Northern Saw-whet Owl

Posted by Isaac Grant on Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:56 pm

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Here is a shot of a Northern Saw-whet Owl that I recently photographed. I have photos of them during the day but have always wanted a shot like this of them at night. I kind of feel like predators are best photographed when they are busy being predators and not trying to sleep. Like I would not want to go to Africa and photograph a sleeping lion  :)

Nikon D850
Nikon 500 PF
ISO 1000
SS 1/250

SB-5000 flash set to 1/64th power in manual mode

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by ADKShooter on Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:25 pm
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Terrific looking shot Isaac. I have several good shots of Saw-whets from my film days but not from my time with digital. This is a real beauty and your use of flash in this shot is superb. Very well done.

by Ron Day on Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:29 pm
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A gorgeous image with terrific eye contact, Issac. Great job with the lighting. Beautifully done!

by Karl Egressy on Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:33 pm
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A truly amazing image of this beauty.

by Carol Clarke on Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:19 pm
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Those eyes are amazing! Superb capture of this beautiful owl with gorgeous lighting, Isaac!

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by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:34 am
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Excellent night shot! Mission accomplished. Love the perch with a few cones on it.
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by david fletcher on Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:33 pm
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Striking image Isaac! Well done with the flash use. Perfect!
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by David Salem on Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:31 am
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When you first showed this to me I told you it was as about as good as shot of this species as I have ever seen!!
This is solid conformation!! Those eyes are mesmerizing. Big Wow factor and congrats on such a fine addition to your portfolio

by Mary Brun on Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:51 am
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A super image! Beautiful expression of the Northen Saw-whet Owl and I fully agree with your thoughts.

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by Isaac Grant on Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:33 pm
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Thanks for all of the kind comments and the editors pick. It is very much appreciated.

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