Is it safe to come out yet?

Uploaded: April 05, 2005


300mm @ 1/125 - f/5.6
This is Emma, a barn owl. She lives at the Carolina Raptor Center. I found her to be really cute in her little barn. She was watching another person just off camera right and couldn't take her eyes off of him. It was a great photo moment.


Bobbie Davis April 05, 2005

This is absolutely beautiful Greg!!! WOW! Your focus is perfect and that little bit of red with her barn adds to it so well!!! #233073

Stephanie Lyons April 05, 2005

This picture is awesome Greg! Gorgeous rich colors, clarity, and composition! Winner is written all over this one! #1232018

Greg Briley level-addict April 05, 2005

Thank you Bobbie and Stephanie!!! #1232037

Piotr M. Organa April 05, 2005

Fascinating beauty on this creature! What a contrast to straight lines of human stuff.
Good photo, Greg. #1232140

Lena Lee April 06, 2005

Just lovely! #1234170

Michelle Lea Guinn April 06, 2005

Awesome, wonderful, beautiful, need I say more!!!??? mlg #1234193

Greg Briley level-addict April 06, 2005

Thank you Piotr, Lena and michelle for taking the time to offer your encouraging words. It really means a lot to me to know that you enjoy this picture. Thanks again! #1234246

Donna J. Eaton April 08, 2005

Oh, I love this one Greg! Perfect composition and the touch of red is perfect. Isn't Emma cute? #1239404

Greg Briley level-addict April 08, 2005

Thank you sooo much Donna. Yeah, that Emma is very cute. From seeing all your great photos, I really look up to you as a photo mentor. I appreciate your feedback!! Thanks again. #1239752

Douglas Gould level-classic April 12, 2005

This one's a winner, Greg! Everything works with this image. Very proud of you!!! #1249129

Greg Briley level-addict April 12, 2005

Muchas gracias amigo!! #1249388

DiAnna F. Paulk April 13, 2005

Greg, I'm so glad you stopped by to comment on my orange tulip photo because it led me here to your gallery of wonderful raptor photos! That's something I long to do -- don't have the proper lens for it yet, I'm afraid, unless I can happen upon a raptor center like this. These are all wonderful, but this is definitely my favorite. Such a high-interest capture! You just want to stay in the photo trying to see what has captivated her interest! I agree with Douglas -- this has got to be a winner! #1250796

Greg Briley level-addict April 13, 2005

Thank you, DiAnna. Knowing that you enjoyed this photo really made my day!! #1252607

Brian Gritt April 21, 2005

Of all your shots, this is the one I come back to the most! Can't believe I missed Photo Wild. Have you seen any of Seppo's shots? #1276787

Greg Briley level-addict April 24, 2005

Thanks, Brian. I wish you could of made it there too. I was looking for you. It seemed as though Seppo and his wife were having a good time but I haven't seen any of his photos yet. I am looking forward to the Gallery for the Raptors. I just got my photos submitted on Friday. This one will be displayed forthe gallery and the auction. Looking forward to seeing more on your gallery... #1287245

Diane Dupuis May 24, 2005

Congrats on your first place win! Gorgeous! #1391811

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic May 24, 2005

Greg congratulations on your first place win. Very nice.

Kerby #1391944

Jane Summa May 24, 2005

Awesome shot...excellent detail and clarity...1st place Winner..well deserved, Greg! Congratulations! #1391954

Cathy Barrows May 24, 2005

Congrats on your super win!...the red puts it over the edge #1391989

Jill Flynn level-classic May 24, 2005

Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN Greg! #1392041

Rhonda Smith May 24, 2005

Wonderful shot Greg.. the vivid red is a wonderful frame too ...Congratulations! on a well deserved win! #1392067

S J May 24, 2005

Congratulations on this well deserving First Place Win, Greg!! #1392479

Dolores Neilson May 24, 2005

A huge congrats Greg!! WEll deserved indeed!! #1392507

Greg Briley level-addict May 24, 2005

Thank you Diane, Kerby, Jane, Cathy, Jill and Rhonda to each of you for taking the time to stop by and offer your comments. I look forward to enjoying each of your galleries. Thank you again!! #1392509

Francis Cailles May 24, 2005

way cool...brilliant. #1392538

Sherri Conley May 24, 2005

Awesome capture! Congratulations! #1392745

Terry Cervi level-classic May 24, 2005

A super capture, Greg! Congrats on your well deserved win! #1392832

Greg Briley level-addict May 24, 2005

Thank you Sanjay, Delores, Francis, Sherri and Terry. It really means a lot to me that you guys enjoyed this one. #1392901

Chuck Inglefield May 24, 2005

Very unique shot. Great capture! #1392903

Melissa L. Zavadil May 24, 2005

OH WOW! This is such a wonderful shot! I love the way this owl is looking to the right! The red of the door is stunning! This is wonderful! #1393200

Douglas Gould level-classic May 25, 2005

You're the man, Greg! I just knew this one was special. Mucho congrats on a deserved win. I just got back from the States, checked my emails and wondered why so many. Proud to see you took first. Get out and show us more! #1393399

May 25, 2005

Congratulations, great image! #1393455

Joline Frazier May 25, 2005

This is a wonderful shot. Congratulations on your win, the colors and composition are stunning. #1393512

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 25, 2005

Beautiful capture, congrats on your win! #1393929

Kay Beausoleil May 25, 2005

Congratulations, Greg, on your first place win -- a captivating picture vof a great subject! #1394455

Stacey A. Bates May 25, 2005

Beautiful Capture Greg!! Congrats on your win!!! #1394571

Michael McCook level-classic May 25, 2005

Congratulations on this very well deserved win, Greg!! #1394574

Wendy Stevenson May 25, 2005

Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win Greg!!! #1396882

Donna J. Eaton May 25, 2005

Woo Hoo! Way to go Greg! I told you this was a winner! I have loved it from the beginning! Congratulations on your win. I couldn't be happier for you! :-) #1396949

Jennifer Rennison May 25, 2005

Outstanding, Greg! Congratulations on your win!! #1396969

Sandy Driscoll level-classic May 25, 2005

Congratulations, Greg! This is a spectacular shot! #1397060

Laura Clay-Ballard May 26, 2005

stunning photograph. congratulations on your win. #1397983

Jeff Dadey June 01, 2005

Congrats on your win Greg! Awsome photo!

Jeff #1421096

Melissa L. Zavadil June 20, 2005

Thank you for the nice comment Greg! Its been such a great month I know it will be a long long long time before I ever,if I ever do it again so that was nice. This photo was always one of my favorites! It reminds me of one I took of my son peeking around a red barn door even though this one is one thousand times cuter!! It is a very classy shot Greg! You should be proud of this one!! Take Care! Look forward to seeing more! #1495078

Greg Briley level-addict June 20, 2005

Before the May contest gets judged, I just wanted to say thanks again to all who stopped by to offer your encouragement and kind words. I have learned lots from each of your photos and galleries and am inspired by your work. Thanks again and many well wishes for the May '05 contest to all and all contests to come!!! #1495080

Cherif Keramane June 21, 2005

Very Beautiful...inspiring...

congratulations. #1500132

Errick L. Cameron level-deluxe September 19, 2005

Great color, detail and composition. Well done! #1854192

RC Fritz February 03, 2006

Hi Greg!

Your pics are fantastics.

Great composition and Beautiful Capture.


Chris Budny level-deluxe February 05, 2006

Greg, a very overdue congratulations on this winner! Gorgeous color on that red, to offset the owl. Terrific image! #2381011

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic July 14, 2007

An overdue CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing image!!!
An amazing gallery, too! --lisa #4509217

Ronald F. Fischer November 23, 2007

Fabulous capture! #5115332

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe April 09, 2016

Huge Congratulations Greg on this beautiful Winner, ATEP ad POTD!! #11458868

Nancy L. Green level-classic April 09, 2016

This is AWESOME Greg, I love everything about it, CONGRATULATIONS!!! <>< #11458937

Michelle Alton April 09, 2016

Totally outstanding capture. Congratulations on POTD and the triple Gold! I once held a barn owl on my arm at a raptor exhibition. I never touch anything as luxurious as this gorgeous bird's feathers. Unforgettable--as is your photo. #11458944

Michelle Alton April 09, 2016

Totally outstanding capture. Congratulations on POTD and the triple Gold! I once held a barn owl on my arm at a raptor exhibition. I never touch anything as luxurious as this gorgeous bird's feathers. Unforgettable--as is your photo. #11458945

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe April 09, 2016

What an amazing capture. Congrats on POTD! #11458960

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic April 09, 2016

Love this barn owl image, and congrats on the POTD and the triple gold! #11458965

Arthur Rosch April 09, 2016

I love owls. You've framed Emma in a terrific way. #11458966

Terry Cervi level-classic April 09, 2016

Congrats on a fantastic POTD, Greg! #11458967

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe April 09, 2016

Huge congrats on a fabulous POTD, and triple Gold, Greg! #11459036

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe April 09, 2016

Love capture & great title...congratulations on the gold given to this photo! Cheers! #11459037

Lydia Williams level-deluxe April 09, 2016

Great image, title, and 3 gold badge winner! Congratulations! #11459141

armando S. sardon April 09, 2016

Great presentation of Nature. Composition and color...exceptional. Keep on. Armando #11459221

James Kooper April 11, 2016

How beautiful Emma is! And how did you find Emma? Greg its just an awesome as well as rare capture! #11459644

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