A simple Burrowing Owl juvenile portrait

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A simple Burrowing Owl juvenile portraitA simple Burrowing Owl juvenile portrait – Nikon D200, f8, 1/350, ISO 250, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light, not baited

There are times in my life when I feel speechless in the face of the natural world. When I absorb the beauty of the scenery that surrounds me, inhale the scent of wildflowers that fill the air, see the reflections of clouds on still water and the glow within the eyes of my subjects I feel peaceful and quiet inside. Words aren’t needed.

Then the photographer in me takes over and I try to capture to what I am seeing, the beauty, the light and the fine details of my subjects. This portrait of a Burrowing Owl juvenile represents simplicity to me. It is what is it.



  1. Wickersham's Conscience May 8, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Just exquisite, Mia.

  2. Jane Chesebrough May 5, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Looking into this one’s eyes I felt awe.

  3. Elephant's Child May 5, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Sublime beauty. Thank you.

  4. Mary McAvoy May 5, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    One of your best…in an ongoing display of exceptional photography.
    Thanks Mia.

  5. Sarah Mayhew May 5, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Very sweet portrait!

  6. Stu May 5, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Amazing Mia! Up so close and such a wonderful photograph with such staggering detail! Made my birthday 😉

  7. Patty Chadwick May 5, 2014 at 8:12 am

    No words…just LOVE it!!!!

  8. John Randall May 5, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Absolutely Awesome Mia !

  9. Montanagirl May 5, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Incredible photo, Mia!

  10. Lois Bryan May 5, 2014 at 7:02 am

    well I’ll just never get enough of these little cutie pies … and your capture is so lovely … detail … clarity … exposure … light and the light in his eye!!! … but of course his alert little expression is what get me!!!! Love it, Mia!!!

  11. Bob Bushell May 5, 2014 at 6:49 am

    This bird is the nicest in the whole wide world, you captured it so well, I applaud you Mia.

  12. Larry Jordan May 5, 2014 at 6:44 am

    You have indeed captured the essence of this bird. People can’t help but love Burrowing Owls and the beauty and innocence of this youngster shines through in your photograph. Well done!

  13. Ilze Long May 5, 2014 at 6:15 am

    I’m in love! Perfection in bird, and yes, your photo also.

  14. Jolanta May 5, 2014 at 4:02 am

    Look at that face! Adorable; great picture!

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