Sitting on the fence

© Penny Steiner

Sitting on the fence

Lori Ditlefsen March 02, 2004

Nice shot Penny! #102767

Penny Steiner March 02, 2004

Thanks, Lori! #404553

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 02, 2004

Great job Penny! It is always great to capture an image like this! Lighting and detail is perfect! Jeff #404597

Robin L. Wehrman March 02, 2004

Excellent shot Penny! great detail and lighting!!! #404614

Roseann E. Dreasher March 02, 2004

Fun shot! Love the tones and their expressions! #404628

Murry Grigsby March 02, 2004

Nicely done Penny!! #404747

Bonnie C. Lackey March 02, 2004

This is a great shot - #404938

Penny Steiner March 02, 2004

Hi Jeff and Robin: You have to wake up very early in the morning to get this kind of shot:) Thanks so much!


Penny Steiner March 02, 2004

Thanks, Roseann, Murry and Bonnie, these were difficult little guys to catch. Your comments make it worthwhile:))) #404980

Cindy Cone March 02, 2004

This is wonderful! I was visiting in the Ft. Myers area this past week-end and went to find the burrowing owls. However, I didn't get up as early, and the lighting was too harsh and the owls were down low. They're still cute, though.

Congrats on a great capture! #405075

Diane Dupuis March 02, 2004

Great capture! #405116

William C. Raco level-addict March 02, 2004

wow, what a great shot, Penny.
Must have been fun just getting that close to them

bill #405231

Patricia A. Kuniega March 02, 2004

Fabulous and delightful shot Penny! Good for you to get up early to shoot this pair! For some reason that give me a smile. Maybe they remind me of two little old men. #405262

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic March 04, 2004

This is a wonderful capture Penny! I can just imagine how difficult it was to catch this pair of owls - and how early you must have had to get up! You have a great background here, excellent composition and lighting, and your image is so sharp... Bravo!! #407501

Penny Steiner March 04, 2004

Thanks Cindy, Diane, Bill, Pat, and Carolyn for your wonderful comments.
Cindy--they were in a field in Cape Coral but you had to be there at sunrise and or a few minutes after to get the right light. There were quite a few in a field but most of them were shy and flew quickly. There were short posts set up and they did fly to them. Bill--I had on my 100-400 with my 1.4 converter to get even near them but it was so interesting. Pat--they did remind me of little men sitting out and looking at me, they just needed a swing and a pipe! and Carolyn...I took quite a few shots to get them looking at me. When I thought I had them, one of them was looking the other way, like shooting kids:)

Thanks again....


Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic March 04, 2004

Thanks for that Penny! LOL - yes, i'm sure you're right when you say that shooting those owls was like trying to photograph kids!! What did W C Fields say about never working with animals or children!!! I like to take quite a few shots, as you did with the owls, just to try and get at least ONE good one! It doesn't always work - and sometimes you only have the chance to get one quick shot, but at least we try don't we?! Happy snapping Penny! #407588

Nancy Grace Chen April 12, 2004

Wow, what a capture!! Those eyes are really striking... congratulations on your finalist!!

Nancy #474593

Cindy Cone April 12, 2004

Congratulations, Penny! #475763

Ellen Peach April 12, 2004

Excellent work, Penny.....congrats! #475803

Kathleen Clemons April 12, 2004

Well done, Penny! Congratulations! #475888

Cathy Barrows April 12, 2004

Congrats!...great shot #476059

Lori Ditlefsen April 12, 2004

Congrats Penny! #476403

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic April 12, 2004

Congratulations on making the finals with this one Penny - it's still a wonderful shot! #476727

Colette M. Metcalf April 12, 2004

Congrats!!! #478640

Murry Grigsby April 12, 2004

Congrats on your win and this fine image Penny!! #479085

William C. Raco level-addict April 12, 2004

Very well done, Penny.
Best wishes, and Congratulations,

bill #479123

Penny Steiner April 12, 2004

Our moving process has started and was finally able to get my computer hooked up tonight. I was so excited to see thse wise little guys make finals! Thanks so much for all your kind words...Nancy, Cindy, Ellen, Kath, Cathy, Lori Carolyn, Colette, Murry, and Bill.

Penny #479605

Laurie M. Elmer April 12, 2004

I knew it Penny! Congratulations. I'm so happy to see this one in the finals. I hope the move is going well!

Laurie #479727

Penny Steiner April 13, 2004

Thanks, Laurie...good luck on your awesome photo as well.

Penny #480880

Patricia A. Kuniega April 13, 2004

Congratulations on your two wonderful owls. Love the yellow eyes! Aren't you glad you took those wildlife classes? You've been doing some exceptional shots ever since! #481779

Penny Steiner April 13, 2004

Thanks, Pat...I have to get this moving thing over with so I can get back to what I love to do best!

Penny #481807

Stanley J. Contrades April 13, 2004

Way to go, Penny ... very happy to see you in finals and the very best of luck to you!!!
Stan #481899

Penny Steiner April 14, 2004

Thank you, Stan...and the same to you. I did see your final entries but haven't had a minute to do anything. I know your work is always the best.

Penny #482176

Robert Brown April 16, 2004

Penny a big congratulations for truly a terrific shot!!! #487620

Penny Steiner April 16, 2004

Thanks so much, Bob...have been so busy moving that I haven't had time to go out and shoot. Sold the house this week so it is getting closer.

Penny #487837

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1/125 sec. f 6.7 100-400 IS at 320 mm just after sunrise in a open field near Cape Coral, Fl.

Uploaded on March 02, 2004 Photo Contest Finalist

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