Last Thing a Mouse Sees

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Baywing, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. Baywing

    Baywing

    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    Just before it becomes dinner. A Eurasian Eagle Owl coming in for a landing.
    D2x with 70-200 VR
    80965464.
     
  2. *LOL* Excellent photo and a great title! Love those orange eyes!!!!
     
  3. Baywing

    Baywing

    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    Thanks Sandi, I was having a tough day, it was about 95° and humid, in the shade and the D2x just didn't want to AF and track anything. A few did come out ok, but not to my expectations.
     
  4. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Cool shot Bay....:smile:
     
  5. Terrific shot!

    Rich
     
  6. Amazing shot - - poor little mouse. ;-)

    Lil
     
  7. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Fantastic Bay
     
  8. Great shot - scary!
     
  9. Baywing

    Baywing

    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    Thanks everyone, I guarantee the mouse didn't feel a thing!
     
  10. Bay wing that is great coverage with a 70 to 200. I would think if you had really heavy haze from the humidity you could have AF troubles but I would also think the lens you were using (200MM) should have been OK. I have found this with long glass on these types of days and near a river it can get pretty hazy and the eagle nests here are all long photos. Please see post https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=119310
    Thanks Lou.
    www.loubuscher.com
     
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  11. No focusing problems there!!! I suppose the only comfort for the mousie is in the fact it must die of fright before the owl strikes. Fantastic photo!
     
  12. Looks Good from Here, WOW nice close-up
     
  13. Baywing

    Baywing

    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    No probs with the haze, I was only about 10' from the bird, it was more a comment about my physical discomfort.....which can distract from the task at hand.
     
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  14. Baywing

    Baywing

    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    Thanks, the mouse is day old dead, so I know it didn't feel a thing!
     
  15. Baywing

    Baywing

    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    thanks, not much choice on the close-up, it's a BIG birdie!
     
  16. Sorry Baywing I missed out on that as I thought you meant the weather.The photo looked great.
    Lou
     
  17. keirin

    keirin

    Dec 31, 2005
    What extraordinary intensity you've captured here. Nice work.
     
  18. Beautiful capture.
     
  19. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Super cool image! Those eyes are something else.
     
  20. Baywing

    Baywing

    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    Thanks, everyone!
     
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