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Not A Morning Owl by JonShotFirst Not A Morning Owl by JonShotFirst
Subject: An Eastern Screech Owl (I'm pretty sure).
Camera: Nikon D7000.
Location: Wildlife Sanctuary.
Date Taken: 07/23/11.
Comment: I know, I know... it was the afternoon. To them, though, that's something like four in the morning!

This owl is being rehabilitated at an animal sanctuary. It was most likely brought in injured (which would explain what looks like some missing feathers on the face), and it will (if possible) be released back into the wild when it's ready.

Shot through cage bars.

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Critique by TheFabulousHeather Dec 17, 2011, 4:44:32 PM
Vision: I liked how you captured that, "WTF?" expression upon the owl's face, so perfectly. Of course, I'd probably be asking that myself if I was also an owl and my sleep was also being distracted from people walking around. xD

Originality: I liked the title of the picture and thought it definitely suited the look on the owl's face.

Technique: Great lightning and the image is very clear as well. I don't see anything you really need to approve on.

Impact: I liked the story you included in your description. :) I've always wanted to volunteer at an animal rehabilitation center and help the animals get better.

Keep up the great work in your photos!
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GaleSpider Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWWWWW it's an adorable picture! 8D
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Rickie95 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You are featured here:
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elanorsart Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Great shot!!
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iytj Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
priceless!:clap:
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TheFabulousHeather Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured![link] :heart:
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wolfblueeyes Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thats just how I feel every morning ^^
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Nookslider Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Mr.Owl is not amused. :lol:
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7-Year-Bytch Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Grumpy owl is grumpy. :lol:
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work has been featured as one of #Bird-Photography's and/or #Birds-Club's top submissions for the month of July. :pat:

You can find the article which also contains many other great works here: [link]
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JonShotFirst Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
Wow, thank you! What a great collection of photos to be a part of!
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! This lil guy is too funny - and captured well!
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WolfyLeives Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
haah Epic photo, good shot ^^
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NightFlameWolf Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
lol hes all like "get out of my face. I'LL GIVE U THE EZYLRYB EYE!!!!" (guardians of ga'hoole joke)
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Snofte Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hummm He looks like me in the moring.

Nice photo and nice that the owl is beeing released. Good shot i liked it :)
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Tydomin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Poor baby. I hope he gets better soon! Nice shot - it's got a kind of comic ring to it as well as being adorable...
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Elchanan Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!:hug:
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peremichka Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great photo! And I hope everything will be okey with the owl
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DBlinman Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot, looking at the pattern in the feathers I can imagine it would be extremely hard to see were it in it's natural habitat. Love the title :)
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TheBlueFerret Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
...he looks so happy XD
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JonShotFirst Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
If that's happy, I don't want to see annoyed!
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TheBlueFerret Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
XD oh you and me both XDD
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R3D777 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Theres a cup of coffee just out of shot, right? :D
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ainoani Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is what he is thinking: "Will you be quiet? I'm an owl and I am nocturnal. You hear me, N-O-C-T-U-R-N-A-L! It means I like to sleep during the DAY, which is NOW. I appreciate your rehabilitating me, but if the noise continues I swear I will come and hoot all night long under your windows! We'll see how much YOU like that!"

He is grumpy and adorable!
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Mauser7 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is me in the morning. Only with more bear added.
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alexismyname Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heheh, I love its expression. Owls sure love to make faces. A well timed shot.
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Earleywine Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Cracked me up when I clicked on it. Thanks for sharing !!
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JonShotFirst Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
No problem! :D
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Starrypoke Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, what a gorgeous photo! :D
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JonShotFirst Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you! I hope to get more shots of the owls the next time I go back to the sanctuary.
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Starrypoke Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome, and that'd be awesome. :D
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FashionFreak25 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww! its adorable! i wanna hug it! I love the expression on it's face! lol
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JonShotFirst Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
Yeah, it was trying to get some sleep, but the sounds of people passing by every few minutes kept waking it up. It looked suitably annoyed. Poor owl.

There was another owl that was giving an even funnier-looking stare, but I couldn't get a shot of him through the bars from the angle he was at. >_<
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FashionFreak25 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
aww...poor little guy! lol. I love the stares they give. they are my fave animal. :3
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Jasiri-lioness Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
This shot is just awesome! All the details... and the look with the 'wtf' tint. Just perfect!
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JonShotFirst Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D7000
Shutter Speed
10/600 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
200 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Jul 23, 2011, 1:20:34 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
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