They sure disguise themselves, good shoot Bitsy
Sizing you up!
Thanks Di - They do! They look just like bark or a pile of leaves on the branch. I've been hoping to finally see this one for a while, as I've heard stories of it hanging out here fairly regularly. But even so, if someone I'd passed on the trail hadn't told me which tree and about how high to find him, I probably would have walked right by, oblivious.
LOL Missing! Yeah, he was a bit annoyed at the human waking him out of his snooze by clumsily walking through the brush. But lol, that was sort of my intention.
Hi kamalyn, that is a fine shot again! He is another resident of this area that we hear every night, but I have no photos. And Very rarely even get a glimpse of them, even though I know where they nest.
GREAT title Bitsy! Been singin Who Made Who since I read it. Handsome Hootie there too! =) GG
P.S. All this talk of ISO and I had to look up what it means.... LOL back to the books for me.
Thanks Nawitka! I've heard many reports of them in the woods around Horn Pond, but this was the very first time I've ever seen one in the wild, ever. It sure was great to have a chance to photograph it!
LOL GG! Well, back in the ancient days of film photography, ISO was one of the basic things you had to learn a little bit about, because that's how you bought film (LOL, still can, actually!) - after the type of film, they were categorized by the ISO. Though anything over 400 or maybe 800 was pretty much unheard of, so talking about Nawitka's new 12,600 ISO to most photographers 20 years ago would be like showing a spaceship to a caveman!
I can vaguely remember asking the clerk what type of film I should have way-back-when, and they would always tell me. 'Course I'm pretty well a caveman erm woman when it comes to taking photos for anything other than birthdays, Christmas etc. I don't know anything about spaceships but there's this pretty neat roundish looking thing in the yard... What did Gord call it again? Oh yea, "the wheel." Giggles =D GG
lolol GG - considering shots like THIS that keep showing up on my comment list, I'm NOT buying that 'cavewoman when it comes to photography' bit!! Either that, or we're all really going to be in trouble once you learn how to take photos!
Like, beautiful and interesting picture, greetings from Florence, Leo
Hey nice! I wonder how often you've walked by one of these never knowing it was there.
Thanks Guy! And after finally seeing it, I have to wonder how often I do, also! Spent this afternoon's walk through the area looking up through the trees to be sure I wasn't missing one thinking it was just a clump of leaves! LOL: the Great Horned Pond Owl !
Thanks very much leo - Cheers from Boston!
That's funny, I almost commented about the great Horned Owl Pond, yours is better.
Wow, what a nice capture Bitsy, good job! Right place, right time.
Thanks Laurel! It was so cool to finally see this! I guess they'd been pretty successful breeding around Horned Pond, so there seem to be several of them that people see. I kept having people I talked to as I walked around ask me if I knew there were owls around, and tell me where they'd seen one recently.
LOL Guy -to tell you the truth, I think your line there is better than mine!
Alwayas great to see all forms of wildlife. Even better when they are captured with photo so briliantly. Well done Bits.
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Photo taken in Horn Pond Recreation Area, Arlington Road, Woburn, MA 01807, USA
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