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Short-eared owl perched

Posted by Mako_Elite on Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:31 pm

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Shot from last Sunday. This owl was hunting for the voles almost 3 hours. Couldn't catch any. Grass lands are too wet almost swampy
forcing voles to move? I think. Usually this owl can catch several voles in a short time. I felt bad for this little guy. But on the bright side, it will move anytime now to breeding grounds.
It was getting really dark when I took this shot 1/80 sec on the tripod using 2.0X TC to get 600mm out of my EF300mm f/2.8.
I closed the aperture one stop to f/7.1.
1D4, EF300mm f/2.8 plus 2.0X TC II
1/80, ISO-1600, f/7.1

Please click on the image for uncompressed image view, thank you.

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by david fletcher on Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:58 pm
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Been a great series Mako. Another fine shot
Make your life spectacular!

by david fletcher on Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:58 pm
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Been a great series Mako.  Another fine shot
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by Karl Egressy on Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:37 pm
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Excellent image. Great to see the legs and the talons.

by Denis55 on Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:47 pm
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Wonderful shot Mako!

by LynnS on Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:39 pm
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Ludo, really cool perch and pose, and since he/she's not in the grass, we get to see those interesting talons - never realized they have such nice warm leg warmers.
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:45 am
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Great to have this species off the ground and good-looking specimen.
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