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Posted 2/12/2013 by lori_z in General Photography


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Posted: 2/12/2013 8:47:13 AM
This past Saturday, I went with my middle daughter and grandson to the Ohio Bird Sanctuary. They are a non-profit org. that takes in injured birds that are native to Ohio. They were featuring the owls on Saturday, and were more than accommodating for those of us with our cameras. Here are a few shots from the day.

All were taken with the 5D Mark II, and the Tamron 28-75 2.8

This is the Barred Owl, who was found caught on a barbed-wire fence and had to have a wing amputed.

The Great Horned Owl, who fell out of the nest as a baby and injured his wing.

My personal favorite, the Barn Owl. This guy had been injured but is healed now, but will not be released in the wild due to loss of habitat in Ohio, they are on the endangered species list here.

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Posted: 2/12/2013 10:22:03 AM
Very cool. It's nice to see rescue organizations take care of these beautiful birds and animals. They certainly would have not been strong enough to survive in the wild. Beautiful captures.

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Posted: 2/12/2013 1:32:08 PM
Oh, I love owls and your pictures are great!

It's sad the barn owl is on the endangered species list in Ohio. Nice to see people taking care of these birds!


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Posted: 2/12/2013 1:47:37 PM
Thanks ladies, this place is really great, they don't charge a fee to get in and run on donations. They take some of the birds to local schools to educate the children. They could not have been nicer, or more accommodating to all the visitors, I was shooting some of these birds from an arm-length away. I plan on going back in the spring when they bring more birds out for people to take photos of.

You should all look to see if there is someplace like this in your area, I think they are becoming more and more common.

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Posted: 2/12/2013 2:32:34 PM
Neat shots! What a blessing to have that place near by!

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Posted: 2/12/2013 6:00:03 PM
Wow, these are incredible and what survivors these owls are. Thanks for sharing.


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Posted: 2/14/2013 7:29:01 AM
Great shots. Sad to see the injured birds but happy that there is a place where they are being taken care of.


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Posted: 2/19/2013 2:18:58 PM
How gorgeous! Thanks for sharing these. The Great Horned Owl is calling out to me especially.

I live just a few hours from this and didn't know it existed. I'm glad you let us know about it!


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Posted: 2/26/2013 11:03:20 AM
So cool.. I love birds

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