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A Chance Encounter



Just a couple of days ago I was saying how hard it is to capture a photo of an owl because they glide by so quietly and swiftly. Before I can get the camera turned on, he’s already gone.

Today I was lucky. Emma was beating the bushes below these trees, hoping to find that pheasant that had left its scent all around, when she scared up the owl (a great horned owl, I believe???). This time, instead of getting out and away, the owl took the time to circle around, possibly to size up the little black English cocker spaniel as a potential meal, and that gave me time to get my camera up and to snap wildly at the general airspace of the owl.DSCN4250ab

It was a WOW moment for me.

Author: wordsfromanneli

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27 thoughts on “A Chance Encounter

  1. Wow! They sure are nice to see!

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  2. A magic moment! 🙂

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  3. Whoa! So awesome. I was hoping I wouldn’t see a photo of it snapping up Emma. 😉


  4. Glad you finally got it! And it didn’t get Emma!!!

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    • I was so happy to get that photo. I’ve tried for an owl shot for the last three years in this same place and never managed it. This year, with Emma as bait, it seems to have worked well enough to slow the owl down long enough for a quick snap.


  5. What a fabulous shot! What a fabulous sight, actually. How lucky you are to have it, and now to have this photo of it.

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  6. Congratulations, such an amazing action shot. I consider owls, hummingbirds, and butterflies to be my most sought after subjects and the hardest for me to catch and get any kind of good shot.

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  7. WOW How lucky you are to get such an oportunity and then get the bird so sharp while flying.

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  8. It’s a wow for me too!

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  9. Wow is indeed the right word! 🙂

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  10. What a wonderful moment and now “captured” forever. Great!

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  11. Really exciting, Anneli! ♡ I would be trying to get my cell phone or camera out snd totally miss the beauty in this owl! 🙂

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