Unobstructed View

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

This is another photo I took earlier this year in Southwest Michigan. Great Horned Owls seem to prefer hunting from elevated areas that overlook fields. They can hear and see their prey more easily from such an unobstructed vantage point.

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26 responses to “Unobstructed View”

  1. Rebecca says :

    Stunning – love the profile shot, and the claws gripping the post

  2. hitandrun1964 says :

    Amazing. So beautiful and look at those talons!

  3. nfocus4you says :

    Majestic…love it.

  4. nfocus4you says :

    Reblogged this on nfocus4youblog and commented:
    Wonderful pic of a wonderful bird

  5. Sue says :

    Look at the size of those feet. Beautiful colors in its plumage. It’s great to see an unobstructed shot, free of branches.

  6. blackburnian7 says :

    Gorgeous photo! I’ve never seen them do this. Just like a Short-eared Owl!

  7. Christie Chaney says :

    Nice photograph! I love the rich warm colors!

  8. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) says :

    Stunning shot.
    I like the front-on angle showing the head turned to one side in a bird shot. Much more interesting that a side-on shot of a full frontal.

  9. metiefly says :

    What a wise looking owl, that eye is mesmerising! Fantastic photo – thanks for sharing – metiefly

  10. Jeff | Planet Bell says :

    Wow! That is a brilliant photo. I love the clarity and the intensity in the eye of the owl.

  11. throughstones says :

    He knows how beautiful and powerful he is, as he poses for his portrait!

  12. Jocelyne says :

    So very beautiful…

  13. thoughtsalone says :

    I’ve always loved owls. Seldom see them, but hear them calling in the dark.

  14. Scott Johnson says :

    Beautiful bird and great shot!

  15. laurazeitlos says :

    Great shot! Love it!
    Cheers,Laura

  16. Shelley says :

    Wow! Amazing shot.

  17. betunada says :

    yeah!
    no mouse in that field is safe tonite!

  18. K.A. Renninger says :

    This shot is incredible! It really brings the beauty of the bird to life. Absolutely gorgeous.

  19. pursuitofimprovement says :

    A magnificent photograph. I would love to do something similar, but my compact isn’t going to cut it! *laughing*.

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