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 Northern Hawk Owl
08-JAN-2012 Tom Munson

Northern Hawk Owl

Spokane Co WA

This was taken at around 350 yards, so a huge crop and not a very good image. I stacked a 2X and 1.4 Converters so that made it 2184mm. Thanks to Patrick & Jessica
McKann for finding the Owl and Tim O'Brien for posting the location.

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV ,Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM
1/500s f/8.0 at 1200.0mm iso800 full exif

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Stuart Smith22-May-2012 01:20
Wow, unbelievable! But believable. Great job Tom.
Dave Hawkins09-Jan-2012 14:04
Not bad for a 2000mm stack! LOL I love a determined photographer V
Fong Lam09-Jan-2012 11:05
You captured it well even through that distance, Tom...V
Ken Chambers ARPS09-Jan-2012 09:38
Tom, I wonder if he could see you without the use of optics, as well is you saw him ? WONDERFUL "V"
Chris Morton09-Jan-2012 08:22
thanks for intro to owl, still a pleasant portrait - and is that some sort of record for focal length?!
fotabug09-Jan-2012 07:44
Oh wow, is this ever spectacular! One in a million! BV
Tom LeRoy09-Jan-2012 06:51
Fantastic find, and what a shot even at this distance. Very impressive work, Tom. V
Sheila09-Jan-2012 05:57
I wish I could take a not very good image this good :-)
Claude Gagnon09-Jan-2012 03:26
Nice one like this one around here this winter :((
pkocinski09-Jan-2012 01:56
A rarity indeed.
Char09-Jan-2012 01:13
A really picture perfect capture, Tom!\/
Shayne09-Jan-2012 00:54
Amazing - nicely done Tom
sandy barbour09-Jan-2012 00:38
It sure is beautiful Tom!
Judi Hastings09-Jan-2012 00:34
Never have heard of a hawk owl! Nice image even tho its heavily cropped and 'soft' are educating some of us! :)
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography09-Jan-2012 00:08
Good eye, good shot, Vote :)
Hank Vander Velde09-Jan-2012 00:05
Good find and effort Tom. Came out pretty good at that reach.
Stephanie08-Jan-2012 23:40
What a pretty owl!!!! He seems to be small compared to the size of the tree branches.
Graeme08-Jan-2012 23:37
Terrific capture of this beautiful owl, Tom.BV
Dennis08-Jan-2012 23:34
Nice find send some up my way.
Cheers !