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On old friend around a weathered barn

Great horned owl - © Christopher Martin-5454
I had the great pleasure of seeing a Great horned owl at an old barn east of High River.  It is one that I have visited a couple of times over the past couple of years.  This window, which faces north, is a favourite daytime perch.  The heavy clouds only threatened rain and their midday dimming effect seemed to encourage the owl to make a couple of sorties over the surrounding fields during the time I spent there.

Great horned owl - © Christopher Martin-5403

Great horned owl - © Christopher Martin-5402

The owl flew along the fence line twice which afforded me a few great in-flight shooting opportunities.  I left the barn with my friend perched in the deep shadow of the barn’s interior.

Great horned owl - © Christopher Martin-5414

Great horned owl - © Christopher Martin-5443

Great horned owl - © Christopher Martin-5445

Great horned owl - © Christopher Martin-5344

Great horned owl - © Christopher Martin-5347

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3 responses

  1. Pingback: Conference on owls in the Netherlands | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. lensaddiction

    I am so goddamn jealous whenever I see these posts and hear these stories of “an owl in an old barn down the road”!!!! We have a tiny very shy owl here in NZ and thats it and I have never seen one in the wild, let alone amazing shots like these *sigh*

    September 6, 2015 at 9:33 pm

  3. On the second shot, I like the contrast between the aging barn wood and that beautiful liquid eye! Great series.

    September 6, 2015 at 9:11 am

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