Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Bird of Prey



I thought this owl I saw at the San Francisco Zoo has beautiful feathers. Looks like he or she was getting a little tired since this is a nocturnal bird of prey.

- AV

16 comments:

ally said...

i love the feather's texture. it is so beautiful. i just want to cuddle it, but i doubt the owl would appreciate it.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Those are beautiful feathers and so is the owl

RuneE said...

It looked a bit reserved. BTW -I heard the other day that their reputed "wisdom" was a myth, and probably based on the fact that there faces has a kind of "human" appearance.

There went a lot of fairytales.

kml said...

He is just beautiful! The birds are always my favorite to visit.

The Lone Beader said...

Wow! Your blog is great! I love the owl. I made a beaded portrait of a screech owl once, and it's gonna be in an upcoming art exhibit in Sacramento! Anyways, thanks for sharing your photos. Cheers from Boston! :D

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Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Oh, poor thing! It does look tired! (Sort of like me when it's past midnight and I'm still at the computer...)

Owls are very interesting birds, don't you think? And beautiful too!

Kostas said...

Splendid photograph, marvellous bird, amazing colours in his plumage! They say a lot of histories for this birds, and good and villains. In this birds I admire for two things, the without their noise technique in the hunting, and their enormous patience!

Sonia said...

Very beautiful photo! Love owls and this one has very beautiful feathers!

Annie said...

Oh, wise one, I want you for my totem.

dot said...

I've been gone for a couple weeks so I just did a quick review of your pictures. I love all the animals and the crooked play house. That's great that you got to meet Neva.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Everyone: Thank you for commenting. I appreciate your support as usual.

Ally: Haha, I doubt the owl would like to be hugged, but I know what you mean.

Lone Beader: Nice owl you created. I can see why it will be in competition.

Lynette said...

How fluffy that owl looks--your photos are great. And the meerkats are wonderful, too.

Neva said...

wow...you got great detail on this owl...I just remember how BIG he was compared to the one we are used to seeing (the great horned owl? how quickly we forget!)Nice shot.

Kate said...

I surfed backwards and have found your zoo photos to be quite outstanding. Especially enjoyed the penguins!

Cyn said...

Beautiful picture. I'm also technical by trade... but I want to be a writer, photographer, or some other artistic type person when I grow up. ;) (or when I retire, which will probably come first lol)