Here's a couple more pics from the Birds of Prey Photo Day I attended week before last at the Carlisle Nature Center. Sorry it took so long to get these processed and posted...the wife high-jacked the laptop where I had the pics stored! LOL!!!
This first one is of my dear friend Oliver. As you may recall from my last post of Ollie, he recently lost his "partner" and his handler's have commented that he's actually been very depressed or lonely ever since...they're in the process of trying to obtain another barred owl.
This little lady is another good friend of mine...her name is Aphrodite. Of all the various raptors I've photographed at various nature centers and zoo-like facilities, "Ditey" has to be my favorite. Ditey's at the nature center because she lost one of her wings due to an injury. Honestly, if you didn't know better, you'd swear she was raised by humans (imprinted) as she is just a very sweet critter to say the least. You tell her she's a "pretty bird" and that she's a "beautiful little lady" and she'll sit there and pose and preen for you all day! LOL!!!
Last up here we have Alexander The Great...Carlisles only resident Great Horned Owl. I wasn't really happy with most of the pics I got of Alexander this time out...the handler posed him in a tree with a number of heavy branches right in front of him and there were a lot of shadows that I just didn't care for. This was probably the only shot I got of Alexander that I'm going to bother printing.
Alrighty, thats it for now. As always, comments and critiques are quite welcome!
Bright Blessings & Gentle Breezes,
p.s. The new camera is scheduled to be delivered tommorow. If it arrives on time, I have a trip planned to the Cleveland MetroParks Zoo