…morning light is magic…


Here are more photos of Burrowing Owls trying to intimidate prairie dogs that got too close.  They do a great job of expanding their body size with their feathers, which makes for some cool photo op’s.  Hoping to get the opportunity to see them again.

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

Aperture priority, 1/1000 sec @ F8, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, 700mm


Aperture priority, 1/1600 sec @ F7.1, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, 700mm


4 responses

  1. Love the “fierce” look of the little bird. Great shots.

    September 18, 2016 at 1:15 pm

  2. These are awesome. I also love their fierce look and their ‘increase in size’ technique. I’m sure I could watch them with the prairie dogs for hours! I’d love to see and get the opportunity to photograph these owls, some day I hope. 🙂

    September 22, 2016 at 6:21 pm

  3. Thanks Stephen. It’s very cool to see them all puffed up.

    September 24, 2016 at 3:45 pm

  4. Thanks Donna. I had seen the prairie dogs early in my travels to Lubbock but didn’t see any owls until a few months ago. Wish that I had paid more attention early on.

    September 24, 2016 at 3:47 pm

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