Friday, July 23, 2010


I'm not sure which species this Owl belong to, but
this bird was very small, just as big as our palm.
These shots came from 600mm lense.


  1. Quynh Le this is a very nice set of photos. Very clean crisp exposures. The three poses are excellent! Subject matter is great! I have so much to learn.

    I believe this is a Western Burrowing Owl. I have seen these in the Big Bend Area of Texas. According to the Sibley Guide to Birds this is the only small owl likely to be seen perched in the open in daylight.

  2. Very nice pictures! What shutter speed, f stop etc were you using if you don't mind me asking? And were these hand held?

  3. These are fantastic photos! The last one even shows the detail in the owls eye. That last one is also a little scary. It looks like the owl is a little crazy! LOL

  4. Paul, are you kidding me? This lense is 11 bl. plus a D3 body total about 15 bl. I might do that when I was in 20's. The setting on the 2nd photo it was on A mode, f/4, ISO 400, SHUTTER SPEED 1/4000 SEC, AND EXPOSURE BIAS -.3 STEP. However, the last one it was on Canon EOS-1D MARK IV that belong to my friend. I just borrowed to compare the focus system speed between the Nikon @ Canon.


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