…morning light is magic…

Burrowing Owl Portrait

This juvenile Burrowing Owl was hanging out near the fence line where I was taking photos.  Moved my car up close to him and shot away for about 10 min as he was trying to stay awake.

He finally moved for the second photo but there was a blurred out barbed wire fence right above him so I cropped it tighter.

Had to use negative exposure compensation to keep from blowing out the whites on his chest.

Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500mm F4 II II with 1.4X III teleconverter, handheld out the car window

Aperture priority, 1/800 sec @ F9, ISO 800, evaluative metering, -2/3 exposure compensation

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Aperture priority, 1/640 sec @ F9, ISO 800, evaluative metering, -2/3 exposure compensation

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2 responses

  1. I like this lighting very much.

    August 15, 2016 at 9:01 am

    • Thanks Stephen. Wish that he would have been that close right at sunrise but it turned out well with negative exposure compensation. Although these photos look darker on my phone than on my computer.

      August 15, 2016 at 8:29 pm

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