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Barred Owl

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 5 February 2018 in Animal & Insect.

Shortly after beginning our walk, we saw people looking up into a tree. This character was sitting there quite peacefully.

Autumn Walk with Anders
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

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I'll be busy the next few weeks. Commenting will be spotty at best.

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful capture Steve. She seems to sleep

5 Feb 2018 5:07am

rem_la from Villiers, France

les couleurs sont superbes

5 Feb 2018 5:31am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Ohhhhhh. .. Magnifique. )

5 Feb 2018 6:11am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Hello, nice to meet you.

5 Feb 2018 6:11am

Martine from France

Quelle jolie chouette !

5 Feb 2018 6:40am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

This is a wonderful capture of a sleepy owl.

5 Feb 2018 7:26am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Splendide ! Très belle rencontre.
Bonne journée Steve

5 Feb 2018 8:34am

Chantal B. from Vitry le François, France

Très chouette ! Belle prise.

5 Feb 2018 8:46am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Wonderful capture ! an excellent animal portrait ! details, light, dof and bokeh, all is perfect !

5 Feb 2018 8:59am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A very fine study . . not often I get to see an owl.

5 Feb 2018 9:24am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great capture ! Excellent details !

5 Feb 2018 9:50am

Evelyne Dubos from Burkina Faso

superb capture !

5 Feb 2018 10:08am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle photo !!! J'aime beaucoup !

5 Feb 2018 10:56am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent! Great capture, light and details!

5 Feb 2018 11:02am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands


5 Feb 2018 11:33am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


5 Feb 2018 11:57am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Awesome capture of this owl with with great detail!! I love the soft dapple light on him.

5 Feb 2018 1:03pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful portrait in beautiful details. It looks so lovely.

5 Feb 2018 1:39pm

Olivier P from Tlse, France

A very beautiful catch ! Great animal's portait ! Well done !

5 Feb 2018 1:55pm

jean pierre a from France

superbe oiseau!! amitiés

5 Feb 2018 1:58pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A beautiful image of this handsome owl. The light is superb and that light blue sky really makes the owl stand out nicely.

5 Feb 2018 2:02pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Aw!! Lucky you !
May be he was fast asleep..oblivious to everything around !

5 Feb 2018 2:04pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

He looks asleep, but I bet he was keeping an eye on what was going on.

5 Feb 2018 2:29pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Usually owl pictures so big staring eyes, but this one is unusual and very good to show an owl peacefully sleeping it appears. Very well done.

5 Feb 2018 3:50pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Wow !! spectacular.. I like a lot. I really like a lot.
(Harry Potter comes to mind)

5 Feb 2018 4:12pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Magnificent. Great capture of the owl. :)

5 Feb 2018 4:19pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Mervielleuse iamge de cette chouette quelle compo superbe.
Un grand merci et belle soirée

5 Feb 2018 4:21pm

Nicole Allombert from 13580 - LA FARE LES OLIVIERS, France

Wow ! Marvellous shot and light and détails !!!

5 Feb 2018 5:10pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...Magnifique capture !!

5 Feb 2018 5:39pm

Behnaz Assadi from karaj, Iran

sleeping beauty

5 Feb 2018 5:46pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

let me sleep

5 Feb 2018 6:04pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Love the dappled light. What a fabulous find and capture

5 Feb 2018 6:13pm

willy from Belgium

un superbe portrait de ce hibou Steve


5 Feb 2018 6:34pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Absolutely beautiful. Gorgeous light and color. He seems not to be bothered by his admirers below. A great image!

5 Feb 2018 9:27pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

What a find... fantastic! What beautiful detail you captured.

5 Feb 2018 9:48pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

So lovely owl!

5 Feb 2018 11:10pm

sherri from Arkansas, United States

this is fantastic

did you happen upon it or know it slept there ?

6 Feb 2018 1:55am

@sherri: I knew that owls sometimes visit the sanctuary. I knew nothing of this particular bird though.

Becky from los angeles, United States

I adore this! Wow. The colors and the silence and the softness and light. Superb.

6 Feb 2018 4:10am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, focus, DOF, colors & lights!
L O V E L Y !!!

6 Feb 2018 11:11am

Kiki from AUVERGNE, France

What a magnificent shot ! Bravo Steve !

6 Feb 2018 6:36pm

@Kiki: Thanks so much.

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

6 Feb 2018 8:58pm

@omid: Thanks, Omid.

Babzy from Besançon, France

Wonderfull capture ! Congrats

6 Feb 2018 10:11pm

@Babzy: Thank you.

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight Steve! Very well deserved!

7 Feb 2018 12:35am

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you, Elaine.

Becky from los angeles, United States

Congrats Steve!!!

7 Feb 2018 5:45am

@Becky: Thanks, Becky.

Gérard from Allauch, France

Congrats Steve

7 Feb 2018 7:54am

@Gérard: Thank you.

Chantal B. from Vitry le François, France

Félicitations pour le spotlight

7 Feb 2018 8:12am

@Chantal B.: Thank you.

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Congratulations Steve!

7 Feb 2018 8:36am

@mo.langel: Thank you, Mo.

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Congratulations on your spotlight for this wonderful photo!

7 Feb 2018 9:57am

@Mireille T.: Thanks so much.

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight

7 Feb 2018 10:58am

@Marjolein: Thank you, Marjolein.

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight, Steve.

7 Feb 2018 2:22pm

@Kyu: Thanks, Kyu.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

7 Feb 2018 2:53pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you, Ruthie.

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

love it

7 Feb 2018 2:56pm

@Dimitrios: Thank you.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and Congratulations on a well-deserved Spotlight !

7 Feb 2018 5:11pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks, Ronnie.

Diana from Olympia, United States


7 Feb 2018 5:29pm

@Diana: Thanks.

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

and Congratulations on your Spotlight !

7 Feb 2018 8:24pm

@Mhelene: Thank you, Mhelene.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Back to congratulate you on the well-deserved Spotlight!!

7 Feb 2018 8:47pm

@Steven: Thanks, Steven.

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Beautiful! ;-) I Love Owls!!

8 Feb 2018 6:23am

@Denny Jump: Thanks, Denny.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is wonderful. Great light. Congratulations on the Spotlight!

10 Feb 2018 1:04am

@Michael Rawluk: Thank you.

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

تبریک میگم

10 Feb 2018 10:20pm

@fateme@@: Thank you, Fateme.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight.

12 Feb 2018 3:39pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you, Ana.

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire Pays de la Loire, France

Très rare capture.

13 Feb 2018 3:20pm

@Captain Guildive Ajoupa: Thank you.

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Congrats on the Spotlight, quite an amazing photo, beautiful !~

18 Feb 2018 6:59am

@Phil Morris: Thanks, Phil.