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The Sunbathing Owl



This screech owl enjoys a bit of sunshine and warmth on a cold winters day ... a good place for a nap!

This screech owl enjoys a bit of sunshine and warmth on a cold winters day ... a good place for a nap!
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Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken in the Fairport community of western NY. This little guy took up residence in hollow tree right in a neighborhood.
Time
The image was taken in the early morning.
Lighting
This owl was actually sunbathing in the morning sunlight on a warmer than normal winter morning.
Equipment
I used a Nikon d750 with a Tamron 150-600mm lens. The camera was placed on a tripod utilizing natural light. I was only about 20 yards away.
Inspiration
I love nature and wildlife, and spend large amounts of time in the wild.
Editing
The image has basic editing that was done in Lightroom.
In my camera bag
My kit typically includes a wide angle and telephoto lens along with ND filters and grads. I typically use a tripod or monopod.
Feedback
My success is mostly the result of knowing a great deal about the habits of the critters I pursue. I have also worked hard to develop a skill set for taking sharp images in low light.

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