This afternoon we decided to try and hunt down the short eared owl that has to date eluded us. Here is my lovely, bundled up wife looking for this creature with her cheap $12 binoculars...I really should buy her a decent pair! We finally spotted him sitting up in a tree...completely and horribly back lit. I used +EV to capture some detail on him here... View attachment 5025 Here he is hovering over the marsh ice, looking for a meal...again he was extremely back lit. View attachment 5026 Finally, as the light was getting low, one last shot way offin the distance as he flew towards us... View attachment 5027 Now that we know where he lives, we're gonna have to catch up with him a bit closer and in better light. By the way...I would have killed for a 500 or 600 here with no TC!