The Survivor

Uploaded: March 13, 2019 | Entered: March 13, 2019 04:08:36


It's been a rough winter for owls in NH, as I suspect the same in all northern cold states. The ice and hard snow pack have made it extremely difficult to catch rodents. This little beauty stayed around my bird feeders for three days. Here she's still for a moment after a failed attempt at a mouse.

I had to blow out the snow to expose for the owl, so I added a touch of a Daily Texture gold overlay, just to give a little depth and contrast and tone down all the white.


Usman M. Bajwa level-classic March 13, 2019

You did a great job capturing the wise owl. Good luck! #1721986

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe March 13, 2019

Super capture, and wonderful treatment, Christine! I hope she makes it til spring warms you up! #11754431

Mike F. Anderson level-classic March 13, 2019

She looks soooo cold! Nice processing, Christine! #11754437

Nancy L. Green level-classic March 13, 2019

A telling story telling capture Christine, I hope the little guy makes it!! <>< #11754455

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic March 13, 2019

Fantastic image Christine!,
Amalia #11754477

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures March 13, 2019

Excellent processing and capture Christine, sure hope it survives!!! #11754513

Christine Greenspan level-classic March 13, 2019

Thanks very much, Usman, Teresa, Mike, Nancy, Amalia, and John! I appreciate the nice comments. Temps are supposed to warm up! #11754519

Anita Bower March 15, 2019

very nice. good processing. she may have fed on some birds coming to feeder. #11754747

Christine Greenspan level-classic March 15, 2019

Thank you, Anita! I appreciate itl #11754900

Val Feldman level-deluxe March 15, 2019

Aw, my heart goes out to her. She looks so stoic and more than a little cold. I absolutely love your processing on this scene, Christine...good choice of the gold overlay! I'm hoping to see this one's a beauty! #11754942

Christine Greenspan level-classic March 16, 2019

Thank you very much, Val! I appreciate the kind words. #11755212

Carrie M. Groseclose level-classic March 16, 2019

This is beautiful Christine! Love that owl!! #11755236

Martha R. Mazon level-classic March 18, 2019

Fantastic capture and processing, Christine! I love the placement and expression. She looks momentarily irked, but not resigned! And definitely ready for Spring. #11755433

Christine Greenspan level-classic March 19, 2019

Thanks so much, Carrie and Martha! Really appreciate the nice comments. #11755729

Jill Odice level-classic March 30, 2019

A beautiful capture. Spring is on the way, hopefully this owl made it through the winter.

Christine Greenspan level-classic April 01, 2019

Thanks, Jill! I believe she did survive. I think the appearance of a red squirrel saved the day for her. #11758550

Patrick Rouzes level-classic April 12, 2019

Wonderful capture of the owl, Christine, and beautiful dd work! #11760909

Christine Greenspan level-classic April 15, 2019

Thanks very much, Paddy! I appreciate it! #11761542

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