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Chomper the Great Horned Owl

"2017 - Project 52 - Week 12" - Sunday, March 19, 2017

Chomper the Great Horned Owl

"2017 - Project 52 - Week 12" - Sunday, March 19, 2017
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trainwoman PRO
 
trainwoman March 19, 2017
What a magnificent bird...great capture my dear
sue-zon PRO+
 
sue-zon March 19, 2017
This is truly magnificent!!! ッ
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots March 19, 2017
Awesome capture!
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 March 19, 2017
love the expression .. looks so fierce !! wonderful detail Cher !!
Bruz Ultimate
 
Bruz March 20, 2017
Love that intense stare. A beautiful capture of this raptor.
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt March 20, 2017
Wonderful capture of this magnificent Owl ! Fabulous detail and exposure Cher !! Chomper is sure a handsome fellow!
modelmeemaw Premium
 
modelmeemaw March 20, 2017
Wonderful capture! Beautiful bird
JulesB
 
JulesB March 21, 2017
The clarity is amazing...it just pops on the screen...thumbs up to you...great job!!!
Zilyram
 
Zilyram March 21, 2017
Awesome!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden March 22, 2017
Wow... fabulous!
Hood
 
Hood March 24, 2017
Lovely...
AnneDphotography PRO+
 
AnneDphotography March 27, 2017
awesome shot , well done !
terryc PRO+
 
terryc March 29, 2017
What a fantastic shot, Cher!! Lucky you to capture this handsome guy so beautifully! Luck and skill that is!
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman March 30, 2017
Truly magnificent! This is a winner for sure.
SunQueen
 
SunQueen March 31, 2017
Top photo Cher
jeffswanson
 
jeffswanson April 01, 2017
Awesome capture.
deannefortnam PRO+
 
deannefortnam April 05, 2017
This is so gorgeous! I've yet to get a good, clean shot of one of these beauties.
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 April 07, 2017
WOW!!!!!
lizziemellis Platinum
 
lizziemellis April 15, 2017
Wow! Not a happy to see you Owl.. amazing expression:-)
Eddieuuu071 Platinum
 
Eddieuuu071 April 17, 2017
Thank you for submitting your wonderful photo to this challenge! I have added it to my favorite list!
rmr731 Platinum
 
rmr731 April 18, 2017
Fantastic capture! Wow!
laurenkaymyers Premium
 
laurenkaymyers April 29, 2017
I LOVE owls and I love this shot. Great work.
SunQueen
 
SunQueen May 25, 2017
You are a Pro at capturing birds Just amazing Cher
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 June 13, 2017
Awesome capture
Bruz Ultimate
 
Bruz July 08, 2017
Wow Cher. Congrats on making finalist in the Social Exposure photo contest. This one rocks.
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 July 08, 2017
congrats on the finalist award Cher .. a great image :)
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt July 09, 2017
CONGRATS on winning Finalist in Social Exposure Cher!!!
KayBrewer Platinum
 
KayBrewer July 09, 2017
Congratulations, Cher! Finalist in the Social Exposure contest! Good luck
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita July 09, 2017
superb capture....congrats on your Finalist Award.
Alfredo_Jose
 
Alfredo_Jose July 10, 2017
Wow, stunning image!
mcampi PRO+
 
mcampi July 16, 2017
Congrats on finalist. Wonderful capture..
trainwoman PRO
 
trainwoman July 16, 2017
Congratulations on finalist finish is social exposure contest
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 August 05, 2017
Congrats on your finalist award Cher .. love this one
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt August 05, 2017
CONGRATS on being Contest Finalist In Centred Compositions Photo Contest!!
Alfredo_Jose
 
Alfredo_Jose August 24, 2017
Stunning image!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq August 26, 2017
Congrats on your finalist award, Cher! This is just wonderful!!!
adavies PRO
 
adavies September 17, 2017
Love this! Fantastic capture! :)
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita November 11, 2017
congrats on the Peer Choice Award Cher
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt November 26, 2017
Congrats on Peer Choice Award Cher !
SteBil30 Platinum
 
SteBil30 November 30, 2017
He is so regal looking, plus those eyes are very serious. Congrats on all the wins Cher.
ronniesharples PRO
 
ronniesharples January 02, 2018
Stunning picture
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq January 06, 2018
Voted Only Owls!
Eddieuuu071 Platinum
 
Eddieuuu071 March 23, 2018
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Owl photo! Congratulations, I have placed your photo into my favorites file from which the winner will be chosen! Best of luck!
Rose_Derkay
 
Rose_Derkay August 20, 2018
Wow.
keepclicking
 
keepclicking October 16, 2018
Great photo congrats.
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt November 28, 2018
CONGRATULATIONS on being a CONTEST FINALIST FOR BEAUTIFUL OWLS PHOTO CONTEST November !!
Dalecga PRO+
 
Dalecga December 08, 2018
Congrats on being an owl finalist. You are on a roll my friend!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 December 27, 2018
Congratulations !! Won Finalist Beautiful Owls Photo Contest
apluhaq
 
apluhaq March 14, 2019
Superb❤️
jeffgauthier
 
jeffgauthier May 30, 2019
Now this picture is stunning!! WOW!!!!!!
Dalecga PRO+
 
Dalecga August 17, 2019
Good luck Cher in the contest. It's a winner!
Dalecga PRO+
 
Dalecga October 07, 2019
Yes I think is the one. If I'm not mistaken I said that you had a winner with that on some time ago. Congratulations my talented Cher!
patrickstrock PRO
 
patrickstrock October 12, 2019
Nice shot
VLJ_PHOTOGRAPHY Platinum
 
VLJ_PHOTOGRAPHY October 14, 2019
Spectacular shot.
Dalecga PRO+
 
Dalecga October 27, 2019
Voted covers. Love this winner!
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole November 08, 2019
Beautiful bird, and beautiful capture!! : )
Sun-Bee
 
Sun-Bee December 20, 2019
Amazing capture!!!
Eddieuuu071 Platinum
 
Eddieuuu071 February 28, 2020
Congratulations on your top 10 finish in Covers! It is well deserved!
gowathamanganesan
 
gowathamanganesan March 13, 2020
Excellent
narahnarah
 
narahnarah April 02, 2020
Congratulations!!; You are the winner of the -"Challenge Owls"-, Thank you for sharing your photo in the challenge....
margaretgodfrey PRO
 
margaretgodfrey April 02, 2020
great shot, congrats on winning challenge :)
Joviaal PRO
 
Joviaal April 03, 2020
Congratulations on your win with this beautiful image.
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
texaaronpueschel May 19, 2020
Mangificicent raptor. This one gets the Woodsy Owl Award.
vitor Platinum
 
vitor November 20, 2020
masterpiece !
heatherbordenarnold PRO
 
heatherbordenarnold December 02, 2020
Stunning
melzonejohnson
 
Awesome picture
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots Feb 01
Amazing capture! Voted Birds.
RickL PRO+
 
RickL Feb 01
Exceptional composition and beautiful detail,excellent eye focus
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots Feb 25
Beautiful! Voted Favorite Photo.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots Mar 04
Gorgeous capture! Voted VB Homepage.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots Mar 12
Great shot! Voted Center of Frame.
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt Mar 12
Voted Celebrating Nature
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
You capture beautiful images of owls.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots Apr 10
Great shot! Voted Watching You.
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt May 08
Congrats on your Top Shot Award Cher !
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots Jun 03
Voted No Humans! Good luck.
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt Jun 15
Voted Viewbug Project
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt Jul 03
Voted Single Subject !!
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt Aug 15
Voted Discover the Wildlife for this awesome shot !!!
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt Sep 22
Voted The Eyes !!
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt Oct 26
Voted Capture Brown !!
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt Nov 05
Voted Tracking Wildlife !!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photograph was taken in the country where there are many wild birds of prey but there is also a facility where birds of prey now live as they are unable to be released back into the wild for one reason or another. It is called Mountsberg Raptor Centre which is located near Campbellford, Ontario.
Time
This photograph was taken on a cool winter's day at 10:20 a.m.
Lighting
No flash was required with this photograph as it was taken in the morning.
Equipment
I used my Canon camera which was hand held. I do not have expensive camera equipment nor do I believe that you need to have an expensive camera to capture a beautiful photograph. The camera does not take the photograph but the photographer does.
Inspiration
I have always loved any birds of prey. I find them to be so regal, graceful, swift and powerful that they just amaze me. When the opportunity arose to photograph the birds of prey, I jumped at it.
Editing
The only minor post-processing I did on this photograph was to cropped it a bit and then I used Photomatix to make the photograph a bit more vibrant! Otherwise what you see is what came straight out of my camera.
In my camera bag
In my camera bag I carry my Canon camera, extra batteries, various filters, lens filter cleaner and extra memory cards.
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I believe that every photograph tells a story, so make your photograph tell a story. Photography changes the way you see things. You notice colours, textures, people, nature … everything around you looks different when you start to see the world through a lens. Have fun and enjoy doing what you love doing, which is taking photographs. Don’t follow your dreams … chase them!

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