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26-JUN-2009 Tom Munson

Great Gray Owls

Wauconda WA

I had an amazing morning with this pair of Great Gray Owls. They spent ten minutes preening and talking to each other.
They looked like they cared for each other and were reinforcing there bond. It was wonderful to witness and record. I want to thank my friend Lee Johnson of Wauconda WA for locating and leading me to these birds.

Canon EOS 40D ,Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
1/60s f/8.0 at 500.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Robert D. McAlpine04-Jul-2009 15:27
Lovely interaction between two Great Grays. I am surprised that they are in WA at this time of year. Do they usually nest that far South?
Char02-Jul-2009 11:54
Hi Tom,
What a wonderful capture! Love the dappled lighting and background. \/
Fong Lam30-Jun-2009 16:59
Wonderful encounter between these two the dappled light, Tom ~V~
lou_rozensteins30-Jun-2009 09:00
Excellent details, Tom! Voted.
Bryan Murahashi30-Jun-2009 05:34
A wonderful capture of this rare coupling capture.
January Grey30-Jun-2009 03:17
Affectionate pair! Amazing capture, Tom. Incredible detail & light and a great composition! V~
Jean D30-Jun-2009 03:02
Amazing capture of an interacting pair, Tom! Very surprising that they have not returned to a colder climate!
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad30-Jun-2009 02:49
Wow! That is just an amazing photo. Love it. V
Sonja Ross30-Jun-2009 02:07
Sounds like a wonderful morning.
Art Parnell30-Jun-2009 01:28
Wow! What an experience, and you captured the moment perfectly! Well done, Tom.
Hank Vander Velde30-Jun-2009 00:48
Fantastic encounter and capture Tom. I thoroughly enjoy these type of interaction postings. Thanks for sharing.
Janet Forjan-Freedman29-Jun-2009 23:43
Very endearing interaction captured very well!
Guest 29-Jun-2009 23:34
Wonderful moments you witness, excellent capture! V!
Chris Spracklen29-Jun-2009 22:51
Fantastic shot, my friend!
My compliments and vote!
Carol Rollins29-Jun-2009 22:48
What a wonderful experience Tom, and a great image. This is beautiful. Love their poses
and the light and shadow. ~
Jess. ( Lady.D.)29-Jun-2009 22:02
Spectacular capture Tom, what a great opportunity to see nature at its best...
s_barbour29-Jun-2009 19:07
Spectacular shot Tom, I'm sure that it was a thrill not only to watch them, but to be able to photograph them as well! V
Marco Valk29-Jun-2009 17:45
Wow; What a treat. nice shot!
Guest 29-Jun-2009 17:10
Spectacular image, Tom. I will bet it was fun. Great job.
fdt29-Jun-2009 16:41
Superb catch. f
Gayle P. Clement29-Jun-2009 15:56
How very wonderful, Tom! So exciting to see one but amazing to see two together.
nicolebouglouan29-Jun-2009 15:53
Amazing shot! I love the eye, probably looking at you! V