Burrowing Owls — Covering All Bases

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Speaking of amusing images, here’s one that I especially like;

The four juvenile Burrowing Owls in this image almost seem to have been assigned areas to check for possible incoming danger.

Burrowing Owls aren’t the most cooperative of subjects. I wanted to capture an image of this quartet with all four members staring directly at me. Try as I might, each one of the little owls had its own idea about where to look. I must have made at least 200 images of them and in none of the images was I able to manage all four of them looking at me.

But in a way, this image may be better than what I was hoping for because it shows each owl’s unique take on the situation. I’m definitely very happy with it.

Image made with a Canon R5, Canon EF 400mm f4 DO II lens+Canon 1.4x telextender, M setting (auto ISO), ISO 150, f16 @ 1/800, +2/3 stop exposure compensation.

2 Replies to “Burrowing Owls — Covering All Bases”

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Love this but have to say the owl in the centre of the photo looks like he’s had a night on the town and the others are not impressed! 💜

  2. rebelbreeze says:

    It’s a great image, thanks.

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