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Apr 07, 2013 22:20 |  #1

The Elf Owl that lives on my property is back. This time I was able to see which hole in the Giant Saguaro it calls home. It is very tough to get a good shot of as it's constantly flying around but thanks to my 6D and it's ability to focus in complete darkness, I was able to get it as it poked it's head out of it's nest. Had to use off camera flash for this. Hopefully over the next few days I can set up a feeding station with crickets and a perch to get some sunset shots of it.

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Apr 07, 2013 23:21 |  #2

Wow thats pretty cool!!!




  
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Apr 08, 2013 07:55 |  #3

A great capture, Chris; good for you for tracking him down.
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Apr 08, 2013 08:41 |  #4

Nice find and interesting image. You did well in the dark.




  
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Apr 08, 2013 08:52 as a reply to  @ Alan B's post |  #5

Cute shot, Chris, well done!


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Apr 08, 2013 09:17 |  #6

That is a neat shot! Looks like there may be a few feathers caught on some of those sharp points!


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Apr 08, 2013 13:39 |  #7

Cool shot.


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Apr 08, 2013 14:28 |  #8

what a great looking shot




  
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Apr 08, 2013 15:49 |  #9

Very cool shot!

SJC from VT wrote in post #15803184 (external link)
That is a neat shot! Looks like there may be a few feathers caught on some of those sharp points!

May be rodent fur.


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Apr 08, 2013 15:52 |  #10

Great shot! Looks like that hole is custom-fit for the owl! :)


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Apr 08, 2013 15:52 |  #11

Wow, what a great shot!


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Apr 08, 2013 16:09 |  #12

Terrific shot. He's looking at you as if to say,"What are doing out here at night?"


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Apr 08, 2013 17:24 as a reply to  @ bettyn's post |  #13

Cool Shot. Never heard of an Efl Owl.


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Apr 08, 2013 21:05 |  #14

Thanks everyone, hopefully get some more pics of him or her soon.


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Apr 09, 2013 00:08 as a reply to  @ SVTmaniac's post |  #15

Great photo Chris.
Sunset pics would be killer..



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