Sue Puetz  

Balancing Act by Sue Puetz

March 2020 - Balancing Act

About the Image(s)

Burrowing Owls live in open habitats with sparse vegetation such as prairies and pastures. They nest in burrows vacated by prairie dogs and ground squirrels. They are small with long legs, short tails and rounded heads sans ear tufts. Their normal pose is standing on one leg.

8 comments posted

Donald Dunn   Donald Dunn
Good photo. Flower in bottom left does nothing for me; might consider cropping to become a vertical photo.   Posted: 03/09/2020 16:55:03
Sue Puetz   Sue Puetz
I appreciate your comment. However, I thought the flower might add a pleasant balance to the 'grumpy' owl and actually to give her balance in the photo.   Posted: 03/09/2020 18:36:21

David Henderson   David Henderson
What a picture, where do you get a peg leg owl? Depth of field and sharpness are beautiful and those eyes look straight at you.   Posted: 03/10/2020 18:51:16
Sue Puetz   Sue Puetz
Thank you David. I took many photos of the burrowing owls while in FL. Probably half of the owls were standing on one leg. I think it is characteristic of them.   Posted: 03/12/2020 13:07:24

Christine Walas   Christine Walas
Great photo! Love the flower.

It is very normal for birds to stand on one leg, sometimes to generate
heat, or just to rest a leg.   Posted: 03/11/2020 15:26:11
Sue Puetz   Sue Puetz
Thank you Christine. I appreciate your comment about the flower.   Posted: 03/12/2020 13:08:36

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
I love this image! He is so "cute" even if he is looking pretty "sour". Were you in Coral Springs? I have on my list to go down to Brian Piccolo Park to get the burrowing owls, I go to Captiva every summer but the owls are breeding Feb- July so I miss them every year. But Ft. Lauderdale is in my own back yard, I just need to go there.

This image is crystal clear on that face, and I love the flower (in focus) at his left. Gives the image interest and contrast. Relieves all the green that is unavoidable. What camera do you shoot and can you share your settings?   Posted: 03/13/2020 10:14:04
Sue Puetz   Sue Puetz
Thank you Sherry. We scouted an area in Ft Meyers. There also was a Bald Eagle nest that we watched for a while but kept our distance. We could see a scrawny fledgling in the nest.   Posted: 03/13/2020 18:29:26


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