Who's watching hoooooooo

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Seen at a local exhibition of owls, in support of their protection. This little beauty, had been recently nursed back from ill health. I think it's a Tegmalm's Owl but it also has the look of a young Barn Owl to me, Perhaps someone can put me right here. In actual fact, besides being a fine bird, it is also a very interesting picture. My other owl

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Lukasz J. on November 24, 2009

awesome close-up Herb

Herb Riddle on November 24, 2009

Lukasz J, I welcome your first comment to this new picture. Hooting, with pleasure now! Cheers, Herb

Steve Paxton on November 24, 2009

Wow what a photo between you and Sam i want to come over. what a face must be left to live. steve

Karen James on November 25, 2009

This was a pleasure to my eyes when I opened your page and saw this little beauty Herb especially when I read that she/he had been nursed back from ill health, I guess you can say that she's hooting with joy. YS

Michael A. Pershyn on November 25, 2009

Nice portrait :)

Greetings, Michael

Herb Riddle on November 25, 2009

Steve, Karen and Michael. You know it's feels really good to put on a different picture here and then have viewers say they like it. I took this picture, along with some more owl pictures early this year and I must admit I find this really growing on me. I feel that I want to have it printed on a place-mat perhaps.

Thanks for the YS Karen - always an honour, especially from one so famous now!

Cheers, Herb

Herb Riddle on November 25, 2009

wendyemlyn - You Honour Me!, thank you, very much and welcoem to my gallery. Regards, Herb

Bits-n-Pieces on November 25, 2009

wow Herb - What a great photo!!! Those eyes are so penetrating.

Jan de Boer on November 26, 2009

Wonderful shot my friend. It's a terrific portrait!

Greetings, Jan

Herb Riddle on November 26, 2009

Bits-n-Pieces, yes, I agree, they really bore into you. Glad you like it!

Jan, I was thinking of your bird pictures whilst uploading these. You may remember, I said, I had some owl shots. Anyway, very happy you like my attempt here.

Cheers to you both, Herb

Laura Fokkema on November 26, 2009

They say a symmetrical face is a sign of beauty. This is a great example of that "rule"! I like his (or her?) face very much! Greetings, Laura

3frem on November 26, 2009

Self-portrait ?!

Always great,greetings

Herb Riddle on November 27, 2009

Thanks Laura and 3frem. I am glad you find this face interesting. I sometimes hear 'Tawny Owls' on my little holidays. They make the traditional long hooting sounds which always sound so eerie but nice. I know I am in the country side then. Cheers, Herb

逃离城市 on November 28, 2009

What an interesting face, he was watching you.

He is really beautiful! ^_^

Greetings, Flees

tukki on November 28, 2009

A real character shot with presence!!

Herb Riddle on November 29, 2009

Flees and tukki, happy that you like my owl picture. I think he is watching you too. Regards, Herb

Cal Kimola Brown on November 30, 2009

This is awesome Herb he has a Canadian cousin sitting on a shelf in Guy's house.

Herb Riddle on November 30, 2009

Thanks for that Cal and I had to think how it was you knew it was Guy's house. I see that you have lots of talent in your family and I like your 'modest' piece of artwork too. Cheers, Herb

Bruce MacIver on December 1, 2009

Good one Herb -- great detail and a nice sparkle in his eye too.

Marilyn Whiteley on December 1, 2009

That's an eye-catching photo, Herb - in more ways than one!! Cheers, Marilyn

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 24, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Herb Riddle
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-410
    • Taken on 2009/04/04 10:50:16
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 150.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash