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Apr 08, 2018 20:01 |  #1

I have been doing nature related photography since 2005 and have never had a Snowy Owl or any raptor catch a wild rodent and decide to land directly in front of me let alone during golden hour sunlight. It was an amazing experience we had this evening. Have been shoooting this several times a week in the evenings mainly since Dec and it has paid off nicely. This night the wait was about 2 hours or so before we got any real movement. Better still its only a 15 min drive from my house.

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Shot in P mode as with the owls moving around and doing upexpected things it gives me a better chance of success.



  
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Apr 08, 2018 21:18 |  #2

JTF wrote in post #18602741 (external link)
I have been doing nature related photography since 2005 and have never had a Snowy Owl or any raptor catch a wild rodent and decide to land directly in front of me let alone during golden hour sunlight. It was an amazing experience we had this evening.

Ontario, Canada

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Apr 08, 2018 22:38 |  #3

Excellent!


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Apr 08, 2018 23:07 |  #4

That's such beautiful light, and it certainly helped you to get those eyes so beautifully captured, with that rich, bright yellow color being showcased so nicely.

Would you mind sharing what lens you used, and, if a zoom, what focal length you were zoomed in to? . Also, your settings? . I am particularly interested in knowing the focal length and the aperture, as these are the factors that most affect the depth of field and the way that the background was rendered.


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Apr 08, 2018 23:10 |  #5

That's a major capture, JTF.

You should be very proud of that one!
Beautiful Photo!!!




  
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Apr 08, 2018 23:30 |  #6

Congrats!


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Apr 09, 2018 02:32 |  #7

Ace.




  
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Apr 09, 2018 02:53 |  #8

This shot gets an A+


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Apr 09, 2018 02:54 |  #9

Amazing luck and well done for getting the shots when it happened.




  
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Apr 09, 2018 03:05 |  #10

JTF wrote in post #18602741 (external link)
I have been doing nature related photography since 2005 and have never had a Snowy Owl or any raptor catch a wild rodent and decide to land directly in front of me let alone during golden hour sunlight. It was an amazing experience we had this evening.

Ontario, Canada

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Great capture.

You have to be out there to get the shot.


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Apr 09, 2018 13:29 |  #11

Wow, you were lucky!

Luck Defined in Context: "Have been shooting this several times a week in the evenings mainly since Dec and it has paid off nicely. This night the wait was about 2 hours or so before we got any real movement."


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Apr 09, 2018 13:43 |  #12

JTF wrote in post #18602741 (external link)
I have been doing nature related photography since 2005 and have never had a Snowy Owl or any raptor catch a wild rodent and decide to land directly in front of me let alone during golden hour sunlight. It was an amazing experience we had this evening. Have been shoooting this several times a week in the evenings mainly since Dec and it has paid off nicely. This night the wait was about 2 hours or so before we got any real movement. Better still its only a 15 min drive from my house.

Ontario, Canada

QUOTED IMAGE

Nikon D7200
Nikon AF-S 80-400MM F/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Shot handheld as per normal for me

ƒ/5.6
400.0 mm
1/640
360
Center-weighted average

Shot in P mode as with the owls moving around and doing upexpected things it gives me a better chance of success.

What can I add.... such beautiful light.... and an amazing subject. I really enjoyed the photograph. The story behind it always interests me, so thank you for including it.


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Apr 11, 2018 05:42 |  #13

Beauty of a shot, so worth the wait.


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Apr 11, 2018 18:17 |  #14

Awesome!


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Apr 12, 2018 03:16 |  #15

Well done.


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