Thursday, April 3, 2008

CAN YOU SPOT IT?

(Photo from The Bismarck (ND) Tribune)
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Caption: "This eastern screech owl is perfectly camouflaged as he naps in a Bismarck elm tree on Monday. Eastern screech owls average 8.5 inches and 6 ounces, and come in three color variations, but gray, like this one, is the most common in the Midwest."
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Isn't Mother Nature fantastic?

25 comments:

Leanne said...

oh Julie, what a fabulous photo, and fabulous owl! thank you for sharing him with us! :-)

Leanne x

Sandy said...

I love owls and collect all things owl! I spotted the little owl right off the bat! Very nice picture!!

Autumn said...

Very cool. He blends right into that tree.

lila said...

Looks like a green man to me! LOL!

Joyce said...

That is very cool......I love how animals/insects whatever have that instinct to "blend" into their surroundings.
Thanks for the photo.

AnnieElf said...

Nifty. Spotted it right off the bat. Errrr, the owl. LOL Have a wonderful weekend Julie. Annie

GreenishLady said...

Wow! Wonderful picture! Thanks you!

Gemma said...

Camouflage!!! Wow I guess!!!
YES Mother Nature is fantastic!!!! BTW watch your mail box. Postal birdies are winging their way to Bismarck!

Casey said...

How great! What a smart little guy!

Shop girl said...

I am happy to say that I saw the Owl right of. Kinda reminds me of the artist Dolittle who hids things in a beautiful picture of nature.
I think this is great fun!
Hugs, Mary

Lady P said...

I saw him very fast! I absolutely love owls!! Where did you get such a neat picture? I can hear an owl where I live now but have yet to see him/her. It's driving me nuts!!

kim said...

Wow, I thought it was a wood carving!!! Owls are so neat.

Sheila said...

This is a great photo Julie. A couple of weeks ago hubby was coming home from work late (about 2.30 am) when he pulled into our drive a shadow passed in front of him. He got out of the car and looked up to the peak of the garage roof (outside the room where I was sleeping)and saw a huge owl. It immediately took fright and flew away. Now if that had been me, with my camera always in my bag, I might have got a photo to rival this one!
I still envy him. I've never seen one in real life, but often hear them in the cemetery on summer nights when our windows are open.

Bimbimbie said...

Brilliantly dressed by Mother Nature - simply gorgeous *!*

smilnsigh said...

I did sort of spot him. My first thought, at looking at the pic was... an owl.

But if you look too long, it becomes more like a pen drawing of an owl. So you doubt your eyes.

Fantastic camaflogue! {spelling??? but you'll know what I was trying to write}

Kelli said...

I see it! Just beautiful!
Hugs,
Kelli

Britt-Arnhild said...

Incredible. I really had to search to see it.

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

That is incredible! Amazing picture Julie. Wow!

tea
xo

mermaid musings said...

Yes It is!!!
I love owls and this is one is a treasure for sure!
How are you? I hope you are doing fine. I feel great! Doing lots of new things, LOL
hugs to you and love, too

Gardengirl said...

That is an amazing photo. I had to look carefully to see the owl. Love it!!!

LW said...

What a wonderful picture…
Thank you for sharing…

Love your picture of the month.

Louise

PEA said...

Oh wow, isn't it unbelievable how he blends right in with the tree! It truly is remarkable how some animals, insects, birds, etc, are given colourings to make them blend right in!! Hope you're doing well, dear Julie. Think of you often! xox

Moncha EilĂ­s said...

Beautiful picture and he's very hard to spot !!!!

I've got something on my blog for you !!!

Night Owl said...

What a wonderful picture, I love Owls :-)

Stacey Huston said...

Great post, Yes Mother Nature is an inspiration to us all. thanks for sharing