Great Horned Owl - night shot

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© JanElle
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UploadedJune 28, 2012
TakenJune 27, 2012
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Exposure4/5 sec at f/6.3
FlashCompulsory Flash
Focal Length500 mm
ISO400
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Last night at 11:40 pm I happened to look out the window and saw this young great horned owl sitting atop the bird house pole. It was a moonlit night and I quickly got out the Sigma 500 mm zoom lens with hopes of getting something worthwhile. Fortunately for me this young owl was as curious about me as I was about him, and I got better results than expected, using manual focus and a flash, through the window..

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  • Roy M. Gunnels

    Roy M. Gunnels gave props (28 Jun 2012):

    Beautiful and quite striking!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (28 Jun 2012):

    love this shot

  • Barbara Huffert

    Barbara Huffert gave props (28 Jun 2012):

    Stunning!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (28 Jun 2012):

    Excellent results for that time of night...They are such a beautiful creature and you got a wonderful closeup...

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (28 Jun 2012):

    " Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many Thats what this picture reminds me of. That poem...

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (29 Jun 2012):

    Another awesome capture.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (29 Jun 2012):

    You really got a great shot of him....wonderful results!!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (29 Jun 2012):

    Wow.....I would love to see an owl through my window....cool

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (30 Jun 2012):

    awesome!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (4 Jul 2012):

    Fantastic capture - I love owls and we have some around here occasionally. I love to hear them.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (12 Jul 2012):

    Another amazing shot of this little beauty!

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