You are not logged in. [Log In]


Forums » General Discussion » The Water Cooler » My Mom's rare pic

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#361449 - 12/20/11 02:02 PM My Mom's rare pic
Murph Offline
axiomite

Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6955
Loc: PEI, Canada
My Mom walked right up to this Snowy Owl with her little point and shoot, clicking until he thought for sure he would get scared and fly away before she got too close. My Mom actually lost her nerve before the owl!!

We super rarely see these guys except maybe flying overhead between the south and the Artic. I figure he was probably so exhausted from flying that he just didn't bother flying away but a bird expert told me that they so rarely see man up North that they often have little fear. Probably a combination of exhaustion and "meh, I could take her."

Definitely a once in a lifetime shot for her.


_________________________
With great power comes Awesome irresponsibility.

Top
#361450 - 12/20/11 02:07 PM Re: My Mom's rare pic [Re: Murph]
St_PatGuy Offline
axiomite

Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7463
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
That is quite spectacular!

You know, it seems the larger predatory birds have a smug 'tude. My dad and I passed a hawk on a golf course, probably within 10 ft of it, and the hawk hardly registered our existence. Shortly after that he took flight and buzzed a guy on the nearby green, flew at head height and almost clipped the guys head with its wing.
_________________________
***********
"Nothin' up my sleeve. . ." --Bullwinkle J. Moose

Top
#361451 - 12/20/11 02:08 PM Re: My Mom's rare pic [Re: St_PatGuy]
Ken.C Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 18044
Loc: NoVA
Wow, what a shot!
_________________________
I am the Doctor, and THIS... is my SPOON!

Top
#361461 - 12/20/11 02:38 PM Re: My Mom's rare pic [Re: Ken.C]
Ajax Offline
axiomite

Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6331
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Incredibly beautiful bird.
_________________________
Jack

"People generally quarrel because they cannot argue." - G. K. Chesterton

Top
#361462 - 12/20/11 02:42 PM Re: My Mom's rare pic [Re: Ajax]
CV Offline
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
shareholder in the making

Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11694
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
That owl is just begging to perch on my falconry glove that I don't have yet.

Top
#361463 - 12/20/11 03:11 PM Re: My Mom's rare pic [Re: CV]
nickbuol Offline
axiomite

Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 5338
Loc: Marion, IA
Hey, its Hedwig from Harry Potter!
_________________________
2-M60s, VP180, 8-M3s, SVS 20-39PCi, DIY Sub, 8-Shakers, JVC RS45, Anthem MRX-1120

Top
#361465 - 12/20/11 03:34 PM Re: My Mom's rare pic [Re: nickbuol]
Wid Offline
axiomite

Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6789
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

Beautiful!!
_________________________
Rick


"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." Sigmund Freud


Top
#361466 - 12/20/11 03:54 PM Re: My Mom's rare pic [Re: Wid]
medic8r Offline
axiomite

Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6471
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Awesome!

I like how he's looking backwards. Probably trying to help CV find a falconry glove.
_________________________
Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica.

Top
#361468 - 12/20/11 04:06 PM Re: My Mom's rare pic [Re: medic8r]
Ya_basta Online   content
connoisseur

Registered: 06/23/07
Posts: 4299
Loc: Sitting down somewhere
Beautiful picture! Beautiful bird!
_________________________
The only reasonable argument for owning a gun is to protect yourself from the police.

Top
#361470 - 12/20/11 04:11 PM Re: My Mom's rare pic [Re: Ya_basta]
Adrian Offline
axiomite

Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6890
Loc: It's all about the location.
Wow, that's a beautiful shot Andrew.
_________________________
Half of communication is listening. You can't listen with your mouth.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 
Forum Stats

15,270 Registered Members
16 Forums
24,072 Topics
425,095 Posts

Most users ever online:
883 @ 03/04/17 05:06 PM

Top Posters
Ken.C 18044
pmbuko 16437
SirQuack 13579
CV 11694
MarkSJohnson 11444
1 registered (Kevin1)
215 Guests and
3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newsletter Signup