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Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa) User: Brian Morin  (See all photos - 1209)
Canada (Ontario) Ottawa - After six failed attempts to be present when this bird showed, I was finally successful. It had a schedule which tended to be two to three days on and two to three days off and if you guessed wrong you'd be out of luck that day. Yesterday I guessed right. We worked with the bird for an hour at the end of the day. Each trip is 1 hr 45 minutes so it is a significant time commitment but with a result like this and a bird that you often have to back up from to shoot it was worth it. Onlookers have grown over the winter with up to 70 Saturday. We had about 20 yesterday.
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Date: April 7, 2019
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Brian Morin


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Ottawa - After six failed attempts to be present when this bird showed, I was finally successful. It had a schedule which tended to be two to three days on and two to three days off and if you guessed wrong you'd be out of luck that day. Yesterday I guessed right. We worked with the bird for an hour at the end of the day. Each trip is 1 hr 45 minutes so it is a significant time commitment but with a result like this and a bird that you often have to back up from to shoot it was worth it. Onlookers have grown over the winter with up to 70 Saturday. We had about 20 yesterday.
· Date: April 8, 2019 · Views: 152
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sashah
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Registered: May 2011
Location: Montreal
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April 8, 2019 18:34

Wow! It is an outstanding shot, I could tell how much time and how hard it is to get this bird, but your hard work paid off and you succeeded.
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Sue
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April 8, 2019 18:35 Rating: 10.00 

Gorgeous capture of this iconic species!
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Brian Morin
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April 8, 2019 18:56

Let me tell you I was jumping for joy with this one. It was actively hunting for over an hour so we had plenty of time to work with it in different settings.
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Brian Morin
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April 8, 2019 18:58

Thanks and note that I am almost at eye level with the bird which is even better.
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Chris

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April 9, 2019 05:06

Tremendous job. Congratulations on the significant effort involved.
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Brian Morin
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April 9, 2019 05:27

It was great to get one of my faourite birds under such ideal conditions.
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