This Great Horned Owl chick was intently tracking something and trying to scream but to no avail. Nary a peek could be heard. Silence can be golden or deadly, if you are trying to call momma back to the nest.
Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II with 1.4x III teleconverter mounted on tripod with Wimberley II head, 580 EX II flash with better beamer
1/160 sec @ F5.6, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation, fill flash at -3 stops
That’s a mouth size that would even impress a dentist.
March 22, 2014 at 4:10 pm
Nice captured moment. I was there today for some time shooting this one. As I moved around the nest it followed me with its eyes. Even when several people showed up it seemed to lock in on me as I walked around the tree. Light was still bad, with the full overcast.
March 22, 2014 at 6:26 pm
He would open wide but noting would come out. Needs vocal lessons.
March 26, 2014 at 7:04 am
Thanks Doug. He is a very observant little guy. Full sun in the morning would be tough shooting as well.
March 26, 2014 at 7:05 am