tell, maybe an injury?
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad02-Apr-2010 02:47
Nice tight head shot. V
Art Parnell02-Apr-2010 02:25
Great find and capture, Tom. The eyes are mesmerizing, the beak I'm not sure about.
Vince02-Apr-2010 01:58
Terrific shot. Amazing details especially on the eyes. Vote.
Jess. ( Lady.D.)02-Apr-2010 01:46
Ah come closer if you dare, great eye contact Tom, hard to tell from this shot about the beak Tom....
Char02-Apr-2010 01:12
This fellow looks like a judge about to pass a sentence. What an amazing and wonderful shot Tom! \/
Ron E. Trees 02-Apr-2010 00:36
I just simply love this photo!! Your timing is just amazing Tom!
Yi Feng02-Apr-2010 00:19
Fantastic capture, Tom! Lovely eyes!
Hank Vander Velde01-Apr-2010 23:26
SUPER sharp image Tom. Those eyes are mesmerizing.
Jay Levin01-Apr-2010 22:49
Janet sure called this one, Tom. Excellent detail.
Janet Forjan-Freedman01-Apr-2010 21:40
The piercing eye contact is fantastic!
jaso_pt01-Apr-2010 21:29
What a look. nice moment.