Great Horned Owl

© Gary W. Lake

Great Horned Owl

Uploaded: September 28, 2003


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


Terry Gilman September 28, 2003

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

Judith G. Secco September 28, 2003

Beautifully done, GAry.
Judy #214702

Lori Ditlefsen September 28, 2003

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

zcaley September 28, 2003

Pefect shot Gary. Very nice. #214737

Pascal Meerpoel September 28, 2003

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

Colette M. Metcalf September 28, 2003

Great capture, Gary! #214905

Murry Grigsby September 28, 2003

Super portrait, Gary!! #214910

Gary W. Lake September 28, 2003

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 September 28, 2003

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 September 28, 2003

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 level-classic September 28, 2003

Wow - fabulous shot, Gary! #215184

Leanne M.E. Boyd September 28, 2003

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

Gary W. Lake September 29, 2003

Thank you so much Evy & Leanne! #215343

Mark Oxley September 29, 2003

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 September 30, 2003

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

Kathleen Clemons October 17, 2003

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

William C. Raco level-classic October 17, 2003

Fantastic portrait, Gary.

bill #234785

Colette M. Metcalf October 17, 2003

Congrats to you, Gary!! #235022

Murry Grigsby October 17, 2003

Congrats on your fine image, Gary! #235172

Beverley Lu Steeves October 17, 2003

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

Stephen Zacker October 17, 2003

Congrats Gary! #235581

Robert Brown October 17, 2003

Congrats, Gary. Perfectly shot! #235647

Dan S. Coquia October 17, 2003

Congratulations, Gary! #235772

Evy Johansen level-classic October 17, 2003

Many congratulations and good luck, Gary! #236311

Gary W. Lake October 17, 2003

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

Gabriela Cunha October 17, 2003

:) gy #236596

Oksana Oksamit October 17, 2003

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

Jean Papo October 17, 2003

Congratulations Gary on your winning shot! Beautiful! #236815

Warren Ishii October 18, 2003

A dynamite shot! #237033

Gary W. Lake October 18, 2003

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

Randy A. Myers October 18, 2003

Congrats and good luck. #237397

Susana Matos October 18, 2003

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

Gary W. Lake October 18, 2003

Thanks Randy & Su! #237844

Elizabeth Stiles October 30, 2003

Congrats Gary, Wonderful capture! #250859

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