The Ornery Owl

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I was out scouting for a grad shoot which I was to do the next evening when I noticed a crow a few hundred feet from me. He was making a loud ruckus while circling over and diving at something in the grass. Naturally, I had to see what he thought was such a big deal, so I walked over.

I then spotted this owl sitting in the grass, hissing at the swooping crow. At about 80 feet, I crouched, zoomed all the way to 135mm (haha, that's my longest focal length) and shot a few frames. I inched closer and took a few more. I did this until I was no more than 20 feet from him - quietly snapping shots, quietly inching forward. He was staring me down the entire time. The crow had stopped swooping and had gone to perch in a nearby tree to watch us both.

Finally, this old owl decided I had come too close and took off. He landed in the nearby tree with the crow to bicker some more. I walked away, happy with my good fortune.
08/07/2010 - 08:19Dubious Drewski
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/2000
Focal Length135mm


Link Posted 06/04/2011 - 14:18
Lovely shot.This is why I try to always take my camera with me, you never know what shot you can capture next!
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