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ElenaRK March 17, 2016
I had to look twice at this picture. I though you had photo edited the owl to blend it with the tree. I love it!
 
WildOnSanibel March 29, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
 
WildOnSanibel March 29, 2016
This is an incredible photo! Great job! What part of the country was this taken in?
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wklein July 10, 2016
Thanks for the comment, sorry for the late response. It was taken in Cocoa Florida
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carolcardillo March 29, 2016
Wow! Congrats on being a Finalist!
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naturisk March 31, 2016
Hoot! No wonder some superstitious people feel there are hauned trees!
 
LG2360 April 26, 2016
UH-MAZE-ING!!!! Took my Breath away!
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wklein February 09, 2017
Thank you very much!
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meganlorenz April 27, 2016
Huge Congrats....well deserved win Bill :-D
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wklein July 10, 2016
Thanks Megan!
 
JDLifeshots April 27, 2016
Good eye! Congrats.
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wklein July 10, 2016
Thanks!
 
Irene_van_Nunen April 28, 2016
Congratulations!
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wklein July 10, 2016
Thanks!
 
james74oshea April 30, 2016
Amazing photograph .
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wklein July 10, 2016
Thanks you!
 
barryphillips May 09, 2016
Fantastic Shot, I had too take a double look at it myself
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wklein July 10, 2016
Thanks you!
 
davidwaldman May 14, 2016
Great capture!
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wklein July 10, 2016
Thanks you!
 
frenchiepooh May 18, 2016
Sublime details .. honestly
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wklein July 10, 2016
Thanks you very much!
 
This is an insanely excellent capture! I love the brown, natural colors in this...and that one green eye! Also really love the sharpness...each feather stands out so beautiful. Love this whole thing!
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wklein July 10, 2016
Thank you for the great comment!
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CathieMoog May 28, 2016
This is such an interesting shot that I had to keep looking at it. Talk about camouflage! It has tack-sharp focus on the eye - you can even see the catch light. Awesome image! Well done.
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wklein July 10, 2016
Thank you very much Cathie!
 
JasonTrikes September 13, 2016
Just Blending in! Awesome! :-)
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wklein November 01, 2016
Thanks Jason!
 
sandramurphy_0751 September 14, 2016
This is stunning, looks like the tree is growing a face
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wklein November 01, 2016
Thanks Sandra!
 
Tlgon2info September 15, 2016
Wow! Impressive.
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wklein November 01, 2016
Thanks you!
 
cyrillinegoodman September 19, 2016
Absolutely amazing capture!
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wklein November 01, 2016
Thanks you!
 
BYJUTHARAYIL September 21, 2016
great camo.
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wklein November 01, 2016
Thanks you!
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Henrymarbel October 03, 2016
owlsome! ;o)
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wklein November 01, 2016
Thanks you!
 
meganholman October 03, 2016
an amazing photo mesmerizing definitely has the wow factor
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wklein November 01, 2016
Thanks Megan!
 
Aravinthan October 04, 2016
Wow amazing
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wklein November 01, 2016
Thanks You!
 
Rapid_Shotz_Photography October 28, 2016
This is a very cool shot, thanks for sharing!
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wklein November 01, 2016
Thanks You!
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catherinethompson November 06, 2016
Brilliant capture. Not sure which direction the eye is staring. Wonderful.
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wklein February 09, 2017
Thanks! She was looking straight out, but it is deceiving.
 
DawnChovy November 10, 2016
Amazing shot...!
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wklein February 09, 2017
Thanks you!
 
lindapersson November 24, 2016
This is one of those photos I wish I had taken. So so well spotted and capture! Love it!
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wklein February 09, 2017
Thank you very much!
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michaelakrempelhoward December 23, 2016
The tree has eyes - stunning
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wklein February 09, 2017
Thank you!
 
marcio_schluter January 04, 2017
amazing shot, congrats.
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wklein February 09, 2017
Thank you!
 
yaminahmmedshazil January 06, 2017
Great
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wklein February 09, 2017
Thank you!
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deniseguthery January 06, 2017
Once in a lifetime capture! So glad you shared it and so glad I stumbled across it!
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wklein February 09, 2017
It was an amazing opportunity....I was blessed to have. Thank you!
 
jayconnors January 07, 2017
Great Image Bill!
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wklein February 09, 2017
Thank you Jay!
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Bonnie_D January 28, 2017
Amazing capture!!!
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wklein February 09, 2017
Thank you !
 
darlenelonseth January 31, 2017
Sooooo coool
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wklein February 09, 2017
Thank you !
 
coryahern February 04, 2017
Ok, this is seriously creepy, but in a good way - freaky, even. :)
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wklein February 09, 2017
Thank you!
 
CarolLynnEltzroth February 04, 2017
Totally awesome picture
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wklein February 09, 2017
Thanks!
 
Mikeirelandphotography February 13, 2017
Awesome capture
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wklein May 24, 2018
Thank you!
 
Cavanrose February 13, 2017
WOW ! That's amazing !
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wklein May 24, 2018
Thank you!
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texaaronpueschel February 28, 2017
Genius shot
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wklein May 24, 2018
Thank you!
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texaaronpueschel February 28, 2017
Genius shot
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wklein May 24, 2018
Thank you!
 
coy March 12, 2017
Wow
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wklein May 24, 2018
Thank you!
 
MsSolanum April 11, 2017
Awesome
 
whitneysiasstenkamp April 17, 2017
Crazy!!
 
jonbuck May 18, 2017
Love this
 
hiawatha August 22, 2017
Magical!
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karinmcfarlane September 11, 2017
Amazing capture :)
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Alwolfe September 21, 2017
What a beautiful capture.
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JayneBug October 12, 2017
Home run with this shot. Intriguing, artful, natural, simply amazing. Congratulations.
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wklein May 24, 2018
Thanks you!
 
Tristesse October 24, 2017
Such a fantastic shot!
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wklein May 24, 2018
Thanks you!
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liznormlevangie February 21, 2018
What a superb shot! Texture, details and clarity!
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wklein May 24, 2018
Thanks you!
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Flokiteashusky March 05, 2018
What a shot. At first look thats realky freaky but amazingly well done. Great job.
 
IrinaRi March 14, 2018
Absolutely amazing!
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wklein May 24, 2018
Thanks you!
 
susanmcfarland March 16, 2018
Absolutely PERFECT shot!
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wklein May 24, 2018
Thanks you very much!
 
susanmcfarland March 16, 2018
Have you entered this in both of the Owl challenges yet?
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henemark99 July 28, 2018
stunning!!!! simple as thant
 
kendraknighten August 06, 2018
Thats amazing! I Love it.
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billkuespert August 31, 2018
Fantastic photo!
 
mattfishy September 06, 2018
This has blown my mind. Such a great photo. Perfect camouflage. Amazing nature captured beautifully.
 
keepclicking October 15, 2018
Wow fantastic photo one in a million. Congratulations.
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bobtoye Mar 07
Captivating image!
 
bcvarol Mar 13
Awesome capture... It is speechless
 
MBGrower Mar 14
Stunning once I realized what I was actually seeing. 100% superior quality shot!
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paparick Apr 13
Amazing

Nature's Camo

The tree that this cavity burrow is in is located in the front yard of a home close to where I live. The tree is only 2ft from the sidewalk leading to a front d...
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The tree that this cavity burrow is in is located in the front yard of a home close to where I live. The tree is only 2ft from the sidewalk leading to a front door and 10 ft from the house itself. Nature has provided this species with some excellent camouflage and they know how to use it. While she was perched at the entrance of the burrow, I watched this female fluff her feathers so that they extended beyond the edge of the tree's bark. Then she moved backwards so her feathers fanned outward against the bark of the tree, filling in most of the gaps between her and the tree, and allowing her to blend in. Because of poor lighting conditions at the time, a tripod was a necessity. I also used the camera in “live view” to minimize vibration from “mirror slap” and a shutter release to further reduce camera shake. Canon 7D mk2 1/160 f8 ISO 800 500mm w/+1.4x See more photos of the screech owls here https://wklein.smugmug.com/Birds/Screech-Owls/i-gn9ZR37
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Contest Finalist in Anything Birds Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Monthly Pro Vol 28 Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Image of the Year Photo Contest 2016
Contest Finalist in The Animal Eye Photo Contest
Runner Up in Living Creatures Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Living Creatures Photo Contest
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