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Jan 24, 2012 07:21 |  #1

Certainly not the most impressive photo, as this was a distant bird, but this crop does showcase how well they blend in---even after I found the owl, it took me several minutes to re-find it, each time I decided to change a setting or reposition myself.

This was at the Sandy Ridge Reservation in Lorain County, Ohio, which is a terrific spot for raptors---and home to at least two GHO nests. (Many more raptor and owl shots at my flickr: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/noahcomet/ (external link))

7D & 400 f/5.6. Handheld, f/7.1, 1/800 (about as slow as I ever dare to go when handholding that lens) ISO 2500. Manual mode; spot metering. The hardest part about this shot---aside from finding the owl---was hitting focus, since there were many many branches at various distances along the way. (This is why I ended up stopping down a little---I needed some focus forgiveness!)

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Jan 24, 2012 07:59 |  #2

I wouldn't argue w/a shot like that at all Noah...that's easy to pick out the bird and make out the species.
You make me want to go track down my local GHO and snap away.....hey, be back later - ;)


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Jan 24, 2012 08:27 |  #3

Cheers! In a few weeks they should be easier to find than ever, assuming you know where they nest.


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