Sunday, April 29, 2012

what a swift and silent beauty

is the barred owl.

18 comments:

Kate said...

Oh my! The wisest of the wise. It's a terrific close-up.

Birdman said...

You've 'captured' me with this shot.

Pierre said...

I love howls. And I love to hear them at night! Great image!

Sharon Creech said...

Great portrait - looks fierce and determined.

Sharon said...

So intelligent looking.

magiceye said...

wonderful portrait of the wise one!

Malyss said...

I always love their eyes, there's a world behind..No wonder they were symbol for wisdom.

VP said...

An excellent portrait of an unusual bird...

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful, isn't it. Spring birds in a row and then a sweet mouse for a sweet girl. MB

Lowell said...

Love owls. Is this in residence at your house/yard?

We had a couple of owls living in a big oak tree at our house in Ocala. We could see their eyes way up high at night.

Library Jewel said...

What a lovely contrast with the blue sky!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wise old owl, that 'knowing' expression says it all Brattcat. Wonderful catch.

Doug Hickok said...

How did you get so close? Did it hoot for you too? This owl is so diurnal... wonderful shot BC!

brattcat said...

i attended a wildlife photography workshop. this owl was our model.

JM said...

Fantastic, Brattcat!

SRQ said...

Beautiful winged creature...nice capture.

Cezar and Léia said...

LOVE this! Such a charming critter!
God bless you!
Cezar

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great shot of a beautiful owl.

Darryl and Ruth :)