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Hillbillygirl
02-27-2011, 09:17 PM
After a few trips to try and find them we finally captured a Short-Eared Owl. It is not the best, but could not get a better angle. These owls are only approx. 15" from tip of tail to top of head and weigh less than a pound. He was approx. 80 yards out from us.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/E30C0961.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/E30C0963.jpg

Realist
02-27-2011, 09:28 PM
Sure is a pretty owl.

Michaelaw
02-27-2011, 09:53 PM
Nice job...I'm still waiting for mine.

jude01
02-28-2011, 09:16 AM
Love the markings on its face

Marko
02-28-2011, 09:56 AM
I just love owls - Nice set!

JAS_Photo
02-28-2011, 12:03 PM
Sweet little fellow. Nice find!

Hillbillygirl
02-28-2011, 06:37 PM
Thanks all, and we are hoping to get down to try for some more before they head back to the Arctic. There was a gentleman telling us that one guy comes out and baits them with mice, and it is quite a sight to see them come down and snatch them up. Would love to get some shots of that.

aubintbay
03-01-2011, 05:07 PM
Nice pictures. Really like owls!!

asnow
03-01-2011, 08:03 PM
Cool pictures. I like how you have managed to tone down the white background. It this simply a matter of lowering your exposure. Pictures I take with a white background like that tend to bright and washed out.

Hillbillygirl
03-02-2011, 07:10 AM
Thanks Aub, and thank you Asnow. As for the background it was actually a very dark grey day sky behind him, so wasn't too hard to expose for this. I was actually shooting at 800 ISO just to capture a little more light.

Mad Aussie
03-03-2011, 02:03 AM
Lovely pair of hooters you got there HBG ;)

Hillbillygirl
03-03-2011, 05:29 AM
Why thank you MA, so nice of you to notice.:o:o;)

Mad Aussie
03-03-2011, 02:11 PM
Sometimes I'm too shy to say anything :o

Hillbillygirl
03-03-2011, 06:03 PM
You, shy? Puuuullleeease:rolleyes:, spare us the bull.