Sitting on the fence

© Penny Steiner

Sitting on the fence

Lori Ditlefsen 3/2/2004 10:16:59 AM

Nice shot Penny! #102767

Penny Steiner 3/2/2004 10:38:38 AM

Thanks, Lori! #404553

Jeff Robinson 3/2/2004 11:00:50 AM

Great job Penny! It is always great to capture an image like this! Lighting and detail is perfect! Jeff #404597

Robin L. Wehrman 3/2/2004 11:25:50 AM

Excellent shot Penny! great detail and lighting!!! #404614

Roseann E. Dreasher 3/2/2004 11:35:28 AM

Fun shot! Love the tones and their expressions! #404628

Murry Grigsby 3/2/2004 1:08:22 PM

Nicely done Penny!! #404747

Bonnie C. Lackey 3/2/2004 2:50:03 PM

This is a great shot - #404938

Penny Steiner 3/2/2004 3:30:04 PM

Hi Jeff and Robin: You have to wake up very early in the morning to get this kind of shot:) Thanks so much!


Penny Steiner 3/2/2004 3:32:45 PM

Thanks, Roseann, Murry and Bonnie, these were difficult little guys to catch. Your comments make it worthwhile:))) #404980

Cindy Cone 3/2/2004 5:57:17 PM

This is wonderful! I was visiting in the Ft. Myers area this past week-end and went to find the burrowing owls. However, I didn't get up as early, and the lighting was too harsh and the owls were down low. They're still cute, though.

Congrats on a great capture! #405075

Diane Dupuis 3/2/2004 6:22:00 PM

Great capture! #405116

William C. Raco 3/2/2004 7:26:26 PM

wow, what a great shot, Penny.
Must have been fun just getting that close to them

bill #405231

Patricia A. Kuniega 3/2/2004 8:30:28 PM

Fabulous and delightful shot Penny! Good for you to get up early to shoot this pair! For some reason that give me a smile. Maybe they remind me of two little old men. #405262

Carolyn J. Connolly 3/4/2004 7:38:25 AM

This is a wonderful capture Penny! I can just imagine how difficult it was to catch this pair of owls - and how early you must have had to get up! You have a great background here, excellent composition and lighting, and your image is so sharp... Bravo!! #407501

Penny Steiner 3/4/2004 7:53:24 AM

Thanks Cindy, Diane, Bill, Pat, and Carolyn for your wonderful comments.
Cindy--they were in a field in Cape Coral but you had to be there at sunrise and or a few minutes after to get the right light. There were quite a few in a field but most of them were shy and flew quickly. There were short posts set up and they did fly to them. Bill--I had on my 100-400 with my 1.4 converter to get even near them but it was so interesting. Pat--they did remind me of little men sitting out and looking at me, they just needed a swing and a pipe! and Carolyn...I took quite a few shots to get them looking at me. When I thought I had them, one of them was looking the other way, like shooting kids:)

Thanks again....


Carolyn J. Connolly 3/4/2004 8:27:08 AM

Thanks for that Penny! LOL - yes, i'm sure you're right when you say that shooting those owls was like trying to photograph kids!! What did W C Fields say about never working with animals or children!!! I like to take quite a few shots, as you did with the owls, just to try and get at least ONE good one! It doesn't always work - and sometimes you only have the chance to get one quick shot, but at least we try don't we?! Happy snapping Penny! #407588

Nancy Grace Chen 4/12/2004 1:49:14 AM

Wow, what a capture!! Those eyes are really striking... congratulations on your finalist!!

Nancy #474593

Cindy Cone 4/12/2004 6:29:13 AM

Congratulations, Penny! #475763

Ellen Peach 4/12/2004 6:35:06 AM

Excellent work, Penny.....congrats! #475803

Kathleen Clemons 4/12/2004 6:50:54 AM

Well done, Penny! Congratulations! #475888

Cathy Barrows 4/12/2004 7:10:18 AM

Congrats!...great shot #476059

Lori Ditlefsen 4/12/2004 8:03:38 AM

Congrats Penny! #476403

Carolyn J. Connolly 4/12/2004 9:14:37 AM

Congratulations on making the finals with this one Penny - it's still a wonderful shot! #476727

Colette M. Metcalf 4/12/2004 5:11:14 PM

Congrats!!! #478640

Murry Grigsby 4/12/2004 7:00:10 PM

Congrats on your win and this fine image Penny!! #479085

William C. Raco 4/12/2004 7:06:48 PM

Very well done, Penny.
Best wishes, and Congratulations,

bill #479123

Penny Steiner 4/12/2004 9:35:01 PM

Our moving process has started and was finally able to get my computer hooked up tonight. I was so excited to see thse wise little guys make finals! Thanks so much for all your kind words...Nancy, Cindy, Ellen, Kath, Cathy, Lori Carolyn, Colette, Murry, and Bill.

Penny #479605

Laurie M. Elmer 4/12/2004 10:59:07 PM

I knew it Penny! Congratulations. I'm so happy to see this one in the finals. I hope the move is going well!

Laurie #479727

Penny Steiner 4/13/2004 9:05:08 AM

Thanks, Laurie...good luck on your awesome photo as well.

Penny #480880

Patricia A. Kuniega 4/13/2004 8:48:53 PM

Congratulations on your two wonderful owls. Love the yellow eyes! Aren't you glad you took those wildlife classes? You've been doing some exceptional shots ever since! #481779

Penny Steiner 4/13/2004 9:01:14 PM

Thanks, Pat...I have to get this moving thing over with so I can get back to what I love to do best!

Penny #481807

Stanley J. Contrades 4/13/2004 11:14:30 PM

Way to go, Penny ... very happy to see you in finals and the very best of luck to you!!!
Stan #481899

Penny Steiner 4/14/2004 5:01:16 AM

Thank you, Stan...and the same to you. I did see your final entries but haven't had a minute to do anything. I know your work is always the best.

Penny #482176

Robert Brown 4/16/2004 4:36:25 PM

Penny a big congratulations for truly a terrific shot!!! #487620

Penny Steiner 4/16/2004 7:25:46 PM

Thanks so much, Bob...have been so busy moving that I haven't had time to go out and shoot. Sold the house this week so it is getting closer.

Penny #487837

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1/125 sec. f 6.7 100-400 IS at 320 mm just after sunrise in a open field near Cape Coral, Fl.

Uploaded on 3/2/2004 10:07:48 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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