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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Burrowing Owls

Last Saturday, I went to Brian Piccolo Park in Hollywood, Florida, to photograph Burrowing Owls . I was one of  a small group of photographers led by Elizabeth Martin, a Moderator of The South Florida Wildlife Photography Meetup Group. It was an amazing morning followed by lunch and a chance to share our images and the fun we had spending time with these beautiful birds.
Burrowing Owls can be found year- round in Florida. They mate in early Spring and lay a clutch of 3-12 egg . Gestation takes 28 days. Burrowing owls eat moles, mice, grasshoppers, beetles, birds, amphibians and reptiles. (You can never know enough about Burrowing Owls!!!)
They're great to take pictures of because they're very active... they bob their heads a lot while hopping and flying  around their  burrows. 
Burrowing Owls are protected by State law in Florida. Once a nest has been found, the area around it is taped off with yellow tape creating a visual barrier reminding people not to disturb them. The owls sometimes perch  on the poles/posts that the tape is tied to, while guarding their babies.
Besides Florida, Burrowing Owls can be found in The Caribbean Islands, from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean and from the Canadian Provinces to South America.
You can find out  if you live near any  burrowing owls by calling your local Audubon Society. If you get the chance to photograph them, you will love it!!!
I cropped two of these pictures but didn't do any work in Lightroom or Photoshop yet. If anyone has  any suggestions on adjustments that they need or criticisms of the pictures themselves, I would love the feedback. Thanks!

I think that this owl looks like one of the Muppets! 


  1. Wow, Love the pictures Helene! The colors are great. So subtle. Nice work.

  2. Hi, very nice phots of an owl. What lens do you use?

  3. thanks, I took these with a Canon 70-200mm F2.8L IS lens...

  4. Hi, really nice picture. you have used here very good quality camera, it is good idea when you want a fantastic picture, then you should always try to a good quality cameras. nowadays you can find easily high mega pixel cameras in good brand like: fujifilm, Sony, Canon etc. in these brands you can also purchase stylish camera in cheapest cost.