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PostSubject: Pretty much just an owl   Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:53 pm

I suppose you've noticed how stupidly many owls there are everywhere these days? They're on clothes, on furniture, on jewelry - everywhere. I just have to say right away that this has nothing to do with the trendiness of owls - it's an attempt at a christmas present for my uncle, who's a bit of a bird geek. He's especially interested in owls, and his favorite is the eurasian eagle owl (Bubo bubo). I was going to just repaint the Schleich one for him, but somehow I can't muster any enthusiasm for the model. So I thought I'd try my hand at sculpting one.
It's much smaller than it looks, and obviously not quite finished - when it is I'll get better photos.
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PostSubject: Re: Pretty much just an owl   Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:41 pm

Finished or not it is a wonderful gift, your Uncle will be very happy with him. I am a bird geek myself
and my family and I just returned from a vacation to the big island of Hawaii. While there I went bird
hunting several days up on the mountainsides near the volcanoes. While driving across the fields up to
the high forests I saw an endangered Hawaiian short eared owl hunting. This is a great owl to watch because
it evolved before rodents were brought to the island so it hunts birds during the day.

Here is a photo of him, sorry it is out of focus, this is the first time I have used this camera and I obviously don't know how to
get all the kinks out of the auto focus yet,

Just a bit of trivia for your Uncle if he really is a bird nerd like me.
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PostSubject: Re: Pretty much just an owl   Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:22 pm

That is one fantastic, wonderful little owl, Sumo cheers

I can see your fingerprinst on the bas that it is tiny ! But the paintwork is SO accurate Shocked

You surely are getting better and better day by day , I LOVE this little fellow I love you flower

Thankyou for the picture of this amazing, Hawaian owl, Phil Very Happy
Having a couple of bird geeks in the forum is not bad at all Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Pretty much just an owl   Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:38 pm

Congratulations Sumo! Very fine owl figure cheers cheers
And Phil, thank You so much for photo of Hawaiian owl, beautiful! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Pretty much just an owl   Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:21 pm

I like the way the owl's looking at us.
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PostSubject: Re: Pretty much just an owl   Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:34 am

A wonderful owl!! Congratulation!! cheers cheers

sunny Andreas sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Pretty much just an owl   Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:50 am

He's fabulous Sumo! cheers I'm sure you uncle is going to love it cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Pretty much just an owl   Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:51 pm

I love him! He looks very wise.

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PostSubject: Re: Pretty much just an owl   Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:58 pm

beutiful ! is a young bird.... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Pretty much just an owl   Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:19 pm

i opened this thread without noticing it was in the "Custom Animals" section, and when i saw him, i thought he was a Lineol, with the best paint job ever, and i thought, "just an owl"?? what is she thinking?! it's "just a masterpiece"!

and then i realized... Shocked Shocked it's not a just a masterpiece, it's a homegrown masterpiece! congratulations on the creation of this beauty! your uncle will be thrilled with this little gem!

cheers STS, still the most talented board on the net! cheers

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