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20130119 103 SERIES -  Great Gray Owl2.jpg
19-JAN-2013 Hank v/d Velde

20130119 103 SERIES - Great Gray Owl2.jpg


Five images of a Great Gray hunting its prey. This is one of eight GG Owls that I've photographed/seen so far this winter. There were four in this area, three in an other and one in an other. Others have seen them at other places around Ottawa also. There seems to be a mini irruption of these Owls here this year.This happens every five years or so when the food supply (voles) up north is scarce. It was a major irruption some seven years ago that got me started into wild-life photography. That year they were just everywhere. Most years we see none to a few, perhaps isolated, sightings.

Top Image: Zeroing in on the bait.

"Do I have it?"

"I'd better take a closer look."

"Darn it, I missed."

"Come on guys/gals, give me another one!"

Nikon D800 ,AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
1/1600s f/8.0 at 200.0mm iso1250 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Rick & José van der Weijde11-Mar-2013 20:35
Stunning series Hank! Well done!
carlogalliani29-Jan-2013 13:11
Great series !
Larry Umthun28-Jan-2013 02:02
Great series of Great Gray Owl pictures!
Jean Chiasson26-Jan-2013 21:55
Spectacular shot action Hank vote
Kim23-Jan-2013 21:35
Super work! V
Mark Chambers LRPS23-Jan-2013 20:55
Cracking shot. V
Jay Levin23-Jan-2013 03:34
This is an awesome series, Hank. Congratulations on such fine work!
Claude Gagnon23-Jan-2013 03:27
Fantastic the last shot :))
Jean D23-Jan-2013 02:55
Nice series in the pick up attempt to no avail..
Dave Hawkins23-Jan-2013 01:30
Amazing series Hank! Great work
coreyhayes23-Jan-2013 01:11
awesome work.
sandy barbour23-Jan-2013 00:46
Spectacular series Hank, excellent shots!!! V
wade clare23-Jan-2013 00:41
Nice work,Hank
Pierre Martin22-Jan-2013 23:36
magnific serie's, Hank
Stephanie22-Jan-2013 21:56
WOW!!! This is a fabulous series Hank! My compliments to you!!!!! :)
Lise De Serres22-Jan-2013 21:54
Great serie and love the little story!
NealyBob22-Jan-2013 21:06
These are excellent Hank~! Very sharp~!
Penny B22-Jan-2013 20:33
Another series of tack sharp shots. Great capture of the flight action.
Chris Spracklen22-Jan-2013 20:29
Wow, you and Godro are turning out some spectacular shots of this beautiful creature, Hank!
My compliments, my friend. *V*
godro22-Jan-2013 19:56
Nice serie bravo!!!
Steve Morris22-Jan-2013 18:49
Top drawer nature photography Hank!!BV
Dan Greenberg22-Jan-2013 17:41
Fantastic mini series of this awesome looking specimen. The pose of the first one especially is outstanding and all of them together tell a very dramatic story. ~BV~
Wayne Millar22-Jan-2013 17:22
Great series of action shots Hank.
CatherineSimard22-Jan-2013 17:06
Great series Hank!
Chris Picard22-Jan-2013 16:33
Great job taking advantage of this unique opportunity Hank. Love the top wings-spread shot. These are beautiful birds and one I have never seen in the wild.
SageCreek Images22-Jan-2013 16:16
Super set of image, Hank...
jean-yves chamberland22-Jan-2013 16:13
superb serie Hank! love the first one. nice work.
Simon Chandler22-Jan-2013 15:51
Amazing storytelling series of images! Excellent capture. Thanks for sharing the images and info. v
Tom LeRoy22-Jan-2013 15:48
Such a wonderful series of action shots. Fantastic and impressive work!V!
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet22-Jan-2013 14:33
Magnificent serie.
Marcia Colelli22-Jan-2013 14:26
Fantastic series and wonderful timing V
Jim Coffman22-Jan-2013 14:04
Awesome is what comes to mind!!!I am so jealous!!
Alex Antal22-Jan-2013 14:03
Wonderful shot
joseantonio22-Jan-2013 13:14
I love the first one with the expanded wings.
Ted Busby22-Jan-2013 13:01
Wonderful series Hank...Great work!
Dennis22-Jan-2013 12:58
Great series that first capture.
Cheers !
bennycottele22-Jan-2013 12:49
Lovely shots of this Great Gray Owl. Compliments.

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