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The Buzzard watching the owl
07-SEP-2012

The Buzzard watching the owl

This is also a crop as it was very high in the sky and it must have seen the owl as it circled for some time.

See next picture - http://www.pbase.com/mjlamoon/image/145997837

I saw the little owl look up, he must have good eyesight as he saw this tiny spec in the sky and froze before diving to the ground and hiding in a rabbits burrow.

Nikon D800
1/2000s f/9.0 at 200.0mm iso1600 hide exif
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Date/Time07-Sep-2012 12:01:11
MakeNikon
ModelNIKON D800
Flash UsedNo
Focal Length200 mm
Exposure Time1/2000 sec
Aperturef/9
ISO Equivalent1600
Exposure Bias
White Balance
Metering Mode
JPEG Quality
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Yvonne13-Sep-2012 02:31
So glad the little owl escaped, a lovely story Martin!
Ken Chambers ARPS13-Sep-2012 01:54
Natures way of survival, glad that we don't have to make the choices of who lives and who dies.... food for thought!
woody3412-Sep-2012 23:38
Wonderful capture, and interesting circumstances...I wonder if the owl was eventually caught..V
Sheila12-Sep-2012 23:25
Excellent shot. Quick thinking on your part too.
J S Quesada12-Sep-2012 23:00
Fantastic details considering distance and cropping. V
Karen Stuebing12-Sep-2012 22:20
They always look so pretty and graceful when flying. I'm glad it wasn't after the owl but I believe they only eat carrion. Great capture of this buzzard alone in the sky. V.
Bob White12-Sep-2012 20:09
Nice to see the owl survived ,,,,v
Colin Storey12-Sep-2012 18:44
Glad the owl was ok, great set of images. v
joseantonio12-Sep-2012 16:34
excellent capture of this flying beauty...v.
Vickie BROWN12-Sep-2012 15:45
Glad to see the little owl was on the alert for him, it must be scared direct eye contact! V
Walter O. Koenig12-Sep-2012 15:36
Very well spotted and lots of details despite the crop. This is where the extra pixels of the D800 come in handy. "V"
Stephanie12-Sep-2012 15:03
Hope he didn't eat any rabbits as he was seeking shelter! Eeeeeek!
Great capture and story Martin! V
Chris Morton12-Sep-2012 15:00
a good double bill, or is it a double beak? But I have watched dozens of buzzards often for extended periods and never once seen one dive for prey and wondered when they do eat, suspect in light too poor for photography. In good light/weather they just seem to ride the sky for pleasure with just occasional crow evasion exercises
janescottcumming12-Sep-2012 14:57
I have always hear they have great eyesight. Glad the little owl made it to a safe place. This guy looks ready to drop and grab something! V
soulis12-Sep-2012 14:36
Beautiful work. V.
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