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August 27, 2013: Watchful Waiting
Owl in Lincoln, Nebraska
Credit & Copyright: Jim Wickless from Lincoln, NE
Watchful Waiting: "A young Great Horned Owl awaits nightfall to search for prey."

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2013-08-28 06:01:12
Enrico from Italy about 5years ago said:
Ancora un grande lavoro, Jim. Hai saputo cogliere l'attimo. E la successiva rielaborazione rende questo scatto un capolavoro. Foto non facile e ancora una volta perfettamente riuscita. Veramente bravo
Harshavardhan Bhat from India about 5years ago said:
Nice picture.
Betty from Canada about 5years ago said:
It's "Picture Perfect". thx for sharing!
Diana Leigh from Kent, WA USA about 5years ago said:
Amazing!
Ali from Tehran about 5years ago said:
Thank you Jim, You've got it in a rare natural light setup and it looks great. The one and only claw in this picture foretells what the sort of night is ahead ! :D
Laura from Brasil about 5years ago said:
Jim, this little "baby" owl is wonderful...I saw ( again )him (ou her )on May,23 and I am thinking about the life. It is gratifying to know that this owl is growing and becoming so beautiful and special.: )Great photo!
Mary Westhoff from Dexter, MI about 5years ago said:
I thought you used flash, too. Very nice natural light. Great photo.
Jim from Nebraska about 5years ago said:
Christine, I'd be glad to send you a jpeg if you'll send your e-mail address to me through NPOD :-)
Jim from Nebraska about 5years ago said:
You've seen this owl and its sibling (May 23rd) when it was younger and smaller. I took this the evening before it fledged the nest.
jim from Nebraska about 5years ago said:
No Flash, Ali. I shot this at sunset just as a shaft of light came through the branches. I had been watching these owls for two months. I deliberately underexposed it, then I selectively increased the highlights in Lightroom and boosted the contrast overall. Thanks to you and Christine for your kind comments.
Ali from Tehran about 5years ago said:
Wow amazing subject and better photography! Jim: have you used any flash for this scene?
Christine from Australia about 5years ago said:
One of the best I have seen. The colour, the expression on the owl's face...everything...perfect. Could I please "borrow" the owl for one of my slide shows? :)
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