I See You...

Posted by my-ky (Ontario, Canada) on 18 September 2014 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Yes, he is real...a Eurasian Eagle Owl, the most ferocious and aggressive of the raptors! He was with his handler at a birds-of-prey demonstration.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Cannot help but feel those eyes upon me . . amazing shot.

18 Sep 2014 6:29am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks Ronnie...the eyes were absolutely mesmerizing and I was glad he was on a short leash :)

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Intense looking !

18 Sep 2014 6:49am

omid from mashhad, Iran

Excellent portrait!
L O V E L Y !

18 Sep 2014 8:43am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Those eyes. How close did you get to this fellow?

18 Sep 2014 10:52am

@beach: Close enough to feel his eyes following me...very eerie feeling! I was probably about 15 feet away from him.

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

18 Sep 2014 3:34pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Great capture of the owl.

18 Sep 2014 3:35pm

@Bruce: Thanks Bruce!

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Just wonderful ! what beautiful glance !

18 Sep 2014 3:38pm

Ruban from chennai, India

Excellent..

18 Sep 2014 3:38pm

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

Excellent!

18 Sep 2014 4:26pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

superbe les yeux

19 Sep 2014 7:08am

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

19 Sep 2014 6:19pm

@omid: Thanks omid :)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ah, yes, in the Spotlight, too - had to be !!

19 Sep 2014 6:39pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks Ronnie :)

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT

19 Sep 2014 6:49pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you!!

LauraS from Chico, United States

"...and I see YOU." Congratulations on the Spotlight.

19 Sep 2014 9:25pm

@LauraS: :)) Thanks Laura!

Linda Candilas from Cameron Park, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight.:))

19 Sep 2014 9:35pm

@Linda Candilas: Thanks Linda :)

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

He has a defiant look ... Excellent capture !!!
Congratulations on the Spotlight !!!

19 Sep 2014 11:00pm

@Baldwin Vandewalle: Thanks very much Baldwin...yes, he was full of confidence!

estel from bastia, France

Félicitations pour le spotlight!

20 Sep 2014 4:12am

@estel: Thanks very much!

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Superb portrait, congrats on the spotlight. :-))

20 Sep 2014 10:17am

@Evelyne Dubos: Thanks Evelyne :)

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid, congrats !!!

20 Sep 2014 11:00am

@Tede: Thank you, Tede!

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great capture !! Congrats !

20 Sep 2014 1:49pm

Sonja from Wörgl, Austria

A beautiful portrait of a fantastic bird! Unfortunately, this proud bird is in captivity and that makes me sad.
Congrats to the spotlight !

20 Sep 2014 2:53pm

@Sonja: Thanks very much Sonja! Yes, I know what you feel. It, also, bothers me immensely when wild animals are kept in captivity. (I never visit zoos). But it feels better to know that this bird was injured and cannot be returned to the wild. His handler is very attached to him and works with him everyday.

kisskool from Fontainebleau, France

Great Portrait of this bird !

20 Sep 2014 5:27pm

@kisskool: Thank you!!

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

superb look**

22 Sep 2014 12:29pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! impressive shot

22 Sep 2014 4:31pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Splendid portrait with awesome details ! Great focus, colors and composition ! Congrats !!

22 Sep 2014 10:19pm

This image has been featured in 3 Remix collections.

Fabulous creatures by Josep

Beautiful Birds by Ruthiebear

Animaux by Tede

 

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