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Cooper the Burrowing Owl (SB Zoo, CA 2012)

Cooper being silly at the Santa Barbara Zoo. He's a character and will follow your movements while photographing him and his fellow owls....
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Cooper being silly at the Santa Barbara Zoo. He's a character and will follow your movements while photographing him and his fellow owls.
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25 Comments | Report
normg123 PRO
 
normg123 October 16, 2016
All of your shots are extremely well composed, but you got this bird's head all crooked in this one somehow.
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
David_Blakley_Photography October 24, 2016
LOL, thanks Norm.
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman October 31, 2016
I absolutely love this one. Great catch.
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
David_Blakley_Photography November 04, 2016
Thank you, Chuck, took 30-40 frames to get a clear shot.
DebbieKMiller81 PRO+
 
DebbieKMiller81 November 04, 2016
Too funny.
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
David_Blakley_Photography November 20, 2016
Cooper and his fellow owls (all looked the same, but he was different) were a riot to watch.
leckie45 PRO+
 
leckie45 November 07, 2016
Love this ... It certainly put a smile on my face .. Cheers, Trish
David_Blakley_Photography PRO
David_Blakley_Photography November 20, 2016
Thank you, Trish. Animals do that to us sometimes. :)
anniel
 
anniel December 13, 2016
Oh what a laugh this guy looks a real character great capture ????
PhotosbyJLR PRO+
 
PhotosbyJLR December 23, 2016
Love the expression!
blairknoxphoto PRO+
 
blairknoxphoto December 29, 2016
This is such a great catch!
dougmyles
 
dougmyles December 30, 2016
Can't quite get my head around this one...

What a hoot!
Cavanrose
 
Cavanrose January 04, 2017
Adorable !!
Stellasview
 
Stellasview January 07, 2017
Love Cooper!! Definitely a smile maker!! 30-40 shots were worth getting this one!!
douglasgray PRO+
 
douglasgray January 08, 2017
Had to laugh at this. Great shot.
heavenlyraine
 
heavenlyraine January 10, 2017
This made me laugh! Great capture! You have an amazing gallery!
Baumhaus
 
Baumhaus January 16, 2017
:-)
Great shot. So funny :-).
I like most of your photos!
carolyns PRO
 
carolyns March 29, 2017
Funny little owl! Great shot!
Laureli PRO+
 
Laureli June 15, 2017
Cute as can be! I love this . . . and all your shots!
donnakaywatson
 
donnakaywatson September 08, 2017
how can you look at that face and NOT smile!!!
lindathomasBAhons Premium
 
lindathomasBAhons September 08, 2017
certainly makes you smile
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 September 27, 2017
Absolutely adorable!! シ
adavies PRO
 
adavies September 27, 2017
Lol...what a ham! Adorable capture! Love it! :)
darrellgillenwater PRO+
 
darrellgillenwater October 05, 2017
I have had one of those days, lol. Great shot
VHiggins
 
VHiggins October 20, 2017
How cute!
philrobson1 PRO
 
philrobson1 July 21, 2018
Haha..great portrait
Julia_137
 
Julia_137 August 01, 2018
Great picture ! Come and check out a few of mine sometime ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜„
janland PRO+
 
janland January 27, 2019
Congrats David on winning My Make us smile challenge! Wonderful capture! Regards Jan
tracyfinn PRO+
 
tracyfinn March 12, 2020
Cracking shot, congrats.