Snowy Owls are Community Workers, too !

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© Heather Mellon
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UploadedFebruary 14, 2012
TakenFebruary 14, 2012
Exposure1/400 sec at f/7.1
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm

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I decided to enter this into the Community Service theme because these beautiful members of the raptor family provide their services for free, they always deliver with a job well done and if it weren't for them we'd be overrun with rodents; plus they add incredible beauty to our landscapes..

This particular owl is an adult, it is much whiter than the other two I have come across. I took this shot standing on the highway and it seemed rather bored with my presence :), and was much more intent upon looking around for an opportunity to catch a mouse in the nearby fields..

This image is dedicated to everyone who contributes to the welfare of others in whatever way!

14 responses

  • Simona Ranieri

    Simona Ranieri gave props (14 Feb 2012):


  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (14 Feb 2012):

    a beautiful bird and photo. Nice take on the theme too!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (14 Feb 2012):

    Awesome!!! love the pov. His profile is great.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (14 Feb 2012):

    Good for you to get another majestic capture of this beautiful Snowy Owl! This is really outstanding! A wonderful take on the theme!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (14 Feb 2012):


  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (14 Feb 2012):

    Great shot and entry! It is so beautiful. I have a hard full of hawks which I love but I wouldn't mind one or two of these as well.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (14 Feb 2012):

    Magnificent creature, magnigicently photographed.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (15 Feb 2012):

    A beautiful PROUD owl.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (17 Feb 2012):

    too bad they don't prey on politicians--they're like rats-----so soft up against the delicious blue sky

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (18 Feb 2012):

    What a beautiful and original entry !

  • Mary VanSinclair

    Mary VanSinclair gave props (20 Feb 2012):

    Wow! thank you for sharing this photo. I've never seen a snowy owl. What a beautiful creature.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (29 Feb 2012):

    Serving up JPG's Community with a 5 Star entry!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi said (2 Mar 2012):

    Snowy Owl Spirit

    On silent wing I soar on high,
    Far above the pain.
    No limits to where I fly,
    The cosmos, my domain.
    You may see me flying low,
    Or hear my mournful cry.
    But I will never let it show,
    The pain I feel, not I.
    My vision is a gift, you see,
    On that I cannot lie.
    The spirit has been good to me,
    Although I still do cry.
    It's not for me, my sorrow shows,
    But for Mother Earth, and Father Sky.
    Our lessons will not be learned,
    until we've destroyed it all.
    And that my friend is why I cry,
    Our children take the fall.
    Our heritage might all soon die,
    Oh, Spirit hear my call.
    I will now take flight on silent wing,
    I rage on, not heard at all.
    I prey someday this song I sing,
    Will be heard both near and far,
    Please Great Spirit let my voice ring,
    Please carry my voice to one and all.
    Let all who hear me sing,
    Help save this big blue ball

    Snowy Owl Spirit © 9-11-2001

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon said (3 Mar 2012):

    Thank you, Gloria, for sharing the Spirit poem.. it is a remarkable ode to this majestic bird..

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