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Barn owl before sunrise


Posted by RLK on Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:17 pm

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This was a challenge because of a lack of light and was the highest ISO I have ever tried. This female barn owl has been in the same area for at least 4 years and I have photographed it many times. I never get tired of watching its ghostly body flying in near total darkness. I am addicted!

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Canon 1DX2, 600mm f4L IS II, ISO 25,600, f/4, 1/50 second, manual exposure, bean bag from vehicle. Noise reduction applied to the background
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by Mako_Elite on Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:22 pm
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What a beauty. Just good as it gets Bob! You did very well in low light ISO-25,000. I love the back looking pose.

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by sirianul on Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:24 am
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What a perfect picture. I love it.

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by Ron Day on Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:56 am
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Bob, what a wonderful image, and considering you shot it ISO 25,600 makes it amazing. I like everything about your image! Superb. Congrats.
 

by Carol Clarke on Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:36 pm
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Gorgeous! Beautifully done, Bob.

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by david fletcher on Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:13 pm
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What a fabulous image. the colour and mood so suit this. That catchlight in the eye adds and lifts the image
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