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This burrowing owl was getting its morning hunt in as he was flying from fence post to fence post looking for his prey.

This burrowing owl was getting its morning hunt in as he was flying from fence post to fence post looking for his prey.
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grantkgillon
 
grantkgillon May 19, 2017
fab
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe October 08, 2017
Very nice capture!

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken outside of Downey, Idaho. On a beautiful May morning.
Time
This image was taken just after sunup on a beautiful May morning. Taken around 9:00 A.M.
Lighting
The morning light and spring colors in the background made this a pretty fun shot. The layers of the background colors and the sun light upon the Burrowing Owl was a perfect combination.
Equipment
The equipment used was a Nikon D5300, Tamron 150mm - 600mm lens. ISO 100, Shutter 1/320, Aperture 1/9.
Inspiration
One of my favorite things to do is to track down anytype of owl and capture the moments of them in their enviroments. From them nesting to hunting or just soaking up the morning sun on a fence post. The personalities of these beautiful birds is what keeps me going out time and time again.
Editing
I used Nikon's RAW software View NX.
In my camera bag
I now have my Nikon D500, Tamron 150-600mm G2 lens, Nikon 85mm Macro lens, Nikon 16-80mm lens, Tamron 18-400mm Lens, Nikon 35mm lens, Sunpak Tripod, various filters, etc.
Feedback
Have patience. These birds can be tricky at times. Sometimes as soon as they see you they fly off or get deeper into coverage of trees, etc. If you find where they are nesting or their hunting grounds, pick a spot to setup and wait. Once they become familiar with you and know you are not there to harm them, they can put on a good show for you.

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