Keeping Warm



The two birds of prey are three week old baby great horned owls.

The two birds of prey are three week old baby great horned owls.
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Spring 21 Award
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Celebrity Award
Contest Finalist in Covers Photo Contest Volume2
Contest Finalist in Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 42
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43 Comments | Report
Bruz Ultimate
 
Bruz February 22, 2019
What a shot. You get some amazing shots at the birds of Prey. I am going to one tomorrow.
RickL PRO+
 
RickL February 22, 2019
Great composition
sue-zon PRO+
 
sue-zon February 22, 2019
Just amazing, Cher! How do you manage to get so close to these birds in the wild?
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt February 22, 2019
Fabulous capture, amazing detail and exposure, Genius ! You should be so proud of this shot Cher !
Cookies4U PRO+
 
Cookies4U February 22, 2019
that is a fabulous capture!
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman February 23, 2019
This is truly a masterpiece. WOW
Dalecga PRO+
 
Dalecga February 23, 2019
Excellent shot Cher. Look at them....the little one is leaning right into the warmth.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots February 25, 2019
What a sweet capture. Great job!
ETAussie
 
ETAussie March 01, 2019
WoW! Excellent capture :)
MicktheGreek PRO+
 
MicktheGreek March 05, 2019
10/10
Angel1957
 
Angel1957 March 08, 2019
Sweet! Did you have to get up on something to be at their same Height
bonico
 
bonico March 09, 2019
Nice capture
Cricket123 PRO+
 
Cricket123 March 09, 2019
Love Owls great shot
Novagurl53
 
Novagurl53 March 09, 2019
What an awesome photo!
Eddieuuu071 Platinum
 
Eddieuuu071 March 10, 2019
So great!
regnaphoto
 
regnaphoto March 10, 2019
hits the spot! beautiful
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole March 11, 2019
Wow....what a stunning shot....amazing details and focus!! What a thrill it must have been to discover them!! : )
karenkeil
 
karenkeil March 12, 2019
I believe I recognize the tree, and hope to get to see this year's owlets. Excellent picture
simonparry
 
simonparry March 12, 2019
Awesome shot...
RickL PRO+
 
RickL March 12, 2019
Beautiful photo
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita March 13, 2019
OMG...that's so adorable. Congrats on the award Cher xoxoxo
amjadhossainsohel
 
amjadhossainsohel March 14, 2019
wow
adriansart Platinum
 
adriansart March 15, 2019
Just delightful Cher you must of been quite close to the nest to get this?
Alfredo_Jose
 
Alfredo_Jose March 15, 2019
Beautiful shot!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 March 17, 2019
Congratulations , Won Staff Favorite
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden March 27, 2019
Fantastic capture!
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt March 31, 2019
Wow CONGRATS on being a FINALIST IN THE IMAGE OF THE MONTH CONTEST 42 for March of 2019 !!!!!! can't wait to see how many AWARDS this image will earn !!!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita March 31, 2019
congrats on your Finalist Award Cher xoxoxo
VLJ_PHOTOGRAPHY Platinum
 
VLJ_PHOTOGRAPHY April 07, 2019
Fabulous capture
terryc PRO+
 
terryc April 11, 2019
what an awesome capture, Cher!! How lucky to spot these babies!! Huge congrats on your Finalist! So well deserved!!
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 April 13, 2019
outstanding Cher and Congrats on the awards
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita May 24, 2019
congrats on the Celebrity Award...so awesome! xoxoxo
jeffgauthier
 
jeffgauthier May 30, 2019
Nice capture!!! I love owls! They're really hard to capture on camera so when you get a shot like this.... WOW!! I'm carving an owl in wood right now with 2 bluejays harassing him. I'll post it when I'm done. Awesome picture!!
BrianBasson PRO+
 
BrianBasson August 24, 2019
Love it
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita January 09, 2020
congrats on the latest award Cher.. .love this photo xoxoxoxo
Sun-Bee
 
Sun-Bee January 20, 2020
Amazing creative shot!!
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry June 01, 2020
Awesome, Love it.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots November 13, 2020
Great shot! Voted Pair of Twos.
FergalBrady
 
FergalBrady December 16, 2020
Cosy great capture
ronshattuck_9532
 
Perfect
cheriejordan PRO+
 
cheriejordan Feb 10
Super amazing shot! Love it!
sue-zon PRO+
 
sue-zon Apr 23
Congrats on ALL your awards, dear Cher . . . this is a truly awesome capture!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 18
Perfect timing! Voted Animal Planet.

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photograph of these three week old great horned owls at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Vittoria, Ontario.
Time
I captured this photograph at approximately 2:00 p.m. in July.
Lighting
Natural lighting was used.
Equipment
I used my Canon camera which was hand held. I do not believe you have to have an expensive camera to capture a beautiful photograph. I feel strongly that cameras do not take the photograph but photographers do.
Inspiration
I am always inspired and intrigued by the birds of prey. These baby owls just cuddled each other and they were so cute. The word raptor is derived from "rapere", a Latin word which means to seize or capture and that is exactly what I attempt to do with my camera! They will grow into a beautiful and graceful bird of prey and I find it mesmerizing to watch them.
Editing
The only minor post-processing I did on this photograph was to cropped it slightly and then used Photoshop to make it a bit more sharper. 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.
Feedback
I strongly 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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