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Barred Owl 
My most memorable experience with a wild creature in the forest.
In this photo she is looking down and listening for mice under the snow
As I searched for chickadees and squirrels there she was sitting on a branch
no more then six feet above me, she did not seem to mind me at all, I spent
almost 2 hours with her until my fingers could no longer move !
It was around -20Celsius that day.
Huntsville Ontario Canada
First place in contest group :iconarthassoul:
and 3rd place in :icontheartlounge: 


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Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Professional Photographer
Gorgeous creature :)
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Aw yes a favourite of mine
Thank you so much :w00t:
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:icondarth-marlan:
Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Professional Photographer
:aww: Totally welcome
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Joe-Lynn-Design Featured By Owner May 3, 2017
Beautiful shot Gigi :clap:
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gigi50 Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer

:iconthankyousignplz: 

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Joe-Lynn-Design Featured By Owner May 6, 2017
billboard: MY PLEASURE 
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:iconblack-b-o-x:
Black-B-o-x Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
Aww! So adorable! Great photo! :love: :heart:
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You so much :rose:
I sure hope to encounter more when
I return to Ontario in the near future !
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome photo-just amazing!!!
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you and a most awesome encounter that Winter
This past summer my excitement was spotting a live
sea star, I felt like a child discovering a treasure:
Squeezed in a crevice by gigi50
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome wow cool!
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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:iconscarabscorner:
ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug:
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:iconingase:
ingase Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
this is a great picture!
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You so much
A most awesome encounter :w00t:
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:iconzoomer1958:
Zoomer1958 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Darlene would KILL to get a shot like this!
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle: Must hang out in Muskoka
on cold Winter mornings :giggle:
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:iconzoomer1958:
Zoomer1958 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Brrrrrr!!!
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle:
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ChadRouthier Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Professional Photographer
Nice capture Gigi!
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You very much :iconowlplz:
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:iconingoldenlight:
ingoldenlight Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
What a surreal memory and moment to treasure! You did it so much justice. This shot is absolutely beautiful, intriguing, and captivating. Love love love it!
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much
I was very lucky to have the opportunity to
meet such a fine creature :heart:
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Agent36496 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016   Writer
She looks wonderful :heart:
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :hug:
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:icondorenna:
dorenna Featured By Owner May 30, 2016
Excellent work, and nice story. Thank-you.
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Aw Thank you 
Glad you enjoyed and your Welcome :hug:
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:iconlandsverk:
landsverk Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
Fantastic shot!
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you I am glad you like it
She was a wonderful bird to encounter :clap:
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AveragePhotographer Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot! I've never seen an Owl before.
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You It was an awesome encounter!
Hope you get a chance at some point !
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:iconpcellis:
pcellis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful owl !!
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You very much :star:
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:iconhavasu24:
Havasu24 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
Lovely owl photo. I also love owls.
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You very much Yes they are beautiful and so calm :clap:
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
I love owls as I use to raise them for movies with my husband a long time ago. Always so sweet :iconowl-plz:
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow what a cool job that must have been :clap:
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
Well, it was mostly a hobby. My first husband was a licensed Falconer. On week ends he would rescue birds of pray and we would bring them back to good health. Then some would be trained to hunt.  Prairie falcons and great horned owl mostly. When the injuries required a vet then he worked with UCLA vet training dept to fix them up. It is from there that students made movies. I love owls. Already moved this one in my faves owl folder. :iconowl-plz:
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thats pretty neat, working with wildlife
I think its most awesome, must be fantastic memories
and awww Thank you so much, she's my top deviation on DA :nod: :w00t:
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
I can certainly see that because she is spectacular. :iconowl-plz:
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Owl Victory Roll 2 80x80 by MoogleyMog
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015
Sleepy Owl by JuneBerry
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
Outstanding. It's clear she's concentrating on something, and you were able to spend time with her. I love the contrast of warm yellow and brown feathers against the snow.  She's a beauty.
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :star:
Love your description of her :highfive:
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SueJO Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Professional Writer
This is amazing. :heart:
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You It was a fantastic nature encounter Owl Victory Roll 2 80x80 by MoogleyMog
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SueJO Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Professional Writer
I believe it. :nod:
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vanndra Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous image :)
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You so much :iconowl-plz:
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