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Discussion in 'Nature' started by mcasan, Nov 8, 2014.
A few shots from a recent trip
Some really great shots in there
All taken with EM-5 oly 60 2.8 macro
One from earlier this year that landed on a tree in our backyard at night (no Idea as to breed). I was completely unprepared for this and shot it with my 35-100mm f2 (significant crop) and when I came back with my longer lens, I made too much noise coming outside and it took off:
owl wink by foxtail_1, on Flickr
barred owl 3 by foxtail_1, on Flickr
screech owl 1 by foxtail_1, on Flickr
How do you get those great shots of owls during the day? I don't think I've ever seen an owl in daylight in Australia.
_7040387.jpg by savingspaces33, on Flickr
_7040067.jpg by savingspaces33, on Flickr
In my case, two of the three were out during daylight. The snowy owl was around a nearby town for 2-3 weeks last January, and just perched on buildings and trees, or hunted in fields. I think they are diurnal, not nocturnal. The barred owl was on a nest in Florida, so it was awake but not flying during the day. The screech owl was photographed at dusk, as it came out of its nest in the pole. I know that they are nocturnal, so I was just lucky to see it when there was still enough light (and to be close enough).
Thanks. It appears that we only have 10 owl species and I still haven't figured out what I photographed.
75-300 @ 117mm
ISO 2000, 1/13 @ f5.3
Some of my favorite owl portraits:
(siberian eagle owl)
(great grey owl)
(eurasian eagle owl)
Ray, I think you've got a frogmouth there, not an owl. I think it's a tawny frogmouth, but see what you think.
Wikipedia says, "The tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) is a species of frogmouth native to Australia that is found throughout the Australian mainland and Tasmania. Tawny frogmouths are big-headed stocky birds often mistaken for owls due to their nocturnal habits and similar colouring."
That's the only one that I've found that comes sort of close in appearance, so you could be right. I should label it 'Not an owl'.
The only owl I have seen here in NZ is the Morepork. They are nocturnal. Good luck getting a shot of that...
But it's still a great shot of what is probably an elusive nocturnal bird!