Thursday, January 1, 2015

Fave Photo 2014

Great Gray Owl 

January 1st is City Daily Photo Theme Day and the theme this month is "Photo of the Year."

Picking a favourite photo is almost like choosing a favourite child - tickety-boo if you have only one, not so much if you have more. After much thought, I settled on this Great Gray Owl photo taken last January. Great Gray Owls are not that common in central Ontario. Fortunately for me,  this one was cooperative and as interested in humans as we were of it.

I am linking to City Daily Photo Theme Days  HERE

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I am linking to Good Fences HERE.

75 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

I can see why you picked this one. Wishing you A Very Happy and Healthy New Year !

Cloudia said...

You have so many really fantastic photos! Can't wait to see more. Happy New Year

Sylvia K said...

It is an awesome capture -- as all of yours are!! And, like Cloudia, I can't wait to see more, too!! Wishing you a beautiful New Year!!

Ginny said...

Oh my gosh, those eyes!! Really this looks like a professional photo. No background, nothing but the big majestic owl. PERFECT. And a perfect way to start the New Year.

Margaret Adamson said...

Stunning portrait shot of this beautiful Owl. Happy New Year to you.

llandudnopictures said...

Perfect choice, Happy New Year!

eileeninmd said...

It would be my favorite too, a gorgeous owl! Lucky you! Happy New Year!

Revrunner said...

What a hoot! :-)

Sandra said...

he is beautiful... I have not taken the time to look at last year to see which i liked best. maybe today i will.

The Furry Gnome said...

And it's an awesome photo!

ladyfi said...

That is an amazing shot!

TexWisGirl said...

FABULOUS! and lucky for me, great fence photo, too!!! :)

TexWisGirl said...

tickety-boo? :)

Knipsa Passtscho said...

You chose a great picture!
Love the frosty colours in it :)
【ツ】Knipsa

Kathy said...

This was one of your many photos I missed in the past year and I'm so glad you chose it as one of your favorites because it is spectacular! My New Year's resolution is to get back into the blogging mentality so hopefully I'll be a regular among your commenters once again! Wishing happiness and joy and prosperity to you and your family.

see you there! said...

What a beauty. I always enjoy your bird photo's and the information that goes along with them. I usually learn something new.

Darla

Mary Hone said...

Great shot of such a wonderful bird. Happy 2015!!

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Interesting and colorful choice, happy new year from Spain!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Amazing photo of the Great Gray Owl!
My best wishes for 2015 to you and yours!

Lowell said...

Whooooo! Wow! This is a fantastic photo! Great choice!

Wishing you and your family the best New Year ever and lots of good health!

Birdman said...

Just WOW!
Happy 2015!

Gerald (SK14) said...

wow that is a lovely shot - happy new year

Anvilcloud said...

Darn fine choice.

Judy said...

It would be hard for me to choose one of your photos for today because they are all so beautiful. But this one is truly magnificent. Your bird pictures are outstanding. Happy New Year!

Debbie said...

oohhhhh no wonder that's a favorite. it is beautiful!!!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent choice Tina... oh la! those piercing yellow eyes, and matching beak :) It must have been hard to pick, you have so many really fab images. Wishing you all the best for 2014.

Jack said...

Bravo, EG! This one is perfect. (Though I don't know how you can pick just one from your fabulous stable of bird photos.)

RedPat said...

Another of your super bird shots! Happy New Year!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You certainly have lots of great photos last year, this one is especially nice. Happy New Year to you and your family!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Owl, that is the best this year so far. Cheers Tina.

Country Wife said...

I love this picture but then I love owls anyways. Happy new Year.

Linda W. said...

Fabulous photo! Definitely a winner. Happy new Year!

Cynthia said...

That is a great photo -- and I even love it more because it is an owl. Happy New Year!

Cynthia said...

That is a great photo -- and I even love it more because it is an owl. Happy New Year!

Ruth Kelly said...

Good pick - magnificent owl!

Barbara Wójcik said...

Happy New Year :-)))))

William Kendall said...

A magnificent shot! Great choice for the theme!

Karen Schurr said...

What a wonderful shot. Excellent choice. Happy New Year.

Felicia said...

beautiful image and great detail. Wish I could get an owl to sit for me like this.

George said...

I can understand why this is your favorite photo -- it's gorgeous. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Terri Buster said...

Wowza, wowza- that's a super one! Happy New Year!

Melanie Dawn said...

This is a wonderful photograph - everything about it. Magnificent!

Nancy/BLissed-Out Grandma said...

Beautiful!

VP said...

Awesome! Happy New Year!

cieldequimper said...

You know what EG? I might just steal this one as a screensaver. May I?

Happy New Year, bonne année !

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, Beth said...

what a gorgeous face. lovely coloring too!! Happy 2015!!! ( :

Stephanie said...

My goodness this is gorgeous!

Randy said...

Such wonderful eyes.

Susan Anderson said...

I would have a terrible time picking a favorite photo from all of your magnificence, but I can see why you picked this one. Rarity counts, right?

Happy New Year to you!

=)

Ida said...

Good Choice. The owl is such a cool looking bird. Love that it's on a fence post.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Those staring eyes are really quite disturbing. A stunning photo, beautifully detailing the owl's feathers. Happiest New Year.

Carver said...

That's a fantastic shot of the owl. Happy New Year to you and yours!

Pamela Gordon said...

That is a spectacular photo and I can see why you chose it. What a wonderful creature to see. Happy New Year to you!

Jim said...

Happy New Year

Lisa Gordon said...

What a gorgeous creature!

Wishing you a most wonderful New Year.

Kay said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning! The clarity of your shot does justice to the beauty of this bird. What an amazing and wonderful shot!
Happy New Year, EG!

Maggid said...

This photo is AMAZING!!! I thought it was some great - Fine Art . . which it is . . . but Better - because it's a photo of the actual Living Art . . aye-yi-yi . . still has me mesmerized . . What a GREAT Picture . . thanks!

Pauline Woodcock said...

That truly is an outstanding photo. The clarity of detail makes it look like a painting.

Karen S. said...

Quite stunning! Lovely touch of nature.

Chandra said...

Hi Tina,
Amazing photo!
Happy New Year!!

Have a Beautiful Day!

Peace :)

Bethany Carson said...

Awesome shot of the owl!

Linda said...

Excellent photo! Looks almost like a drawing.

Owl hope your new year is a "hoot."

Irma said...

Beautiful portrait of this beautiful owl.
A happy and healthy 2015 to you and all your loved ones.

Russell Jenkins said...

What a spectacular picture!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest EG; Wow, yes, great shot of this brave looking beautiful Owl♪♪♪

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Rob the frog said...

Goodness gracious me, this is stunning!

Judy said...

Wow!!!

Virginia said...

67 comments! Well well deserved. This is a stunning photo.

I like the photo above as well. Nice pop of color on the monochromatic lake. :)

V

mumbaiiteanu said...

Rare and amazing!
Love your 'Photo of the Year'

José Mendonça said...

Congratulations on this gorgeous capture!

Bob Scotney said...

Magnificent shot. I was so captivated by the owl, (those eyes) I almost missed the post.

Donna said...

I can see why it is your fav...stunning. Happy New Year!

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

great photo!!

Jane Hards Photography said...

That's fantastic. You really connect with wildlife when you photograph them.

SRQ said...

Stunning!

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