Friday, February 5, 2010

Just owls

The owls are my post for Mosaic Monday to see more wonderul mosaics go and
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Thanks to Mary for hosting the fun meme called Mosaic Monday.


These are owls I have seen during birding trips and some seen while on my fireroad walks near my house. One Barred owl was seen in Washington State and looks a lot different than the Barred owls I see here in my woods. During one of my early morning fireroad walks I came across two owlets begging for food from the adult Barred owl. I could hear two owlets but I could only see one of them sitting in a tree. The other owlet must have been on the ground. I think the owlets are just adorable. The Screech owl was actually being held by a ranger in Shenandoah, the rest were all free and wild and OH so cool looking. I love owls and I thought it would be fun to make mosaic with my owl photos.


In this mosaic, I have the Barred owlet, Long eared owl, adult Barred owl, Snowy Owl center, botton row is Barred owl, Screech Owl,  Snowy Owl and the Washington State Barred owl.




Top two fireroad Barred owl, botton left Washington State Barred and the fireroad Barred owlet.



Snowy Owl seen on Maryland beach  last January. 2009



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I hope you enjoy my owls and mosiac, thanks for stopping by.




75 comments:

Elaine said...

Beautiful mosaics! You have a nice assortment of owl photos.

Stine in Ontario said...

I have NEVER taken a photo of an owl so I am amazed!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

THese are very neat. You have captured some great images of the owls.
Blessings,Ruth

The Pink Birdhouse said...

I love owls!! I have never seen that many wonderful photos of them ! We have owls here in the woods next to our house, but I have yet to capture any of them on a photo! Great post, and your mosaics were lovely!

Chris Petrak said...

wonderful mosaics - owls we have to take when they come along - not the sort of bird we can usually go out and see just because we want to - love the snowy - where did you see him?

Small City Scenes said...

I love your owls. I have never seen too many. I have seen a Burrowing Owl in Eastern Washington. Actually a whole family of them.. But that is all.
Great collages.

MB

The Eagles are easy to photograph and you can get quite close because they are not afraid. MB

Michael said...

There's just something about owls that fascinates me. Some really nice pics here. Thanks for sharing.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Eileen
Very rarely see owls here and the one time I did in broad daylight - didn't have a camera with me!
I really enjoyed your mosaics, they are such mysterious birds.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Eileen: Just beautiful, I haven;t seen them in the wild for a long time.

jabblog said...

Beautiful mosaics. I've only ever seen owls flying at night, other than in bird sanctuaries of course, and heard them calling at twilight.

Stitchblade said...

Very Pretty!
Brandy
Not So Average Mama . com

Karen said...

Those are great owl photos !!

Taylor said...

I like the owls!! : )

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

Beautiful owls and I love the mosaics that you did! I have never done that before so it encourages me to try something like that sometime.

Carolyn Ford said...

Those are fabulous shots of the owls. We don't see them much where I am so this is a treat.

Barking Dogs said...

Wonderful! Thanks for the photos.

Diane AZ said...

I am amazed by all of your owl photos! I hear Great Horned owls and screech owls at night, but I can't see them.

Natural Moments said...

We often hear a great horned owl in the neighborhood...but it looks like you have made friends with them all. Owls have a mistique to them and are bold but quiet explorers of Nature. Nice Collages Eileen. It was fun looking into your world.

sweet bay said...

The Washington state Barred Owl is gorgeous -- although I think all Barred Owls are gorgeous. Barred Owls live on our farm and often hear they calling and occasionally get a good look at one.

Brad Sherwood said...

I love owl and very nice mosaic.
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eden said...

Beautiful owl photos and lovely mosaic work.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I adore all of your Owl images, they are delightful, now...if only I knew where you are fortunate to go to be able to view them and so many of them... very much fun here~

Mo said...

These are ALL such great shots; I especially like the fire road Barred owls, tho...

Oh, and BTW, great name too! *wink*

~Maurean Eileen (AKA Mo)

Squirrel said...

These are beautiful Eileen!!

GrammyMouse said...

wonderful photos!
You are very lucky to have the experience so close. I have never seen one in the wild.

rinzo said...

Great Entry! God Bless!

diane said...

How lucky to have seen so many. They are interesting birds. Twit twoo.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Usually it is not easy to spot them..

..but you have photographed so many..amazing!

Lisa said...

Truly wonderful photos -- I mean that! I don't think I've ever seen an owl in person. You must be looking in all the right places. :)

Carletta said...

Terrific shots!
I love that one where the owl seems to be looking around the tree at you.
They have wonderful eyes.

Lew said...

Great shots of the owls! They are fascinating birds, butI have not spotted any around here.

Chie Wilks said...

awesome shots of owls...hope to see these kind of birds for real..haven't seen one

thanks for the visit

Müge Tekil said...

Fantastic photos dear Eileen! I've never seen an owl in reallife :-( They are very impressive birds. Have a beautiful Sunday! :-)

Larry said...

Beautiful job with the mosaics Eileen! How did you make those? The top one is my favorite, very well placed images, it reminds me of a stained glass window.

The Snowy Owl is my favorite owl of your collection and I hope to see one someday.

mick said...

Very nice mosaics. I think the snowy owl is extra beautiful.

Dave said...

Love those owls!

Shelley Munro said...

What awesome shots of owls. We have only one native owl in New Zealand and it's quite rare to see one. Sometimes we hear them calling at night. The morepork has a very distinctive sound.

Neil said...

Nice photos of all the Owls

Bob Kaufman said...

Great mosaic of all those owls!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Beautiful, beautiful, owls are such photogenic birds.

ρομπερτ said...

How very wonderful to see, from the so-called "home" of the owl Athens, Greece.

Yet it is mostly owls out of stone or on the back of a coin one does see - hence, one can only be grateful to be allowed to see your great photography.

Please have a wonderful start into the new week.

Ebie said...

OMG, these are all beautiful! Never seen snowy owls either! You put them all these lovelies pretty mosaic!

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

Owls are such beautiful creatures! Lovely photos and mosaics!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Oh I love owls!! Yopu have really great shots! Love your mosaics.
We used to live near burrowing owls...such tiny guys. Too cute!
*hugs*deb

Diann said...

Hi Eileen!

Beautiful mosaics and your photos are wonderful!!

The Tablescaper said...

Amazing!!!!

- The Tablescaper

Mark said...

What a great collection of owl photos! very nice.

Dishesdone said...

I enjoyed all your owls, but especially the snowy owls at the beach! How cool is that, owls at the beach? Great mosaics!

Debbie said...

How hard it it to photograph an owl? They are so nocturnal that unless you are out just before sunset or early sunrise in my area they are almost impossible to see. Love your pictures.

kclily said...

This was a very nice post. I rarely see owls and this was super neat so see them through your camera.

Valerie said...

I don't think I have ever seen an owl in real life! This is a great post! Thanks SO MUCH for sharing!

A New England Life said...

Oh my, I need to hang out with you! I've seen an owl, from a distance, maybe once, that's it! I was thinking about going down to Plum Island, MA because there are Snowy Owls there. Chances are I'd never see it though.

Wonderful mosaics!

Sharon @ The Sweetest of Days

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Ohh Eileen-- Beautiful mosaics!

Stop by and join in my creative question... and then see us on Friday when we Find Beauty. You are a perfect candidate!

TTFN ~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

Jeanne said...

Okay in all honesty I am so envious of you for seeing these beautiful raptors in their natural habitat. I've only seen some at a raptor center in Vermont we had the opportunity to visit. Your images are breathtakingly beautiful. Kudos! ~Jeanne
http://aviewfromme.wordpress.com/2010/02/07/mid-winter-days-mosaic-monday/

Tara said...

E: Aren;'t these mosaics gorgeous!

Joyce said...

Obviously you give a hoot about Owls:) I have never viewed an owl in the wild but only at the local zoo. Interesting to see. Thanks for sharing.

Serline said...

I haven't seen many of these gorgeous critters. Great Owl Mosaic!

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magiceye said...

lovely mosaics!

Jackie said...

Oh!! I would love to be so close to an owl, great photographs, thank you for sharing them, Jackie in UK.

Small City Scenes said...

Hi Eileen, I was just down in Skagit Valley and the Tulip foliage is about 2-3inches out of the ground so by mid March the Valley will be covered with Tulips of all colors. So beautiful. Skagit Valley is one of the nations largest grower of Tulip bulbs in the nation if not the world. MB

Snap said...

Eileen,

This is wonderful! I love Owls! Thanks!

Country Girl said...

Eileen, I love your owls! They are quite beautiful.

32˙North said...

Incredible shots - thanks for sharing!

alice said...

Boy Howdy! Those pictures are Incredible !
smiles, alice

Picture Imperfect said...

I love owls! What a great idea for a mosaic. You've got some beautiful shots here!

Icy BC said...

Wow..beautiful owl, and the mosaic is fantastic!

Rajesh said...

Marvelous captures. Beautifully put together.

Rob Ripma said...

Great collection of photos! My favorites are the Snowy Owls photos since that is one of my favorite birds!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Eileen, wonderful mosaic and so unusual. Charming!

Barb ♥

Harold Stiver said...

Excellent photos.

Owls are some of my favorite birds as well.

DoanLegacy said...

Wow! Those owls are amazing. I am not lucky enough to even see one, and here you are with so many! :-)

NatureFootstep said...

this is incredible, I don´t even have a single photo of an owl. Envy you. :)

happily retired gal said...

Impressive owl photos you've collected to share in your wonderful mosaics ... we don't see owls where I live.
Hugs and blessings,
Sacred Ruminations

NicoleB said...

Sweet goodness. I remember the last ones from another post.
But boy, I am so envious of all your owl sightings :D!
Those are totally wonderful!

Mary said...

How wonderful!!! They are such beautiful creatures! Thanks for sharing at Mosaic Monday. :)