Great horned owl and owlette

Discussion in 'Birds' started by sonuj2, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. sonuj2

    sonuj2

    May 11, 2006
    Naperville, IL
    Lucky to find a Great Horned Owl family in the Chicago area. Not the greatest of images but an attempt to capture a bird not so commonly spotted in the city. I know the background is blown out but shooting conditions were very tricky and it was very cold with very strong winds blowing throughout the day.

    I am having some trouble posting pictures so if someone can help out I'd certainly appreciate it:

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  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Nice shot
    They do not make it easy for pics thats for sure.
    They sure know how to hide
     
  3. sonuj2

    sonuj2

    May 11, 2006
    Naperville, IL
    Thanks Gale. I shot wide open with my 80-200 + Kenko 1.4X and had to crop the image almost 40%. Considering this was my first birding outing, and considering the brrrrrrr cold conditions in Chicago yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised I came up with this shot.
     
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