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Old Jan 21, 2015, 9:04 PM   #1
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went back to check on the owls again today... it wasn't as windy, and the short-ears were much more active. here are a couple of "BIF" shots of a "shorty" in flight, hunting... 7D, 400mm, 1/500 @ f/5.6...



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Old Jan 21, 2015, 10:07 PM   #2
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Rocky, these are 2 beautiful shots with only 1/500 sec shutter speed!
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thanks, WCKSer! yeah, i'd have preferred a faster shutter, but the light was going fast, and 1/500 was about all i could manage without cranking the ISO up too much...
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Rocky,
I have enjoyed viewing all of your recent owl shots, they are beautiful. Great horned owls are about all I have access to down here. What ISO were you shooting? I was recently shooting Snow geese in the fog and was using ISO 1250 and the shots came out great. I think we tend to underestimate the high ISO capabilities of the newer generation of DSLR's.

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Rocky,
I have enjoyed viewing all of your recent owl shots, they are beautiful. Great horned owls are about all I have access to down here. What ISO were you shooting? I was recently shooting Snow geese in the fog and was using ISO 1250 and the shots came out great. I think we tend to underestimate the high ISO capabilities of the newer generation of DSLR's.

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thanks, Steve! i've never seen a great horned owl, so i guess we're even... these were shot at ISO 1600 in rapidly fading light, so they were pretty noisy, but i was able to clean 'em up in PP.
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