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20130305 023 Great Horned Owl.jpg
05-MAR-2013 Hank v/d Velde

20130305 023 Great Horned Owl.jpg


Not a very good photograph, but I'll take it for my first GHO this winter, especially taken with it being very high up in a tree, during a light snowfall and under dark skies.

Nikon D800 ,Nikkor 300mm f/4 ED-IF AF-S
1/400s f/5.6 at 420.0mm iso640 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Stephanie06-Mar-2013 21:55
I think you're being watched Hank! Adorable! :)
Simon Chandler06-Mar-2013 19:51
Excellent capture of the expressive eyes in a nice setting. v
SageCreek Images06-Mar-2013 18:02
It is a nice image specially with the 300mm lens...
Peter Stahl06-Mar-2013 16:13
Nice find and congrats on the first of the season! :-))
jean-yves chamberland06-Mar-2013 15:06
nice find capture Hank!
Colin Storey06-Mar-2013 13:56
Still a great looking shot of this owl Hank.
Dennis06-Mar-2013 13:50
Always a great find...what ever the conditions.
Cheers !
Fong Lam06-Mar-2013 11:28
Nevertheless this is a great capture, the pose and setting...V
Tom LeRoy06-Mar-2013 09:44
Hank, you got the shot! Wish I had one.... Excellent... V.
NealyBob06-Mar-2013 08:16
Still a nice shot Hank~! Better than the one that I didn't take~!
Bryan Murahashi06-Mar-2013 05:19
Nice capture under the challenging condtions.
Coleen Perilloux Landry06-Mar-2013 05:05
Wonderful catch, nevertheless. Not an easy find.
Glenn Dean (Vatorman)06-Mar-2013 03:44
A nice spotting nonetheless - with a spring nest to watch?
Jean D06-Mar-2013 02:24
Lovely capture of this sleepy GHO with the nest above it's head..
Jess. ( Lady.D.)06-Mar-2013 02:07
Well done Hank, these guys are hard to capture....
Yi Feng06-Mar-2013 01:03
Beautiful finding, Hank
Jim Coffman06-Mar-2013 00:54
You still managed a shot! That is more than I can get :(
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