Short-eared Owls

Friday 21st November 2008

On a cold but bright late afternoon, two Short-eared Owls (photos above and below) were performing well at Aust Warth in South Gloucestershire. I can't get enough of these beautiful birds, and watched them hunting until near-dark, the birds sparring with each other on a couple of occasions.


Tom said…
Great shots! Did you get those in that dim light?
Paul said…
Thanks Tom. Yes it was getting pretty dim! I took the photos using my Canon 400D + Canon 70-300mm IS lens at ISO 800, 1/200sec. The lens' image stabiliser was set to mode 2 which allows horizontal panning while stabilising vertically. That said it's trial an error, I just take loads of shots and usually at least a few are decent.

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