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Luna…Who?

Project 52 Entry #37

Continuing our visit to the Muskoka Wildlife Centre (you can click here to see yesterday’s post on the Grey Wolves) I’d like to introduce you to a Saw-Whet Owl named Luna.  Saw-Whet Owls are native to North America and weigh on average 2.8oz making them one of the smallest owls in North America. Luna was brought to the Muskoka Wildlife Centre because she was found injured. The folks at the centre believe that she may have flown into a power line. As you can see from the images they’ve taken excellent care of her and she is just the sweetest little owl.

Just a little bit of trivia for my Canadian readers…Luna is actually quite famous in her own right. She is featured in the Telus commercials.

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55 responses

  1. Wow, what intense eye contact from that beautiful creature! Great images Edith!

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    February 22, 2012 at 7:47 am

  2. Look at those eyes! They almost look fake, great work Edith!

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    February 22, 2012 at 7:47 am

  3. Too cute! Owls are my favorite! Beautiful shots!!!

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    February 22, 2012 at 7:56 am

  4. What a darn cutie! Can we keep him, mom!

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    February 22, 2012 at 8:03 am

  5. How tiny! Beautiful shots Edith!

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    February 22, 2012 at 8:04 am

  6. She is lovely!

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    February 22, 2012 at 8:39 am

  7. Wonderful shots Edith! I love Owls and the eyes on this one are gorgeous! Great work!

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    February 22, 2012 at 8:41 am

  8. Wow, those are some eyes! Fantastic Edith!

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    February 22, 2012 at 9:11 am

  9. Wow Edith, these are amazing. Those eyes jump right out of the images. It’s amazing that they are so small.

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    February 22, 2012 at 9:59 am

  10. Great images. Love owls, and you’ve capture her so well. :)

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    February 22, 2012 at 10:13 am

  11. wow Luna is awesome!!

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    February 22, 2012 at 10:35 am

  12. Wonderful captures! Love the compression and bokeh.

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    February 22, 2012 at 11:02 am

  13. The eye contact on the 2nd image is out of this world… great work Edith :)

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    February 22, 2012 at 11:57 am

  14. What a cutie, Edith! Very nice photos. I really like the middle shot. ;-)

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    February 22, 2012 at 12:18 pm

  15. Perfect eye contact and great use of the narrow DOF . That little cutie really stands out in these shots.

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    February 22, 2012 at 1:46 pm

  16. Without ANY doubt, that’s the cutest little feathered-friend I have ever seen in my LIFE! GREAT shots here, Edith, you’ve brought all her character and spirit to life for everyone to enjoy!! Stunning, stunning work my friend!

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    February 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm

  17. That is quite some amazing owls – and quite some amazing photographs, too. Those big eyes and a big head on an otherwise small body makes the Saw-Whet owls quite distinctive looking. Like other commentators I especially like the second picture. The eye-contact is just so intense and captivating.

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    February 22, 2012 at 2:17 pm

  18. Love this little guy!

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    February 22, 2012 at 4:38 pm

  19. what a lovely set of pictures, Edith! She looks so cute with her big open eyes. ;) Must has been a great moment photographing her.

    Tell me Edith, I see you are a member of Photoblog award , how do we enter? I would like to subscribe, but I don’t know where?

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    February 22, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    • Hi Anne. Thank you. You can go to the photoblog.com site and set up a profile. Once your profile is activated you can get access to their widget to put on your site. When people visit the photoblog site they then like you and you accumulate points. Hope that makes sense.

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      February 23, 2012 at 9:13 am

  20. Lovely! And great bokeh in the backgrounds :)

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    February 22, 2012 at 6:55 pm

  21. Well, I think that the eyes have it! – Great series of images Edith. He’s really cute.

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    February 22, 2012 at 11:40 pm

  22. What a sweet face! She had the right photographer..

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    February 23, 2012 at 12:39 am

  23. Gerry

    Hi Edith: You have really banged these pictures. In fact, the eyes are so clear and reflective, I believe I see you taking the shot in the third picture. Of course it would be nice to know what you were using for a lens, and also the settings if that is possible. Gerry

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    February 23, 2012 at 5:07 am

    • Hi Gerry. Thanks for your comment. In my wolf post the other day I did mention that for this shoot I rented a Canan 70 – 200 2.8L IS lens. I really loved this piece of glass and was very sad when I returned it. Definitely on my “to buy” list. I had the camera in AV mode and set my f-stop to 2.8. Hope that helps.

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      February 23, 2012 at 9:49 am

  24. I love these eyes, especially at the second photo … thanks for sharing.

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    February 23, 2012 at 8:10 am

  25. lol, love how they always look like they have just be shocked.

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    February 23, 2012 at 11:11 am

  26. Fantastic, Edith!

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    February 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm

  27. Stunning, just stunning!

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    February 23, 2012 at 1:19 pm

  28. Very cute!

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    February 23, 2012 at 6:21 pm

  29. Edith, Nice shots!!!

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    February 23, 2012 at 7:14 pm

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  31. Wonderful images Edith… beautifully captured!

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    February 23, 2012 at 8:41 pm

  32. That is one cool owl :) Love the expression especially on the second shot !

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    February 23, 2012 at 11:25 pm

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  34. These really are textbook shots – very nicely done indeed. (And Luna is gorgeous, of course!)

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    February 24, 2012 at 6:51 am

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  36. I sent these to my girlfriend as soon as I saw them. These are great Edith. You should submit them. Well done.

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    February 28, 2012 at 7:45 am

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  38. Very nice serie, I love the second one! I wish I’d be harry potter to have my own owl :D

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    December 29, 2012 at 5:25 am

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