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Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

Posted by rstrickland on February 17, 2014 at 11:26 pm
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I went out to look for these Great horned Owls. When I got there it was very heavy overcast and it started to rain a little so I stayed in the truck until the rain stopped. As I was get ready to get out I saw a quick flash of a bird fly by and up into a tree. I got out and listened intently. there it was the hooting of two owls in a tree nearby. Now I said how am I going to get close enough or is a spot where I can get a shot. I used the hooting to position myself for a shot, However wild owls are timid and will fly away with any disturbance. I set my camera on auto ISO so I would be sure I had a fast enough shutter speed. I proceeded down away from the hooting in order not to spook them. When I was in range one of them took off in a different direction leaving the area. This flew to another tree where I could get a shot. however it was fairly dark and I could not see the owl really clear. But my trusty Canon EOS 6D captured the photo. The Photo was shot at 1/400@f4, ISO 25600, Focal Length 500mm. I heard before I bought the camera it was good in low light and it is amazing