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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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:iconpcellis:
pcellis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful owl !!
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You very much :star:
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Havasu24 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  New Deviant
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  Hobbyist
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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:iconvanndra:
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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:iconvanndra:
vanndra Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome Gigi :)
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rsiphotography Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconblakelord: Thank You
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DCatz Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
What a sweetheart <3
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much Owl Victory Roll 2 80x80 by MoogleyMog
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JoLee-Art Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautifulHeart 
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You  :iconowl-plz:
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PhotosCrystalJones Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful image !!  Heart Heart Heart 
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You so much :iconowl-plz:
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ShipperTrish Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
Beautiful owl and snow scene. :aww:
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gigi50 Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You It was such a wonderful experience :heart:
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JoyfulHeartDesigns Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow...this is such a wonderful picture!! I bet it was amazing to be there...I have always wanted to see an owl in person, other than at the zoo :P
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gigi50 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes this was my most amazing encounter
being so close with a wildlife creature :clap:
Thank you so much :iconowl-plz:
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funkwood Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Beautiful! I read your description about listening for mice,...But it almost looks like she looks a bit sad. (owls don't probably feel sadness) But you captured a memorable scene. Worship 
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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funkwood Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
You're most welcome! Nod 
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Vhistrel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice photo :clap:
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :iconowl-plz:
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flameheart10 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
Awesome and beautiful! :heart:
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :iconowl-plz:
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Lucky-LB-Artz Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student Artist
Beautiful colors! :D The barred owl is one of my favourite animals *-*
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You :iconowl-plz: Thats great :D
It was an awesome encounter :D
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spoox Featured By Owner Edited Mar 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
So beautiful :) I never seen an owl here in Alaska.
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh Thank you, they are probably hiding deep in the forest
they certainly have a lot more space there or the Eagles
are the territory owners :giggle:
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Lizard2002 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
I am so very jealous... I would not have lasted as long as you in the cold, but you are an amazing photographer!!!
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconsaaptewt: When you encounter something like this
in Nature you forget about the cold for a while :w00t:
Thank you so much :hug:
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Lizard2002 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
Hug  You are welcome.
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alojaco Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful owl and photo.
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much 
She's my pride and joy :iconowl-plz:
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lauraypablo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015   Digital Artist
omg!!it's so beautiful!!!!:heart:
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconthankiesplz: :w00t:
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