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Tawny Frogmouth

Tawny Frogmouth
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23 Comments | Report
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry November 30, 2014
How is this bird called?
lanwpg10
 
lanwpg10 December 04, 2014
Great capture!!
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography December 15, 2014
Awesome capture!
texaaronpueschel PRO
 
texaaronpueschel December 18, 2014
A fine entry. Voted.
Viking
 
Viking January 09, 2015
Awesome
Viking
 
Viking January 09, 2015
Awesome
cghalford PRO+
 
cghalford January 10, 2015
Your photo is in the top 3% of my wildlife portraits with attitude challenge. 1394 to final 40
travismorhardt
 
travismorhardt February 05, 2015
Wow! Such attitude...I would have left feeling down on myself had I gotten this look ;)
OutOfTheWild
 
OutOfTheWild February 26, 2015
Great capture I like the sharpness and your DOF
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita March 16, 2015
superb...congrats!
Flosno
 
Flosno March 16, 2015
CONGRATULATIONS and CELEBRATIONS on this award
Remraf
 
Remraf July 20, 2015
Nice shot!
KesPhotography PRO
 
KesPhotography July 20, 2015
Very intense image! The detail and dof is spot on. Nice work
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet July 20, 2015
nice shot, congrats
chuckrickman Premium
 
chuckrickman July 20, 2015
Most awesome. Congrats on being featured.
Bannekh
 
Bannekh July 20, 2015
great shot
Bannekh
 
Bannekh July 20, 2015
great shot
kkat PRO
 
kkat July 20, 2015
Brilliant Capture! Owl? Congratulations!!!
davad610
 
davad610 July 20, 2015
Great shot, lovely DOF
BrianBasson PRO+
 
BrianBasson July 22, 2015
Congrats with being featured with this awesome shot.
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography August 21, 2015
well done!
Marinebumble
 
Marinebumble January 21, 2016
A face only a mother could love....I love pugs, bulldogs, boston terriers...do you see the pattern...so I LOVE this picture
nandicmb
 
nandicmb February 18, 2016
Congratulations on all your wins!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken on my property north of Sydney, Australia. We have a stand of turpentine trees where this pair of Tawny Frogmouths nest.
Time
The photo was taken late afternoon not long before it started to rain in late Spring.
Lighting
Lighting was all natural light. Overcast about to rain.
Equipment
I used my faithful Canon 5d MkII. The camera was paired with my Canon 100-400 f 4.5 - 5.6L IS. I also used 320 ISO due to the cloud. No flash (didn't want to scare them). Aperture was 10. Focal length 400mm.
Inspiration
Each year two Tawny Frogmouth's nest in a particular tree, successfully rearing 2 to 3 chicks.This particular year one of the chicks had prematurely left the nest. So, being nice humans, we helped watch over the chick during the day making sure it was off the ground. Amazingly the parents watched over this chick day and night and would swoop on anything (other than us - they seemed to know we were helping) that went near the chick. This particular day the chick was on our back deck chair and mum or dad(don't know which) came down to feed it. Obviously we got the evil stare when we got a little too close.
Editing
Even though I used my 100-400 Canon Lens, I cropped the image to focus on those amazing eyes. A little colour correction and contrast.
In my camera bag
Naturally it depends on the type of photography I am planning that day. But normally I will pack my Canon 5d MkII and Canon 70d cameras, spare batteries for both - the worst day is when your battery goes flat before you have finished. Lenses according to plans. Maybe Canon 24-105mm, this is by far my favourite lens - it is so versatile. Maybe my Canon 300mm or a wide angle lens. I usually pack a couple of different filters - possible an ND for water blur or a ND Graduant for sunset(especially over water).
Feedback
As birds tend to be very flighty around humans, I suggest staying back and using a 300 or 400mm lens. Don't take too many photos - they will fly away. So I say, short and sweet.

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