Great Horned Owl

© Gary W. Lake

Great Horned Owl

Terry Gilman 9/28/2003 7:49:48 AM

Gorgeous portrait of this owl Gary; detail his position, background; all excellent! #62494

Judith G. Secco 9/28/2003 8:15:11 AM

Beautifully done, GAry.
Judy #214702

Lori Ditlefsen 9/28/2003 8:20:11 AM

Fantastic shot Gary. Very colorful and sharply detailed. Nice work. #214707

zcaley 9/28/2003 8:41:24 AM

Pefect shot Gary. Very nice. #214737

Pascal Meerpoel 9/28/2003 10:34:21 AM

Beautiful capture, Gary ! Nice detail and conterst. #214816

Colette M. Metcalf 9/28/2003 12:53:36 PM

Great capture, Gary! #214905

Murry Grigsby 9/28/2003 12:57:01 PM

Super portrait, Gary!! #214910

Gary W. Lake 9/28/2003 4:29:33 PM

Thank you all so much for the kind words! I really appreciate it. I got lucky on the background - it was dark and I shot him silhouetted against the inside of an outdoor pavillion. With a little creative cropping and cloning I ended up with a solid black background. I spent the weekend at this event and got a lot of really neat stuff, some of which you all will probably be seeing in the coming days. 8^)

Again, thanks everyone! #214995

Gene Spears 9/28/2003 7:09:42 PM

excellent shot Gary! I went to the raptor center in our area recently, but couldn't get any good shots because the birds were behind mosquito netting - bummer! #215090

Gary W. Lake 9/28/2003 8:20:48 PM

Thanks Gene! Did you talk to any of the people at the Center? The volunteers at this presentation were very accomodating, offering to take birds out and pose them etc. They let me get right in close and shoot as much as I wanted. However, all of the birds they show are "educational" birds that cannot be returned to the wild for one reason or another - usually they're damaged in some way. The wild birds that will be released back into the wild are kept away from human contact as much as possible. Usually they're very helpful since your photos and story can help their center with funding etc. #215113

Evy Johansen 9/28/2003 9:08:49 PM

Wow - fabulous shot, Gary! #215184

Leanne M.E. Boyd 9/28/2003 9:26:09 PM

Fabulous as usual, Gary!!! I love your work. #215221

Gary W. Lake 9/29/2003 1:45:25 AM

Thank you so much Evy & Leanne! #215343

Mark Oxley 9/29/2003 10:41:13 PM

Much has already been said about this stunning image Gary. I would like to add my admiration too!! Owls are one of my favourite birds and you have done a great job of showing the incredible beauty of this magnificent specimen! #216307

Gary W. Lake 9/30/2003 1:28:03 AM

Thank you very much Mark! I agree whole-heartedly with you on the beauty of these birds. #216376

Kathleen Clemons 10/17/2003 2:45:12 AM

Congrats on all of your wins this month, Gary! #234703

William C. Raco 10/17/2003 3:18:54 AM

Fantastic portrait, Gary.
Congratulations.

bill #234785

Colette M. Metcalf 10/17/2003 5:11:26 AM

Congrats to you, Gary!! #235022

Murry Grigsby 10/17/2003 6:13:29 AM

Congrats on your fine image, Gary! #235172

Beverley Lu Steeves 10/17/2003 7:17:01 AM

Excellent image! And Congratulations again!!! Love the black background. Gives it drama :) #235381

Stephen Zacker 10/17/2003 8:07:27 AM

Congrats Gary! #235581

Robert Brown 10/17/2003 8:30:24 AM

Congrats, Gary. Perfectly shot! #235647

Dan S. Coquia 10/17/2003 9:14:45 AM

Congratulations, Gary! #235772

Evy Johansen 10/17/2003 2:23:18 PM

Many congratulations and good luck, Gary! #236311

Gary W. Lake 10/17/2003 5:06:05 PM

Thank you all very much for such wonderful comments and wishes! #236564

Gabriela Cunha 10/17/2003 5:16:58 PM

CONGRATS, Gary!
:) gy #236596

Oksana Pashko 10/17/2003 5:21:39 PM

Bravo, Gary! this owl looks gorgeous! Many congrats. #236612

Jean Papo 10/17/2003 9:05:18 PM

Congratulations Gary on your winning shot! Beautiful! #236815

Warren Ishii 10/18/2003 12:18:09 AM

A dynamite shot Gary...wow! #237033

Gary W. Lake 10/18/2003 3:07:08 AM

Thank you Gaby, Oksana, Jean & Warren! #237136

Randy A. Myers 10/18/2003 7:01:27 AM

Congrats and good luck. #237397

Susana Matos 10/18/2003 1:47:22 PM

Congrats and good luck,
cheers from Portugal, Su #237815

Gary W. Lake 10/18/2003 2:07:56 PM

Thanks Randy & Su! #237844

Elizabeth Stiles 10/30/2003 12:16:26 PM

Congrats Gary, Wonderful capture! #250859

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Description

Taken at the West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center's annual Pow Wow.

Uploaded on 9/28/2003 6:59:16 AM

Made With

Camera: Nikon D100 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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