Owletts and Mom - additional shots

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Pancho had already posted some shots of these birds. I thought I would add a few more.

Before they left the nest I was able to get a few shots of the babies and Mom. D800, 300 f2.8 with 1.7 TC. Shots from 2 different weekends.
Department of Wildlife would not allow you to shoot them after that (rightfully so). I guess some people were actually hollering at them and throwing things at the trees to get the birds attention. It messed up there sleep wake cycle and upset the Mom. I went late enough and early enough that they were alert.
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Very nice Michael. It's terrific to see the little family all together. They're great birds.
 
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Very nice work. Cant believe some people were throwing and yelling at them. Thats what gives wildlife photographers a bad reputation among birders.
 
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Pancho had already posted some shots of these birds. I thought I would add a few more.

Before they left the nest I was able to get a few shots of the babies and Mom. D800, 300 f2.8 with 1.7 TC. Shots from 2 different weekends.
Department of Wildlife would not allow you to shoot them after that (rightfully so). I guess some people were actually hollering at them and throwing things at the trees to get the birds attention. It messed up there sleep wake cycle and upset the Mom. I went late enough and early enough that they were alert.

Michael -

*love* your first shot of those GHO triplets. I also can't believe that some idiots were actually throwing rocks :eek: at the nest. Just ridiculous and disturbing . . .
 

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