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Short-Eared Owl


Posted by Mako_Elite on Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:21 am

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Shot November -27th 2017 in the morning. Light was terrible. I had to crank to ISO-3200, but 1D Mark IV handled it nicely. This shot shows nicely the habitat where these magnificent creatures lives and hunt during the season. You could see owls perched on the stumps like this very often. This shot has fair amount of crop.
1D4, SIGMA 500mm f/4.5 EX DG HSM
1/1000, ISO-3200. f/5.6, handheld

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by david fletcher on Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:45 pm
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like this Ludo. gloomy and loads of mood. the tree trunk provides a perfect sense of scale
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by Ron Day on Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:52 pm
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david fletcher wrote:
like this Ludo.  gloomy and loads of mood.  the tree trunk provides a perfect sense of scale

+1. It appears that the tree stump is very large or the owl is very small. This owl is crow sized, however, so is it the tree stump that is very large?  :wink:
 

by mikullashbee on Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:18 pm
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Ron Day wrote:
david fletcher wrote:
like this Ludo.  gloomy and loads of mood.  the tree trunk provides a perfect sense of scale

+1. It appears that the tree stump is very large or the owl is very small. This owl is crow sized, however, so is it the tree stump that is very large?  :wink:



The scale here is really mind blowing. It looks like its a 'hobbit' owl from the size of the stump. The setting is nice.
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by Mako_Elite on Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:02 pm
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Ron Day wrote:
david fletcher wrote:
like this Ludo.  gloomy and loads of mood.  the tree trunk provides a perfect sense of scale

+1. It appears that the tree stump is very large or the owl is very small. This owl is crow sized, however, so is it the tree stump that is very large?  :wink:


Welcome to Pacific Northwest. Trees get huge and tall here, Western Hemlock can reach 58 feet circumference and Coast Douglas Fir can reach 280 feet in height. This tree stump is average size. This is why I want to show this image...there is nothing special about it, not even sharp, but it shows the environment nicely.

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by Karl Egressy on Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:24 pm
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Lovely composition, Ludo.
 

by Ron Day on Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:45 pm
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Mako_Elite wrote:
Ron Day wrote:
david fletcher wrote:
like this Ludo.  gloomy and loads of mood.  the tree trunk provides a perfect sense of scale

+1. It appears that the tree stump is very large or the owl is very small. This owl is crow sized, however, so is it the tree stump that is very large?  :wink:


Welcome to Pacific Northwest. Trees get huge and tall here, Western Hemlock can reach 58 feet circumference and Coast Douglas Fir can reach 280 feet in height. This tree stump is average size. This is why I want to show this image...there is nothing special about it, not even sharp, but it shows the environment nicely.

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Thanks for the explanation, Ludo. Those are very large trees.
 

by KK Hui on Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:52 am
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A fine habitat shot given the conditions you described, Mako!
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by Carol Clarke on Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:17 pm
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Well worth a click to see the uncompressed view and all the detail in this beautifully composed image.

I love this one, well done Ludo!  8)

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