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Catching the Rays


Posted by ADKShooter on Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:13 pm

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Nikon D810, Nikon 300mm F2.8
ISO 400, 1/400s, F6.3, Tripod

This red phased Eastern Screech Owl was high in a tree a few years ago catching the late day sun on a cold breezy winter day. This image demonstrates how inconspicuous they can be when roosting.  I was fortunate to know a few of the areas where this particular owl liked to roost and was able to find him after some searching.

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by Karl Egressy on Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:43 pm
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Nice find and image in good light.
 

by Nate Chappell on Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:32 pm
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Very nice habitat shot, I might crop it to a vertical if it will hold up
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by david fletcher on Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:21 am
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Excellent find Warren. Well worth the searching. Lovely light and liking the use of habitat.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:28 am
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Great find- must have been tricky-so well hidden in that tree.
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:10 am
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What a great spot he's chosen, in the sun and no doubt out of the wind against that tree! Lovely find and shot, Warren.

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by Mary Brun on Sun Dec 05, 2021 2:19 pm
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What an incredible eye you had, it must not be easy to spot these magnificent animals.
This one in particular seems to be part of the tree itself or rather to be a nuance of it.
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by Cindy Marple on Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:07 pm
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Perfect spotlight so that it is visible! I like the crop suggestion- although I might go more square-ish, and just eliminate the bright trunk at the right side.
 

by ADKShooter on Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:35 pm
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Just a quick note about the chosen crop. Yes, a vertical or square would both be better for locating the owl more easily. My intent with this image was to make it a bit more difficult to focus one's attention to it, as one would normally come across him in his environment. However, thank you as always for your suggestions.
 

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