Spring in Colorado: baby owls, tiny leaves, and a few things in between

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  1. kimo

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    Twin Lakes Open Space park near our place in north Boulder is home to a mating pair of Great Horned Owls. For the past five winters they have nested high in a splintered Cottonwood tree. The owlets emerge from the nest in spring. Thought I'd post a few pics from walks in the park taken at different times over the past two weeks using an E-M1 with 12-40 f2.8 and 40-150 f4-5.6R.

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    One of the mating pair, high in a tree.
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    This owl is a bit smaller than its partner.
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    Two of the three owlets peering from the nest.
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