feelin` a little owly today

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© Heather Mellon
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Photo Info
UploadedJanuary 13, 2013
TakenJanuary 10, 2013
ModelCanon EOS REBEL T4i
Exposure1/2000 sec at f/6.3
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length313 mm

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I had taken a few shots while parked below his power pole, when another lady drove up and got out with her camera in hand. That upset him and he flew off.. providing us with some wonderful flight shots.

Normally a flighty owl will fly off immediately upon stopping the vehicle. If not, I quietly get out of the vehicle and slowly move closer. I never try to upset or hassle these birds in order to get a shot.. it just happened this way on this particular day.

12 responses

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (13 Jan 2013):

    that look is one for the ages--fab capture

  • Tomma Henckel

    Tomma Henckel gave props (13 Jan 2013):

    Beautiful - and wise.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (13 Jan 2013):

    The flying owl is very unusual and as always beautiful...You are very wise in your approach to shooting pictures of birds and I admire your patience...This is why you get so many excellent portraits...It is not just by luck but through treating the birds respectfully and in understanding them!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (13 Jan 2013):

    Audubon would be pleased. Spectacular capture, lovely composition.

  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford gave props (14 Jan 2013):


  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (14 Jan 2013):

    Beautiful bird in flight!

  • Cheryl Andrews

    Cheryl Andrews   gave props (16 Jan 2013):


  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (16 Jan 2013):

    I love your Snowy Owl photos. The owl does seem to be looking down showing his displeasure at the second car showing up.

  • Shannon Burch

    Shannon Burch gave props (17 Jan 2013):

    Oh I love this....Great Capture!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (18 Jan 2013):

    Wonderful capture, JanElle!

  • Kevin Bourke

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  • Ioana Caravan

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