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A Eurasian Eagle Owl in flight. I have been asked about the different colored eyes. This owl is owned by famous naturalist Steve Hoddy who often displays his ...
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A Eurasian Eagle Owl in flight. I have been asked about the different colored eyes. This owl is owned by famous naturalist Steve Hoddy who often displays his free flying raptors at raptorfests, renaissance fairs, etc. My presumption is that this owl is in captivity due to an eye injury-issue.
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16 Comments | Report
Denis111
 
Denis111 May 02, 2019
Different eyes! Really?
MERCEDESS PRO
 
MERCEDESS May 08, 2019
Wow, phantastic shot
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texaaronpueschel May 19, 2019
Excellent work on this image.
ashley_renee_0408
 
ashley_renee_0408 May 22, 2019
Wow amazing!
mttomimages
 
mttomimages June 01, 2019
Fabulous image! I've seen it before. I voted for it. I hope you win the contest!
jimhelmick
 
jimhelmick June 18, 2019
Amazing photo.
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photosdude October 27, 2019
brilliant action shot well done.
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jackiegoodwin November 20, 2019
smashing - thank you for entering your lovely photo into my challenge animals of any kind - good luck
AnnHopta PRO+
 
AnnHopta November 28, 2019
Great capture. Love the two different colors of the eyes that you caught, amazing!
Elysee
 
Elysee December 09, 2019
Glad to see this finally rise where it deserves to be! It is stunning, truly stunning!
mariomenteshvili
 
mariomenteshvili December 19, 2019
Incredible capture.....
SoulfulExpressions
 
what an exceptional photo
charliemulishablanco
 
Beautiful
debasish_pal
 
debasish_pal Jan 30
excellent
bonnielauriepelland PRO
 
Congratulations on Your Win in My Challenge! I Had a Lot of Amazing Pictures that Were My Favorites...But Your Shot was Just Stunning!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Wow' Love the eyes. Awesome shot.

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at the annual Boyd Hill Nature Preserve raptor fest in St. Petersburg, Florida
Time
The shot was made at 10:30 AM
Lighting
The lighting had interesting tones in the sky which made for an enhancement to the already very lucky, interesting shot. It also apparently caused the appearance of different colorations between the two eyes of the owl
Equipment
Canon 7D Mark II with Canon 100-400mm L lens handheld
Inspiration
I am fascinated by raptors and especially love when I have the opportunity to catch them in flight. As a retired airline pilot and master skydiver, I love everything that has wings!
Editing
Simply converting the original RAW image to JPEG
In my camera bag
I normally hand cary the above rig for most of my shooting
Feedback
I'm very lucky to have an incredible amount of wildlife in my area of Florida and raptors of all kinds are quite common and accessible. As I mentioned, however, this one was shot at a raptor fest and I would suggest checking for similar events in your area in that most of these have incredible photo ops including lots of trained raptors that free fly such as the subject of this photo

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