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Old Tuesday 16th January 2007, 16:00   #1
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Eagle Owls

Zoos and Falconries provided me always with very good opportunities for sketching
birds and animals from very close quarters.
So I had the chance not just to portray a species, but the individual Bird.
I hope that is obvious in the following sketches...

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Old Tuesday 16th January 2007, 19:54   #2
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[quote=spizaetos]Zoos and Falconries provided me always with very good opportunities for sketching

Brilliant pictures. Thanks for sharing them with us .We had a great horned owl.
[similar to the eagle owl] in the trees behind our house a few months ago .
Beautiful bird to watch.
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Old Tuesday 16th January 2007, 20:05   #3
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These are all fantastic,especialy like the facial expression in the middle pic.

I would hope that at least one of them gets framed and hung on a very lucky persons living room wall!

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Absolutely stunning life-work. I wouldn't know enough about eagle owls to say they were all the same bird - but I can see they're all by the same artist - a tremendously gifted one! Bravo!
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Zoos and Falconries provided me always with very good opportunities for sketching
birds and animals from very close quarters.
So I had the chance not just to portray a species, but the individual Bird.
I hope that is obvious in the following sketches...

Spizaetos
These are superb. I love your style and technique,
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Old Wednesday 17th January 2007, 09:09   #6
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Thank you all for your kind comments!
For our American friends I have attached the only picture I've ever sketched
of an incubating Great horned Owl in a falconry.
I have to say that all the Eagle owls presented here are different Individuals,
sketched in Various Falconries and Zoos during the period from 1998-2005.
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