Sleeping Eastern Screech Owl

Posted by ADKShooter on Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:41 am

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Nikon D850, Nikon 500mm F5.6 pf
ISO 64, 1/15s, F10, Tripod, Mirror Lock

This image was taken early yesterday morning at sunrise. The strange specs were as a result of having taken a group of images at higher settings and then trying an experiment.  I only took two at this setting when a small group of Blue Jays harassed the owl and he withdrew into the old Wood Duck box he appears to have taken as his residence for the Winter.

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by david fletcher on Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:44 am
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Remarkable capture and sighting Warren. Like the thinking and opportunity taken to try something different. Works a treat.
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:25 am
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They are so well camouflaged and the box looks like a nice condo for the winter.
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by Cindy Marple on Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:03 am
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When you have some time to try different things it's good to experiment! Looks like he found himself a cozy winter home.

by Mary Brun on Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:55 pm
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Really a lovely picture of this beautiful and very satisfied Owl.

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by paul fletcher on Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:30 pm
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A very interesting photo, Warren- your experimental camera settings, worked out well here.

by Karl Egressy on Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:11 pm
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Excellent head shot.

by Carol Clarke on Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:36 am
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Wonderful shot, Warren! ''Snug as a bug in a rug!''

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