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Burrowing Owl Close-up

A Florida Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia floridana) and a friend outside their burrow. Taken at Pine Island Park, Davie, FL.

 

I'm starting to feel a little like I'm beating a dead horse, but I'm just so happy with these photos and they've been so popular that I have to do another. Here's a close-up.

 

Again, special thanks to Kaare Iverson for his help lighting the owls. (Natural light and a reflector).

 

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Thanks for the comments on the last few. I'd be very interested in seeing what everyone thinks of yet another burrowing owl photo. Are you sick of these guys yet?

 

On another note, I purchased a hunting blind from Bass Pro over the weekend. I can't wait to take it out and see what secretive wildlife I can capture!

 

Nikon D40

Sigma 150-500mm lens

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Taken on November 11, 2011