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Owly’s Eyes

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Owly’s Eyes.
 
Owls have always fascinated some and struck fear in others. Some folks feel they are a part of some bad mojo mystical thing. Me, I am simply fascinated. The feathers are always really beautiful, but by far, it is the eyes. The piercing eyes. In Owy’s case, bright yellow. Obviously they are needed to hunt with such accuracy, but they are simply beautiful. I also learned that a Great Horned Owl can hear a mouse’s heartbeat from 10 feet away. Owl’s are so important in fighting rodents, folks should want an owl hanging around their homes!
 
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Owlie, the Great Horned Owl

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2018 by lilybug1960

Owlie, the Great Horned Owl.
 
One of the beautiful birds we photographed while we visited the Teton Raptor Center was this Great Horned Owl. Hopefully my memory is correct and its name is Owlie, named by a child, but I like it. This bird is another one of their educational birds, meaning it can’t be released into the wild, but will serve as an educational ambassador to all of us. Becky, the handler/educator, obviously has a great relationship with the birds as they respond to her very well. It was more than a few times that Owlie would “hoot” at her and they would have little conversations with each other. I have said on numerous times, please support your local centers, even better make sure you take a kid to one, so they can learn about these beautiful animals and hopefully they will do one thing that will help protect them while in the wild.
 
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Gus the Golden Eagle

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Gus the Golden Eagle.
 
After my post yesterday, I was reminded by a friend of this Eagle’s name. It is Gus. I can’t express enough that if you are in the Jackson, Wyoming area for any reason, go a few miles down the road to Wilson and visit the Teton Raptor Center. The folks there were super friendly, informative, and very dedicated to their work and cause. If you have known me for even a day, you know I am supportive of any group that does the kind of work these folks do. As an educator, I was super impressed with the way Becky presented the information to us. I am sure a lot of her presentation is based on young kids, but I think she quickly realized that she was simply speaking to some overgrown kids with cameras when she started talking with us. I am returning to the Tetons in May for NANPA’s 2018 Nature Celebration as a presenter, but I am going to make sure I take the time to go over and visit and shoot. Even if you don’t have the time to shoot or sit for a presentation, just seeing the historic Hardeman Barns, the location of the TRC is worth the drive. I was told that I need to make enough time to visit Nora’s for breakfast while I am in Wilson as well. I went there years ago, I think, but obviously need to return. Thank you again to the Staff of the Teton Raptor Center for making our visit great, our group really loved it!
 
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Golden Eagle Portrait

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2018 by lilybug1960

Golden Eagle Portrait.
 
We took our workshop group to a educational photo shoot at the Teton Raptor Center Monday. I will simply say, it was incredible. We met great people, learned about some raptors and were able to capture some great images. I have forgotten this Golden Eagle’s name but will find out what it is when I can email them. He was injured in the nest and can’t extend his right wing. He can’t fly so he will be part of their educational program. What a beautiful bird. We will go back to the center again whenever we do workshops out there because of not only the great opportunities but the great folks we met, who are dedicated to a great cause.
 
On a side note, I am blown away with the sharpness of the Tamron 100-400mm lens combined with my Nikon D-850! Handheld using Vibration Compensation, just wow!
 
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