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Short-eared owl glowing in the sun

Posted by Mako_Elite on Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:56 pm

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Shot last Sunday. Here owl took a sharp turn in front of the dike covered with Blackberry bushes, which in this time  of  year has no leaves on them creating a nice dark background. Sun hit the wings just right when the owl was banking, making the turn.
I was testing out again with 2.0X TC paired with EF 300mm f/2.8L.
Shot with 1D4 and EF300mm f/2.8L USM NON-IS plus 2.0X TC II.
Aperture stopped down 3/4 stop to f/7.1 , 1/3200, ISO-1250 handheld.
Please click on the image for uncompressed image view, thank you.

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by TerryWSmith on Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:23 pm
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Been loving your Owl shots. Nice in flight.


by david fletcher on Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:52 am
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another fan of your owl shots. superb series. pleasure to see. this is no exception
Make your life spectacular!

by Denis55 on Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:20 am
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Wonderful frame!

by Gene Gwin on Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:17 pm
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Mako, I like the lighting on this one.

by Karl Egressy on Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:54 pm
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Very nice banking pose in interesting light.

by LynnS on Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:58 pm
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Ludo, the darker BG really sets off those glowing wings, what a beautiful and articulate form it makes!  You've managed to show this species in so many different ways, from snow to sun, parked and flying, and different vantage points - been a joy to view.
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by botaurus on Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:07 am
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Great light and perfect composition for this very interesting subject.

by Dorian Anderson on Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:12 pm
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Beautiful lighting on this bird. Looks angelic. Well done.

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