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Stretch1904 March 01, 2017
HAHAHAHAH Don't know if I should be laughing at its expression, but it looks cute/funny
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markmorones March 05, 2017
Great capture!
 
Grayandcolours August 12, 2017
Lovely shot!
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Alfredo_Jose Jun 14
Gorgeous capture!
 
Foarte fain! Bravo.
Dragos_Pop Dec 07
Multumesc !
 
Baile963 Dec 12
Oh I a absolutely love this. This is great
Dragos_Pop Dec 12
Thank you !

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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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