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Asio Otus
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Contest Finalist in Picturing Other Species Photo Contest
Runner Up in Beautiful Owls Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Beautiful Owls Photo Contest
Peer Choice Award
Contest Finalist in Wildlife Portraits Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in We Love Animals Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 18
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Earth Day Every Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
Picturing Other Species Photo ContestTop 10 class
Anything Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
Anything Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Swag ProjectTop 10 class
The Swag ProjectTop 10 class week 1
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class week 2
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class week 1
Beautiful Owls Photo ContestTop 10 class
Beautiful Owls Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 class
ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 class week 1
Wildlife Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class
Wildlife Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 7Top 10 class
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 7Top 10 class week 1
We Love Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
We Love Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
It Is Cold Outside Photo ContestTop 10 class
It Is Cold Outside Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 18Top 10 class
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 18Top 10 class week 2
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 18Top 10 class week 1

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Stretch1904
 
Stretch1904 March 01, 2017
HAHAHAHAH Don't know if I should be laughing at its expression, but it looks cute/funny
markmorones PRO+
 
markmorones March 05, 2017
Great capture!
Grayandcolours
 
Grayandcolours August 12, 2017
Lovely shot!
Alfredo_Jose PRO
 
Alfredo_Jose June 14, 2018
Gorgeous capture!
VieruAndreiSilviu
 
VieruAndreiSilviu December 07, 2018
Foarte fain! Bravo.
Dragos_Pop
Dragos_Pop December 07, 2018
Multumesc !
Baile963
 
Baile963 December 12, 2018
Oh I a absolutely love this. This is great
Dragos_Pop
Dragos_Pop December 12, 2018
Thank you !
DNproSTUDIO
 
DNproSTUDIO July 08, 2019
great shot for the owl

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken on the outskirts of Bucharest, Romania.
Time
It was a crisp winter morning. I was up before sunrise and went to find the owls. I knew that during the winter they stay closer to old buildings looking for rats and mice. I live near an old palace so I went there to find them.
Lighting
Owls are difficult to find during the day because they hunt at night. I hoped that if I got there early in the morning I would find some of them still active. I was lucky to find this one sitting in a beautiful tree covered in fresh snow. The one thing missing was a little more light on the owl. I waited for a few minutes and the light softly covered the owl. It was perfect !
Equipment
This was shot with my old friend, the Canon 5D mk II and a 70-300 L.
Inspiration
I love nature. I shoot mostly landscapes but I love animals and birds too. The owl is one of my favorite creatures and I tried to photograph one for a long time.
Editing
I kept a low level of post processing since the light was good and I wanted a natural look.
In my camera bag
I take my 5D mk II anywhere with me. I also carry the 16-35 L for landscapes and the 70-300 L for subjects far away.
Feedback
When you want to photograph birds you have to be really patient. Learn more about your subject and try to anticipate where it will be and wait for the light to be just right. I took me 3 days to take this photo so patience is key :)

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