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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
8 Sep 2011 3:24PM
Excellent close-up...........Sandy

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Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 3:26PM
Beautiful shot !.....gorgeous detail, & those eyes are just 'magic' !.......1st class !
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 3:44PM
A wonderful shot. Carole
cantona43 Plus
12 925 4 England
8 Sep 2011 3:48PM
super shot those eyes are perfect
8 Sep 2011 3:58PM
Fabulous eye contact.
Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 4:03PM
Smashing shot Steve, those eyes are great
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
8 Sep 2011 4:10PM
These really are the most marvellous birds in my opinion Steve and you have got this one spot on.
Good luck on the job front. I appreciate your problems and I am glad I have retired.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 4:20PM
An excellent study here Steve, very well done indeed.
Unfortunately I may also be joining the ranks of the unemployed soon, as our company are making about 170 people redundant - I hope you find something very soon.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 4:23PM
Those eyes are so very penetrating
KatieR 14 6.2k 6
8 Sep 2011 4:27PM
Very compelling - the eyes really draw you in. Glad not to be a small rodent...!
8 Sep 2011 4:41PM
A fine sharp close up Steve of this wonderful Owl. No luck on the job front then ( that figures) this country is in a bloody awful mess.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 4:41PM
Those eyes say it all Steve..wonderful
a great shot and like the closer crop too
good luck with the job depressing
but enjoy the photography, as know what you mean about it keeping you going!Smile
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 4:54PM
fantastic detail steve brilliant tones and colours love those beady eyes top shot Wink
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
8 Sep 2011 4:56PM
What a fantastic image, Steve. Carol
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 5:25PM
excellent shot, what does it mean when the ears are down?
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 5:50PM
Superb capture.

Quote:Excellent shot, what does it mean when the ears are down?

Hi Ann, they aren't actually ears but feather tufts. A bird's ears are on the side of the head not on the top where these feather tufts are located. By erecting these tufts of feathers, a more distinct outline suddenly becomes visible. This may allow pairs of birds (or families with young) to silently keep track of each other's presence, communicating by erecting and lowering these feathers. These tufts may also serve as signals to potential enemies by making the owl suddenly seem larger and more of a threat when the feathers become fully erect atop the head.
Shellio 7 2 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 6:23PM
A stunning image Steve, the eyes look so colourful and clear. Sorry to hear about your struggle in finding work, hope something comes along soon, keep bringing the photos.
8 Sep 2011 6:47PM
A excellent shot nice sharp eyes and the colours brill.
PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 8:13PM
Wonderful capture!
Good luck with the job hunting Grin
Roly 10 Wales
8 Sep 2011 9:01PM
Excellent close up Steve.Nice work.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
8 Sep 2011 9:04PM
such beautiful eyes, a great portrait!
goso 11 2 1 Australia
8 Sep 2011 9:15PM
The eyes have it Steve - a ripper ...Bill
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 9:24PM
Excellent detail
8 Sep 2011 9:28PM
Wonderful focus with those eyes Steve,excellent Portrait image Wink
8 Sep 2011 10:11PM
Hi Steve, super shot hang on in , regards gray.
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 10:25PM
A real stunner Steve well caught.

8 Sep 2011 10:46PM
Another beauty Steve, and know what you are going through, and keep up the photography and when something good happens, it will happen.
Great shot, with such wonderful eye detail..Jo
Suehh 11 39 6 England
8 Sep 2011 10:52PM
The lovliest of owls - so expressive I always think - beautifully captured Steve.

My thoughts are with you on the job front - it is awful at the moment - something will turn up I am sure - just don't give up and, most importantly, never stop believing in yourself xx
Devon_Wild 7 8 1 England
9 Sep 2011 8:37AM
Cracker steve, such gorgeous birds ............Rob
Anna62 7 1 Australia
9 Sep 2011 12:29PM
stunning capture Steve. Those eyes are fantastic..very well done Smile
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
9 Sep 2011 12:29PM
A super head shot Steve, beautiful eyes,
SandraKay Plus
11 233 4 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2011 7:14PM
A fantastic shot, Steve. The eye detail is amazing.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
9 Sep 2011 11:37PM
You really feel those eyes are penetrating right into your soul: superb detail.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
10 Sep 2011 4:20PM
Exceptional eye contact and detail in the feathers

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