Thursday, August 2, 2012

Giveaway: Owl print

To show my appreciation for you, the readers of this blog, I’d like to offer one of my most recent images taken during my vacation last week to the coast of Maine.

This archival quality 8x12 image of two young northern spotted owls will be printed on Kodak supra endura vc digital paper and sent directly to the winner from my lab. If you’ve been reading this blog, you’ll know how I came to get this shot, how excited I was to have achieved it in such low light, and how angry my husband was at me for having dawdled so long during our walk that he left me lost in the woods afterward.

Actually that last part is only partly true.

All you have to do is be a follower of this blog, and leave a comment.




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RULES


There are only two rules.

One: You must be a follower of this blog. If you are not able to follow by clicking 'join this site' on the right sidebar, e-mail me at katydid56@gmail.com and I’ll help you out.

Two: Leave me a way to contact you if you win. This is important, so leave your e-mail address. If you are wary of leaving your contact info in this comment section, e-mail me personally at the above address.

That’s it! Just leave a comment telling me you would like to win. This contest is open to everyone that follows this blog regardless of where they live. It’s my way of saying thank you for coming here in the first place. And remember, if you’re not able to follow, please write me so that I can add your name to the contest.

I’ll leave this Giveaway up until SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 until 9 AM (EST). Winner will be contacted via e-mail, and I will announce their name on this blog Saturday morning. I’ll be using use the random integer method at Random.org to determine the winner.

Good luck to all! And once again, thank you for your support, your words of kindness, and for just coming here in the first place. You make it all worthwhile.

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50 comments:

Snap said...

Oh, my! I love this shot and would love to give it a good home! (I promise!) I adore owls. Thanks for the chance!

Liz Stout said...

I thoroughly enjoyed all of your Maine shots. Mt. Desert Island and the surrounding coastlines are one of my favorite places in the world - my Grammie grew up on the island and family still owns/runs a garden there.

The owl shot is really incredible, and I totally understand men getting irksome about having to wait for the person with the camera ;-)

estout18 (at) gmail (dot) com

Kerri said...

Oh, what a GREAT Giveaway!!
I have my fingers crossed :)

Hilary said...

Oh, my.
I love owls. And I am so envious of this shot.....I can't believe you got it. You must have about peed yourself.
I would have.

Debra said...

This is a LOVELY pic, worthy of a prominent place in our home. It would compliment nicely the red cardinal pic I won on your blog many moons ago. It still sits in a special place in our bedroom. awesome photo, Kate. I would be honored to win it!

drector01@comcast.net

Hartwood Roses said...

What an adorable photo!! I missed the story of this shot, so now I will have to run to see the back story.

KCT said...

Love the owls picture. I wish I could travel in your part of the country.

Mental P Mama said...

Want! An you can bring it to me!!!

The Japanese Redneck said...

a very nice prize

those hubbies.....sometimes you wanna smack em

msmitoagain at yahoo dot com

Christie - Fine Lines said...

These little guys were definitely worth dawdling for!! I was so surprised when your original post of one owl turned out to be TWO!!! What a lucky find!! I spent some time in Montana last week (with camera in hand thinking of you) trying to capture shots of birds in flight -- YIKES -- it was truly hard!!!!

Sabrina said...

That is a truly adorable photo! Their expressions are priceless and just make this photo cry out for captioning! ;)

My e-mail is sabrinasteyling [at] yahoo [dot] com.

Michelle said...

I would LOVE that print on my wall! We have Northern Spotted Owls here (with lots of controversy in the past, because of the logging industry), too, so even better.

karen said...

Being a native new Englander...I would love that print...would look great in the den :)

Country Gal said...

Fantastic shot ! I am yet to get photos of owls here they live deep in the woods ! Have a great day .

Kirsten said...

This is yet another beautiful shot - the colors are wonderful, not to mention it features my favorite creatures! Pick me!

pontessa at gmail dot com

Karen said...

Still.. just amazed at the capture of it!!... and I have already scored some of your many beautiful prints, so don't include me in the contest, but I can still admire it :-)

Daryl said...

If I win, give it to Lauren .. xoxoxo

mudmaven said...

All of the photos from your recent trip have been just fantastic, but I have to admit that this one really caught my eye. I fell in love with owls a couple of years ago when a pair nested outside one of the offices where my husband worked. They setup a live webcam and we were all able to watch the appearance of the eggs and then the subsequent hatching and fledging of the chicks. I was addicted to that feed! The parents were Harold and Maude and the babies were Erol and Hedwig. Thanks for sharing all that you do with us! ~chris

Annette {This Simple Home} said...

Well, it is BEAUTIFUL!! I just love it!

thissimplemom at gmail dot com

The Weaver of Grass said...

Absolutely anyone in the whole world would love to own that print I think - you did so well to lag behind and get such a shot.

Donna S. said...

Love it. Would love to own it!!

thotlady said...

I too love owls, and this is a lovely shot.

Suzanne said...

I would love to win your print. All your photos a beautiful.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

As I said before, you should enter it in a contest! I LOVE it!

Mary

Lizzie said...

I love this shot Kate and of course we don't get 'northern' anything here, so I'd love to have one....
Lizzie
xxx

Country Girl said...

Sarah from Okinawa - add to list.

Debbie said...

Your photo's are wonderful! I am a follower of your blog and would love to win and hang this in my home. Thanks for the opportunity!!

God Bless~
Debbie
lilscdeb@aol.com

JaneK said...

"whoooooooooooooooo" knows better than you how much I love your pictures! And I just love the owls! Owls are on the crest for my maiden name!

Jill of All Trades said...

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! Already follow so commenting!!! Love that picture.

Alisa said...

You've outdone yourself kate! Love this photo!!

Alisa

bv said...

well, now i am a real 'follower' not just a devoted fan. i have a wall space waiting...i need this...it is so beautiful...if i were so lucky to win i will send you a photo of it here and you will see...it wants to live here.
bv....vaskoshak@aol.com

Jora Payton said...

This is sooo beautiful!! My grandma LOVES Owls and this would be a beautiful late birthday present for her!!

jkpayton4@gmail.com

kblaidlaw said...

Great photo!! I would love to win this!!

Ellen said...

Ow'll would love to win this one.

Ashley said...

What a beautiful photograph! Thanks for the opportunity!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Just beautiful! Would be just perfect on the wall in my "She Cave" I am carving out for myself-- a little study to do my blogging and geneaology research since little grandson moved out. I need something to focus on while I'm daydreaming!

mours43 said...

Love owls! What a great photo.
Misty
mours43@hotmail.com

Bluebird49 said...

Oh, I loved that shot, but I didn't remember you almost got "left behind" to get it. It was worth it, I'm sure--it's a beauty! Hope I win--but congrats in advance to whoever does, if I don't!

Susan said...

What beautiful creatures...lovely photo, as always. :)

wildbanshee said...

Synchronicity

A Scattering said...

Kate, this shot is stunning! I've never seen an owl in the wild - you were doubly blessed.

Elaine (elaine489(at)gmail(dot)com

DesertHen said...

I just love these little owls! Would love to win! deserthen at gmail dot com.

Kay said...

I so love your travels and your photos, and I would be honored to win this. Kay from Oregon
southcoastie@gmail.com
I will be watching for an email from you telling me I've won.
Keep up the good work. BTW, we are going to have a lovely lovely lovely day in Oregon tomorrow...will be very warm for everyone...

Launi said...

I'd love to win! What a beautiful print!

Launikanderson@gmail.com

TSannie said...

I think Ms. LaLa should win, and I think you should deliver it personally! Just sayin'... :)

GailO said...

What a fantastic give away Kate! This picture is fantastic and would go right on my grand daughters wall...she is such an owl lover!

I showed this pic to my son in law who is a birder and he tell me it is not a Northern Spotted owl which lives on the west coast but is a Barred Owl. An owl by any name remains sweet:)

The Village Queen said...

Thats gorgous, thanks for the chance. I love the photos on your blog.

Linda said...

I too love your photos, Kate, and it would be a hoot to win your giveaway! Thanks or the chance!

mrs mediocrity said...

It was so worth whatever it took to get that shot. (At least I hope that is mostly true).

It's simply gorgeous.

Lili said...

That was a great giveaway. Oh I forgot to tell you, yesterday on the Dorr Compass Harbor trail we met young Border Collie that was just darling. (Of course George is way more handsome.) He liked Henri, Diane and I, but barked at Diane's husband Danny who had a cane and dark shades. It was too funny! xo ~Lili