Owl

We hear the owls all the time. Being so close to the Haskell Canyon Open Space means there is a lot of small prey available for these silent hunters. But we rarely see them. And when we do, it’s almost always at night. In this case this morning, it was just before the official start of twilight. It was much darker than this image makes it appear, so focusing was extremely difficult. I was going to take a second shot at a higher ISO, but this beautiful bird did what birds do and flew away. Those blurred circles in the blue sky are actually stars. I was so happy to catch even this shot. [ location ]


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  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Taken: 20 October, 2020
  • Exposure bias: -1EV
  • Focal length: 240mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 2.5s
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