Twilight magic

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Do you believe in coincidence?

I've searched every possible tree in the neighborhood for owls last winter. Found countless nest boxes but no owls.
Since I was about to give up, around february, it seems that one after the other owl finds mé! First the total surprise of the Eurasian Eagle Owls in the Canon shoot, then the trip to Iceland with the fantastic Short-Eared Owls and now this! (they dó seem to get smaller though every time :-))

We had been visiting family and went home by the time it got dark. The sun had just set when, some 300m from my house, Hans hit the breaks when he saw this cute little 'Little Owl' (how appropriate), sitting just alongside the road on a pole. As we were with Hans' car I didn't have my camera with me so I rushed home, got the camera and went back. Sure enough he was still there, munching down something undeterminable. As he was the next evening when I went out again at dusk to find him, softly calling in the tree above my head.

The next challenge will be to catch it with the moon coming up from behind him but for that I'll need a fair amount of time to make him used to my presence. But you'll be the first to know if I succeed! :-)

Taken off beanbag, ISO 2000, f4, 1/30sec

LJ., stevennl2003, *Gracie, and 546 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Creative and Colorfull 40 months ago | reply

    I would to love to have you in my group called Flickr Animal Pictures
    This Weeks Topic:Big Cats
    Next weeks Topic:birds

  2. Es.mond 40 months ago | reply

    wicked dof & compo..what is in the owls' claw??

  3. shivanayak 39 months ago | reply

    Wonderful image.

  4. =LaRi= 38 months ago | reply

    hey!
    I just started a flickr group mainly focused on urban biodiversity but also on outstanding general nature photography and I would love your photo to be part of our collection.
    To become a member and add photo work, find us at

    Take care
    xXx

  5. Jack_O 38 months ago | reply

    perfect timing.

  6. ewaldmario 37 months ago | reply

    ... i like all birds of prey ...
    haliaeetus leucocephalus
    ... and your excellent shot shows us a great one ...

  7. jammo s 37 months ago | reply

    great picture a wonderful portrait of a little owl!!!

  8. SJPortlock 35 months ago | reply

    My favourite Bird!

    Great shot

  9. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 35 months ago | reply

    AWESOME ! love it !!!


  10. BlackpitShooting 35 months ago | reply

    Fantastisch shot, mooi hoor!

  11. MiaElliott 32 months ago | reply

    Hello little eagle:)

  12. Addy se vrou 32 months ago | reply

    Absoluut perfek!
    Wat 'n wonderlike geleentheid!
    --
    Seen in your Explore Nr. 1's set. ( ?² )

  13. VinceHasMadeIt 31 months ago | reply

    Simply Amazing! Congratz!

  14. rosakruijssen 31 months ago | reply

    De kleuren zijn al geweldig,mooi hoor!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Smoky Mountain Scenics 27 months ago | reply

    Beautiful, that says it all.

  16. Sonnentänzer 11 months ago | reply

    What a lovely shot . I really love the colors and those intensive eyes !

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