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Great Horned Owl: A Lesson From Nature on Focus

Great Horned Owl: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender


Isn't this an amazing visual to illustrate what it means to focus?  This Great Horned Owl generally has only one thing in mind when she launches into the air like this: food!

For the owl, survival can never be taken for granted.  If the hunt is not successful, its very existence hangs in the balance.  That's sort of like where many of us find ourselves in business today.  We're grateful to still be standing, but its a desert out there.  Deals are fewer and farther between, and the competition is fierce.

Still, I know you'll succeed today!  I believe in you!

Great Horned Owl: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

~ Victory ~


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Comment balloon 19 commentsMike Jones • November 15 2011 02:28PM


Mike, beautiful pictures and wonderful analogy! We will come out of this! :)

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) about 9 years ago

Hey Mike, those are two awesome pictures of the owl and I do sense the focus in the bird hunt for food.  FOCUS is so critical for SUCCESS in our business.  Continued success to you!

Posted by Jordon Wheeler, J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service (The Jordon Wheeler Group) about 9 years ago

Wow powerful picture and powerful saying.  It is a desert out there, but us on AR are still here and plugging along.  Thanks for the motivation, have a blessed day.

Posted by Kim Sellers, Lake Arrowhead Realtor - BRE#01412099 - Lake Arrow (Lake Arrowhead, CA Coldwell Banker) about 9 years ago

Beautiful photos, Mike.  Hey, I just learned on Who Wants to be a Millionaire that the horned owls have very limited sense of smell and are the skunks biggest predator.  How appropriate is that for timing, LOL.

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) about 9 years ago

These are amazing photos, Mike. Their faces look so flat from the front it doesn't look like they have such a pronounced beak.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) about 9 years ago


Thanks for sharing your insight and the photo's.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 9 years ago

Mike, I love your owl!  And he does teach us all an important lesson.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Great post! Thanks for stopping by my blog. No great winter photos cause it's not winter here yet. Beautiful day -- sunny, 50s, no snow on the ground (but I can see it in the mountains).

Posted by Ann Heitland, Retired from Flagstaff Real Estate Sales (Retired from RE/MAX Peak Properties) about 9 years ago

Hi Mike,

Wow, what spectacular photos, absolutely beautiful.

Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) about 9 years ago

Hi Mike, These photos are simply outstanding. I have never see this type of owl before  but your capture would make Audubon envious.

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) about 9 years ago

Great Horned Owl: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lenderWilliam,

I'll bet you have seen one ~ just not in flight.  Here's another photo of a Great Horned Owl at rest.


Thanks for the encouragement!


I'm glad you're not snowed in.  :)


That she does!  (This one's a female.  They're much larger than the males.)


You're welcome!


That beak is shaped like an old fashioned can opener!


They eat skunks for sure.  I've come across the remains when hiking.


You, too!


Thanks for stopping by to comment; I'll see you on your blog.


Yes we will.  Absolutely!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 9 years ago

I have never seen one of these up close but only in the sky. Nice picture-love the desert.

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia III, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) about 9 years ago

Mike~ I am totally fainting. OH em' GEE!! How did you ever get these shots!!!!!!!!!!! ?? You made my day. THX!!! xxxooo

Posted by ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com ( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK ) about 9 years ago

Hi Mike~ Love the Shots as they are spectacular.

I have a Screech Owl living in my tree but have not seen him up close up as he sleeps in the day and screeches at night. Recently I saw him flying out of the tree from the back. My trees are so tall it is hard to see where he sleeps.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) about 9 years ago


Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) about 9 years ago

Awesome indeed! thanks for the photos!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 9 years ago

Hello Mike and fantastic photos ... featured at SUCCESS AT ACTIVERAIN


                    "HAPPY THANKSGIVING"

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz about 9 years ago

Your pictures are spectacular!  What kind of camera did you use?

Posted by Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona (Leolinda Realty) about 9 years ago

I have seen one of these in flight and it scared the snot out of me!  Their wingspan is huge!  I am always afraid they are going to steal one of my dogs for a snack!

Posted by Renée Donohue~Home Photography, Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer (Savvy Home Pix) about 9 years ago

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